Episode 17 • 5th September 2023 • Nomad Futurist • Nomad Futurist
This week, Jeremy Pease, Chief Executive Officer of Colohouse, joins Nabeel Mahmood and Phillip Koblence on the Nomad Futurist Podcast to unpack his illustrious career in the digital infrastructure industry. With over 20 years of experience specializing in data centers and cloud hosting, Jeremy is no stranger to leading high-performing teams. Before taking the helm at Colohouse, he served as the Senior Vice President of Managed Services at DataBank, where he revitalized revenue streams across multiple business lines. He also held the role of Chief Operating Officer at both Aptum and Contegix, driving product innovation and operational excellence. A graduate of the University of Phoenix with an Associate of Arts in Business, Jeremy is a client advocate who brings a wealth of experience across the entire IT stack.
Nabeel starts the conversation by asking Jeremy about his first steps into the data center industry:
“I started more as a consumer in the data center space for quite a while. It was an interesting transition to go from being a customer to actually working on the data center side of things. It gave me a unique perspective on what customers really need.”
Phil and Nabeel are keen to understand the life lessons that have molded Jeremy into the multifaceted leader he is today:
“I’ve enjoyed the journey because it’s allowed me to learn so many different parts of the business. From cloud hosting to security and compliance, understanding these diverse areas has given me a holistic view of what my teams do and what our customers expect.”
When asked about the advice he would impart to the younger generation, Jeremy offers a gem:
“Transparency is key. I’ve always believed in being transparent with the organization. In my experience, employees often feel they’re kept in the dark when leadership doesn’t share information. Being open fosters a culture of trust and collaboration.”
Jeremy Pease’s episode is not just a career retrospective; it’s a masterclass in leadership and a deep dive into the intricacies of the data center industry. His insights make this episode a must-listen for anyone aspiring to make their mark in the world of digital infrastructure.