Phill Lawson-Shanks




Phill Lawson-Shanks, Chief Development Officer at Aligned Energy (USA)

Phill has more than 25 years of experience identifying new opportunities for further growth of leading data center infrastructure, network architecture, and cloud solutions in the U.S. and abroad.

As Chief Development Officer at Aligned Energy, Phill is responsible for the management of revenue generation and profitability objectives, as well as championing key marketing and communications activities aimed at maximizing new business development.

Prior to joining Aligned Energy, Phill served as Chief Innovation Officer at EdgeConneX, where he was instrumental in driving strategies focused on creating the next generation of network edge-based data centers for the digital content ecosystem.

Throughout his career, Phill has also served in numerous senior executive level positions at Virtacore, Alcatel-Lucent, Savvis (now CenturyLink Technology Solutions), and MCI (now Verizon Digital Media Services).  He currently holds eight active technology patents.

Source: Company biography 

This profile is part of the Power 200 published in January 2019 edition of the Data Economy Magazine. The Power 200 is a biannual global list showcasing the 200 personalities around the world who are leading the data centre, cloud and data sectors through charting new innovations or technological breakthroughs, sheer investment or business acumen, or exceptional entrepreneurial skill sets. To access the full 2019’s edition, visit here.