CEO / Executive Managing Director
Mr. Fazil has more than 25 years of global IT and data center experience spanning the finance, eCommerce, and M&A businesses, He has built several data centers and has helped create strategic outsourcing platforms at several companies and clients for data centers and call centers. He possesses solid senior executive experience and skills, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. He set up ABN AMROs global PMO and its subordinate regional PMOs in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Former Global CIO at Thompson Financial, Arab National Bank, and Interim Head of IT Strategy at Al Alimna Bank where he transformed creative concepts into tangible, profitable results in both national and international environments. He has a proven track record of rolling out data centers, eCommerce platforms (mortgage.com), turning around and optimizing struggling operations (ANB Loan Servicing), acquisitions focusing on infrastructure, data centers and applications, and streamlining processes to enhance efficiency and accelerate revenue gains and economies of scale.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF EMP FLEXBUILD SERVICES / MANAGING DIRECTOR
Mr. Fernández brings over 40 years of experience in the IT and Data Center services industry. From the computerization of the National Library of Venezuela, which implied automating a network of over 200 facilities nationwide at a time when the internet did not exist, to managing worldwide installations and support for Endeavor Information Systems, a premier software company, Jorge has always risen to the challenge.
His passion for computer technology began in school, which led to studies in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the Central University of Venezuela. Over the years, he has expanded his skillset to include programming, database management, systems engineering, computer networking, and operations.
Jorge’s decades of expertise in computer systems have given him invaluable insight into efficient data center design, which in turn lead him to design, manage, and oversee the construction of over 1,000,000 SF of data center facilities, including underground, high-security, and EMP-protected sites.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, FACILITIES
David Lidstrom brings over 30 years of experience in the residential and commercial construction industry. The son of a civil engineer turned developer and custom home builder, Mr. Lidstrom has worn nearly every hat in the industry. Whether it was filling nail holes with putty for a penny each, as a grade schooler, to operating many types of heavy equipment…from draftsman to surveyor to superintendent to land developer, David has accomplished them all.
Along the way, David picked up a degree in Economics from George Washington University and joined our team here at EMPDCC in 2016. While assisting in architecting many of EMPDCC’s current and future offerings, David has taken on the title and responsibilities of Executive VP of Facilities and Development, for which managing the updating and completion of our maiden facility is only the beginning. Identifying new sites, designing future brownfield and greenfield projects, working with local and international designers, vendors and contractors to bring our vision to life all falls on his team’s shoulders.