Menlo Park, CA and Barcelona, Catalonia (Feb 4, 2019) – Submer Immersion Cooling, Barcelona-based designer and manufacturer of Immersion Cooling solutions, today announced the appointment of Jefferson S. Brown as Managing Director North America, effective immediately.
Brown brings more than 25 years of experience in Data Center Sales and Operations to Submer. Brown has most recently served as CCO for UK2 Group and Vice President of Sales for Savvis, the $1.5 billion cloud infrastructure and hosted technology services division of CenturyLink. Throughout his career, he has held commercial leadership positions at VeriSign, Equinix and CompuServe; and developed an impressive reputation for building, scaling and restoring growth to technology sales organizations.
“Success in the North American market is key to Submer’s international mission to make Data Centers more efficient, to increase densities and make them ultimately quicker to deploy. Having someone of Jeff’s caliber to lead Submer in the world’s single largest Data Center market is a clear sign to the HPC, Hyperscale and Data Center communities that Submer is serious about bringing the same advantages to North America and the USA in particular,” said Daniel Pope, CEO of Submer. “Having Jeff at the North American helm with his experience and track record positions us as a key-player.”
In 2006, Brown also led a buyout of Equinix’s Honolulu Data Center business to form DRFortress, Hawaii’s premier colocation and cloud service provider. He served as the company’s original CEO, raising more than $15 million and building the foundation for the largest Data Center operator in the state today. Brown continues to serve on the company’s board of directors.
"Jeff's experience in the Data Center industry will surely help propel Submer to lead the Immersion Cooling charge in North America," said Pol Valls, Submer Co-Founder. "It will be exciting to have him working alongside our CCO Diarmuid Daltún as we shift into high gear and take our solution to the world. We have the best Immersion Cooling solution in the market and will be announcing many new innovations this year, focusing on practicality and automation for Hyperscalers, Supercomputing and Data Centers."
Brown earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago and graduated from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University with a Master of Business Administration degree. Brown also completed the Executive Program in Strategic Sales Management at the Chicago Booth School of Business.
Submer (https://submer.com), the Cleantech company, designs, manufactures and installs Liquid Immersion Cooling solutions for HPC, Hyperscalers, Data Centers, Edge, AI, Deep Learning and Blockchain applications. Set apart by their modular design, the Submer’s Solutions are the most practical, resilient, eco-friendly and highly efficient for Immersion Cooling.
Submer was founded in 2015 by Daniel Pope and Pol Valls to make operating and constructing data centers more sustainable.
With offices, R&D lab and manufacturing plant located in Barcelona, the multi-disciplined world class team brings together skills and experience in Data Center operations, thermal engineering, HW & SW development, service delivery and innovation management, working with leading companies around the globe.