David Brown, President

David Brown, President of DatotelAs founder and president of Datotel, LLC, David Brown develops Datotel’s strategic direction and oversees the promotion of Datotel’s vast platform of products and services. Prior to the creation of Datotel, Brown spent five years working in the United States and the United Kingdom as a consultant for Oracle, specializing in large-scale enterprise systems integration. In 2004, Brown initiated the creation of Datotel bringing quality cloud computing and colocation services to the St. Louis region along with his expertise in delivering top-tier IT systems.

Today, Datotel is a carrier-class data center facility complemented with a full suite of IT services to manage technology systems with annual revenues in excess of $6m. Based in St. Louis, Mo., Datotel has a $10 million; state-of-the-art colocation facility built, managed and designed to provide IT infrastructures and systems a secure, stable and highly available environment in which to operate. In 2011, in response to continued business growth, Datotel added a 2nd location in the Chicago metro area.

Brown is an active board member of a number of organizations, including; BJC’s Christian Hospital, the United Way of Greater St. Louis and is the President of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO). Brown serves on the Washington University Alumni Board of Governors, the Olin Business School Advisory Council and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). In 2007, he was presented by the Presidents Council on service and civic participation with the Presidents Volunteer Service Award for his commitment to strengthening our nation and making a difference through volunteer service.

Brown holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with Honors in Information Systems Engineering and a Master of Information Management from Heriot-Watt University and Washington University in St. Louis respectively. Brown also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. He is a graduate of Leadership St. Louis, a highly-respected program focused on addressing community issues by developing and tapping into the unique talents and ideas of current and future business leaders. Brown received the St. Louis Business Journal 30 under 30 award in 2005, the St Louis Business Journal 40 under 40 award in 2011 and was recognized by the St Louis Small Business Monthly as 2009 Entrepreneur of the year.

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