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DC Blox appoints Melih Ileri as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Strategy

By Nadine Rogers
Fri, 30th Sep 2022

DC Blox hired seasoned Finance Executive Melih Ileri, as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Strategy. 

In this newly created position, Mr. Ileri will lead DC BLOX’s efforts for securing new debt and equity investments along with driving financial strategies and partnerships to fuel the company’s next phase of growth. This move further demonstrates DC BLOX’s commitment to accelerating its strategic growth plan and enhancing the value of the company’s data centers, regional network, and fiber assets across the Southeast.

“I’ve been impressed with the team at DC BLOX for creating a tremendous platform for growth with owned assets, land for expansion, and a community-first approach,” says Mr. Ileri. 

“With an increasing market of hyperscale, cloud providers and large-scale enterprises in the region, I am very excited for the exponential growth opportunity that lies ahead of us.”

Melih Ileri brings to DC BLOX an impressive track record of executing complex financial transactions across the data center sector and creating strategic partnerships on a global scale with hyperscale, cloud and content providers. Before joining DC BLOX, Mr. Ileri spent 10 years in Corporate Development at EdgeConnex where he was responsible for raising equity and debt financing, developing strategic partnerships, and driving mergers and acquisitions. Through his tenure, Mr. Ileri helped EdgeConnex build and finance over 40 data centers in 33 markets across North America, Europe, South America, and Asia deploying several billion dollars in capital globally.

“I am very proud of the team that we are building at DC BLOX to drive the execution of our company’s strategy. Melih’s deep capital markets experience, industry relationships and global expertise is greatly desired by our board, investors and leadership team to accelerate our ambitious plans across the Southeast,” says Jeff Uphues, CEO, DC BLOX. 

“Our strategy to address the digital infrastructure needs of underserved markets across the Southeast is working well and adding top-tier talent like Melih to execute on our rapid expansion plans is an exciting step in our journey.”

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