Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Uphues is responsible for DC BLOX’s business strategy, mission, goals guiding the company’s vision of designing, building and operating a network of innovative data centers that bring best-in-class business continuity services to the Edge. A tireless tech-savvy executive, strategist and cloud services entrepreneur, he has held C-suite leadership positions in organizations ranging in size from Fortune 50 companies to start-ups since 2002. Jeff is an active board member for several privately held technology software companies and is co-chair of the New Venture Competition for the Harvard Business School Club of Atlanta. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and completed undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Arlington. Jeff lives in Alpharetta, GA with his wife and two girls (who are known as the Three Texas Chix) where he serves as the president of the Jr. Raiders Girls Lacrosse Board.
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin O’Donnell leads DC BLOX’s finance, accounting and human resource teams. Prior to joining the company, he served as CFO of AchieveIt, an enterprise SaaS based company, where he led the company through a period of high growth by building out infrastructure, refining processes and managing teams to support rapid increases in both revenue and headcount. Throughout his career, Kevin has held various finance and operations roles with technology companies such as Cbeyond, S1 and EarthLink. Kevin resides in Atlanta with his wife and two children and, when Kevin is not crunching numbers, he can be found outdoors hiking, mountain biking or playing golf.
Chief Operating Officer
Mark Masi is responsible for DC BLOX’s overall operations leveraging more than 25 years of driving growth and innovation on both a regional and national scale. Mark has a BA in economics from SUNY at Oswego and an MBA in finance from Binghamton University. A serial entrepreneur, he co-founded many technology services companies including Cbeyond, Intermedia Communications and FiberNet. Mark embraces the collaborative nature of start-up environments and enjoys helping teams mature as they cooperatively tackle the challenges of building efficiency and scale. He currently resides in Atlanta with his wife and two grown daughters. Mark is DC BLOX’s resident “foodie” and “wine snob” and laments that he is not able to devote more time to his Peloton bike!
Chief Network and Strategy Officer
Jeff Wabik is responsible for DC BLOX’s technical leadership and strategic development. Since joining the company, he has managed the deployment and growth of its software-automated, multi-terabit, service delivery networks which underpin a broad portfolio of strategic edge-enabled solutions. For more than 30 years, Jeff has combined imagination, vision, and a deep technical acumen to create next-generation technologies for both start-up and mature organizations. Jeff’s experiences include data center network operations, embedded software development, information security, business development, and creation of L2 switching and L3 routing platforms, including the world’s first multi-Gigabit router. In his free time, he is a fitness addict, a commercial and instrument rated pilot. Jeff also plays the drums in rock-n-roll bands, and can’t resist the call of the mountains when snowboarding season hits.
Chief Product and Marketing Officer
Kurt Stoever is responsible for all of DC BLOX’s product-related and marketing activities. With more 25 years of success at driving growth, optimizing operations and increasing client satisfaction, he has held senior technology and executive positions at Electronic Data Systems, Aptegrity, Globix and Quality Technology Services. Kurt is a graduate of the University of Buffalo and Lehigh University and resides in Atlanta with his wife and two children. A retired ski racer, he has traded his skis for a fishing pole and competes in local bass tournaments.
SVP Data Center Engineering and Development
Brian Banner is responsible for DC BLOX’s site selection, data center design, engineering and construction. A registered professional engineer, he leverages more than 20 years of managing datacenter and mission critical construction projects. Prior to joining DC BLOX, Brian was Division Manager for Technical Services at Inglett & Stubbs Electrical Construction where he led the company’s efforts in data center design-build services. He is a proud graduate of Georgia Tech where he earned his degree in Electrical Engineering. Brian and his wife Susan are active in many philanthropies and co-founders of the non-profit organization Most Valuable Kids of Greater Atlanta. Brian resides in Atlanta with his wife and three children.