Press release

Senior Executive Joins Portman Partners

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People Group
, the number one recruitment firm to the Datacentre and
Cloud sector worldwide, announces the appointment of Mark
as the newest partner at Portman Partners, the company’s
Executive Search division focused on C-level leadership and senior
executive roles for leading firms within the sector.

Mark has more than 25 years of experience in the data centre sector,
working for such firms as CBRE, the Uptime Institute, Dell and Intel. He
speaks regularly at international events and is recognised throughout
the data centre industry as an advisor on technical challenges. Mark
also takes an active part in European data centre standards development
through CENELEC and BSI. He currently serves as Chair of the Best
Practice Committee for the European Code of Conduct for Data Centre
Energy Efficiency.

“We’re delighted to welcome Mark to our leadership team and to add his
deep knowledge and experience to our growing firm,” states Peter
Hannaford, founder of Portman Partners. “Mark’s seasoned insight into
operational excellence, energy efficiency and sustainability will enable
him to identify and precisely match candidates with the right strengths
for the globally transforming needs of each of our clients.”

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to work with Peter and the wider
team in a partnership that has gained such broad-reaching respect for
its insight in the data-centre space,” adds Mark Acton.

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About Datacenter People Group

Founded in 2010, Datacenter People Group is the number one recruitment
firm to the Datacentre and Cloud sector worldwide. The executive search
division, Portman Partners focuses on C-Suite and leadership searches.
The practice has offices in London, Singapore, Tampa and Dublin. To find
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