Netrality Data Centers welcomes Phill Lawson-Shanks to its board of directors



Phill Lawson-Shanks

Netrality Data Centers has announced that Phill Lawson-Shanks has joined the company’s board of directors.

Lawson-Shanks has over 25 years of experience identifying new solutions and opportunities in the data centre industry, and he currently serves as Chief Innovation Officer at Aligned Energy.

As CIO at Aligned Energy, Lawson-Shanks is responsible for advocating innovation throughout the entire organisation, according to the company.

He also plays a key role in positioning Aligned Energy as the thought-leader for adaptive data centre solutions within the industry as well as the external hyperscale and enterprise communities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Phill to our board of directors; his extensive background in data centre infrastructure, network architecture and cloud solutions will be invaluable for the next phase of growth for Netrality,” said Jerry Marshall, Chief Executive Officer at Netrality Data Centers.

Lawson-Shanks’ 25-year career spans leadership roles at EdgeConneX, Virtacore, Alcatel-Lucent, Savvis (now CenturyLink), MCI (now Verizon Digital Media) and Compaq.


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He is also a founding board member of Data Center Delta (DC DELTA), as well as a general partner and mentor at Fortify Ventures.

“I am pleased to join Netrality’s board of directors and look forward to leveraging my experience to help guide the company’s vision to create a more robust platform of distributed point of network interconnection and strategic on-ramps,” said Lawson-Shanks regarding his new appointment.

Netrality Data Centers also announced the appointment of Amber Caramella as the company’s new Chief Revenue Officer.

In this new role, Caramella will be responsible for the company’s revenue generation strategy and execution, including overseeing sales, marketing, strategic alliances and channel partnerships.

In October 2019, Netrality Data Centers revealed that it had closed $75m worth of privately placed investment grade-rated Senior Secured Notes with staggered terms of five and seven years, along with the $325m issued in April 2017.

Net proceeds from the notes were used to pay off remaining third-party mortgages and for general corporate purposes.

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