People: Digital Realty Trust Inc (DLR)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Dennis Singleton

69 2012 Interim Chairman of the Board

A. William Stein

60 2014 Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Secretary

Joshua Mills

42 2010 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Assistant Secretary

Edward Sham

54 2010 Senior Vice President, Controller

Matthew Miszewski

43 2013 Senior Vice President - sales

Ellen Jacobs

60 2010 Senior Vice President - Corporate Services and Human Resources

David Caron

58 2010 Senior Vice President - Portfolio Management

Kris Kumar

53 2012 Senior Vice President and Regional Head, Asia Pacific

James Smith

45 2008 Chief Technology Officer

Scott Peterson

52 2014 Chief Investment Officer

Bernard Geoghegan

52 2013 Managing Director - EMEA

Laurence Chapman

64 2004 Independent Director

Kathleen Earley

62 2004 Independent Director

Ruann Ernst

67 2004 Independent Director

Kevin Kennedy

2013 Independent Director

William LaPerch

58 Independent Director

Robert Zerbst

67 2009 Independent Director

John Stewart

2014 Senior Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Dennis Singleton

Mr. Dennis E. Singleton serves as Interim Chairman of the Board of Digital Realty Trust Inc., effective April 23, 2012. Mr. Singleton is currently a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Singleton was a founding partner of Spieker Partners, the predecessor of Spieker Properties, Inc., one of the largest owners and operators of commercial property on the west coast prior to its $7.2 billion acquisition by Equity Office Properties Trust in 2001. Mr. Singleton served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Spieker Properties, Inc. from 1993 to 1995, Chief Investment Officer and Director from 1995 to 1997 and Vice Chairman and Director from 1998 until his retirement in 2001. During his tenure, Mr. Singleton was involved in identifying and analyzing strategic portfolio acquisition and operating opportunities and oversaw the acquisition and development of more than 20 million square feet of commercial property. From 2001 to the present, Mr. Singleton has managed personal investments in real estate. Mr. Singleton is currently a member of the board of directors and serves on the audit and real estate committees of BRE Properties, Inc., which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Singleton received a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

A. William Stein

Mr. A. William Stein is Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Secretary of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Mr. Stein has over 32 years of investment, financial and operating management experience in both large company environments and small, rapidly growing companies. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Stein provided turnaround management advice to both public and private companies. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Stein served as Co-Head of VentureBank@PNC and Media and Communications Finance at The PNC Financial Services Group where he was responsible for directing the delivery of PNC’s products and services to VentureBank’s high technology and emerging growth client base. Before joining PNC, Mr. Stein was President and Chief Operating Officer of TriNet Corporate Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust, or REIT, that was acquired by Starwood Financial Trust (now called iStar Financial) in late 1999. Prior to being named President of TriNet, Mr. Stein was its Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. TriNet’s portfolio consisted of office, industrial and retail properties throughout the U.S. Before joining TriNet in 1995, Mr. Stein held a number of senior investment and financial management positions with Westinghouse Electric, Westinghouse Financial Services and Duquesne Light Company. Mr. Stein practiced law for eight years, specializing in financial transactions and litigation. Prior to August 2013, Mr. Stein was a member of the board of directors and served on the audit committee and the compensation committee of Wesdome Gold Mines LTD, a public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr. Stein received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science degree with Distinction from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University.

Joshua Mills

Mr. Joshua A. Mills Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Assistant Secretary of Digital Realty Trust Inc., since December 2010. Mr. Mills joined the Company in April 2005 as General Counsel. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Mills was a corporate attorney with Latham & Watkins LLP where his practice included mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and venture capital financing transactions as well as general company representation. Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Mr. Mills served as Associate General Counsel for McAfee.com Corporation and as an associate with Shearman & Sterling, LLP. Mr. Mills received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Edward Sham

Mr. Edward F. Sham serves as Senior Vice President, Controller of Digital Realty Trust Inc., since December 2010. He joined the Company in September 2005 as Vice President and Controller, in which position he served until November 2010. With more than 20 years’ experience in accounting and real estate, Mr. Sham held positions as Vice President & Controller of Catellus Development Corporation, now part of ProLogis; Controller of Bay Apartment REIT, now Avalon Bay; and Portfolio Controller of O’Connor Realty Advisors. In addition, Mr. Sham was a certified public accountant with Ernst & Young LLP in their real estate group for seven years. Mr. Sham received a Bachelor of Science degree from San Francisco State University and is a member of AICPA and California CPA society.

Matthew Miszewski

Mr. Matthew J. Miszewski serves as Senior Vice President - sales of Digital Realty Trust Inc., since January 2013, He is responsible for overseeing the Company’s sales and leasing efforts as well as marketing activities globally. From January 2011 until joining the Company, Mr. Miszewski was Senior Vice President, Enterprise Sales and the Global Public Sector, at Salesforce.com, an enterprise cloud computing company. Prior to this role, Mr. Miszewski also served as General Manager, Worldwide Government at Microsoft from April 2007 to December 2010, where he managed the firm’s Global Public Sector business unit. Previously, Mr. Miszewski worked as Chief Information Officer for the State of Wisconsin, President of an IT consulting firm and partner in a law firm. Mr. Miszewski received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

Ellen Jacobs

Ms. Ellen Jacobs serves as Senior Vice President - Corporate Services and Human Resources of Digital Realty Trust Inc., since December 2010. She is responsible for the Company’s human resource and enterprise technology functions. She joined the Company in January 2007 as Vice President of Corporate Services and Human Resources. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Jacobs held various Vice President of Human Resource positions at Charles Schwab, Advanced Micro Devices, and Continental Grain Company. Previously, Ms. Jacobs spent 15 years as a grain trader with Continental Grain, Central Soya and Cargill, Inc. Ms. Jacobs received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Colorado – Boulder and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

David Caron

Mr. David J. Caron is Senior Vice President - Portfolio Management of Digital Realty Trust, Inc., since February 2009. Mr. Caron joined the Company in October 2004 as Vice President of Portfolio Management responsible for the performance of the 1eastern region. Mr. Caron has over 31 years of experience managing portfolios of commercial properties. From 1992 until joining the Company, Mr. Caron was Vice President of Asset Management at Bank of Boston, where he specialized in the management and disposition of a national portfolio of commercial office and retail properties. Previously, Mr. Caron spent 12 years at John Hancock, where he had various roles in real estate finance for its Tucker Anthony subsidiary and in his last role he was the Vice President of Operations for John Hancock Investment Services. In that role he structured private and public real estate funds and oversaw SEC filings for the funds. Mr. Caron received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University.

Kris Kumar

Mr. Kris Kumar serves as Senior Vice President and Regional Head, Asia Pacific of Digital Realty Trust, Inc., effective March 18, 2012. He is responsible for overseeing the Company’s corporate and operational activities in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this role, Mr. Kumar served as Vice President, Regional Head of Asia Pacific—Corporate Development from May 2010 to March 2012. Mr. Kumar has over 30 years of experience in the IT/data center infrastructure, real estate and maritime industries. From 2004 until joining the Company, Mr. Kumar was the President and co-founder of Global DC, a specialized consulting and project implementation business that conceptualized, business-planned and delivered move-in ready data center projects for corporate enterprises and international telecom and IT companies across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, Mr. Kumar was Founder of CFM Group, a company engaged in business planning, project advisory/management, data center design/build and managed services across the Asia Pacific region. CFM Group was sold in 2000 to Nortel Networks, where Mr. Kumar was the head of Data Centre Strategy for Asia Pacific until 2004. Previously, Mr. Kumar also served as a Marine Engineer in the Indian, British and American Merchant Navy for 10 years. Mr. Kumar received a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering (Distinction) and a Postgraduate degree in Facilities Management & Finance from Sydney University.

James Smith

Mr. James M. Smith serves as Chief Technology Officer of Digital Realty Trust Inc., since January 2008. He is responsible for overseeing data center development, and power procurement and energy management. Mr. Smith joined the Company in November 2004 as Engineering Director. Thereafter, Mr. Smith served as Vice President, Engineering from January 2007 to December 2007. Mr. Smith has over 13 years of data center development experience, including as Chief Technical Officer at Colo.com, Founder and General Manager of ATMnet, which was acquired by Verio in 1997, and General Manager at 360networks. Mr. Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Fort Lewis College and a Master of Business Administration degree from London Business School.

Scott Peterson

Mr. Scott E. Peterson is Chief Investment Officer of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Prior to this role, Mr. Peterson served as Senior Vice President, Acquisitions since October 2004. Mr. Peterson was a managing director of GI Partners from August 2002 until October 2004. While at GI Partners, Mr. Peterson was responsible for property acquisitions with an emphasis on technical properties. Mr. Peterson has over 24 years of real estate experience and was most recently a Senior Vice President with GIC Real Estate, the real estate investment entity for the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, from May 1994 to August 2002. Previously, Mr. Peterson was active in investments, development and asset management with LaSalle Partners, a real estate services company, and Trammell Crow Company, a real estate developer. Mr. Peterson received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University.

Bernard Geoghegan

Mr. Bernard Geoghegan serves as Managing Director - EMEA of Digital Realty Trust, Inc., since April 2013, and is responsible for managing the Company’s operations and corporate activities in EMEA. Previously, Mr. Geoghegan served as Senior Vice President of International Operations at the Company from October 2008 through December 2010 after joining the Company in 2006 as Vice President, Europe. From January 2011 to March 2013, Mr. Geoghegan served as executive vice president of Colt Data Centre Services, a modular data center provider. Mr. Geoghegan is a veteran of the IT industry with over 25 years’ experience in the sector. Prior to joining the Company in 2006, Mr. Geoghegan was the chief executive officer of Servecentric Ltd., a provider of co-location and premium managed services to the Irish market. Previously, Mr. Geoghegan has held senior operations and IT roles at Worldport and Xerox Europe and various IT management and software development roles with Pioneer Investments, Informix Software Inc., Digital Equipment Corporation and Ashton-Tate. Mr. Geoghegan received a Bachelor of Science degree from University College Dublin in Ireland.

Laurence Chapman

Mr. Laurence A. Chapman is Independent Director of Digital Realty Trust, Inc., since 2004. Mr. Chapman is currently Chair of our Audit Committee and a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Chapman served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Goodrich Corp. from 1999 until his retirement in 2000. Mr. Chapman served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rohr, Inc., an aerospace company, from 1994 until 1999, when Rohr, Inc. merged with Goodrich Corp. His responsibilities at both companies included accounting, treasury, tax, insurance, investor relations, financial planning and information technology functions. Prior to his service at Rohr, Inc., Mr. Chapman was employed at Westinghouse Electric Corporation from 1981 through 1994. From 1991 through 1994, Mr. Chapman was the Vice President and Treasurer of Westinghouse Electric Corporation and, from 1988 through 1991, Mr. Chapman served as Chief Financial Officer of Westinghouse Credit Corp. and Westinghouse Financial Services Inc. His responsibilities included supervising corporate finance, cash and short-term funding, project finance, bank relations and international treasury. Mr. Chapman received a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Accounting and Finance) with Great Distinction from McGill University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Kathleen Earley

Ms. Kathleen B. Earley is Independent Director of Digital Realty Trust, Inc., since 2004. Ms. Earley is currently Chair of Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Ms. Earley is the former President and Chief Operating Officer of TriZetto Group, Inc. where she worked from November 2004 until she retired in September 2008 when it was sold to Apax Partners, a private equity firm. From 1994 through September 2001, Ms. Earley was employed at AT&T Corporation. While at AT&T Corporation, Ms. Earley served as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Networking and Chief Marketing Officer, where she oversaw all AT&T Corporation business-related brand, image and advertising and marketing strategy. One of Ms. Earley’s contributions was as President of AT&T Data & Internet Services, a business unit that provided Internet Protocol (IP), web hosting, data and managed network services. Under her leadership, AT&T’s network became one of the Internet backbones in the industry. Prior to joining AT&T Corporation, Ms. Earley was employed by IBM Corporation for 17 years with positions in sales, marketing, planning and strategy development. Ms. Earley previously served on the board of directors of a privately-held company, Gateway EDI, as well as on the boards of Switch & Data Facilities Company and Vignette Corp. prior to their sale. Ms. Earley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from the University of California, Berkeley.

Ruann Ernst

Dr. Ruann F. Ernst, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Digital Realty Trust, Inc., since 2004. Ms. Ernst is currently a member of Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Ernst served as Chief Executive Officer of Digital Island, Inc., an e-business delivery network company, from June 1998 until her retirement in January 2002. Ms. Ernst was Chairperson of the Board of Digital Island from December 1999 through July 2001, when the company was acquired by Cable & Wireless, Plc. From 1988 through 1998, Ms. Ernst worked for Hewlett Packard Company, an electronics equipment and computer company, in various management positions, most recently as General Manager, Financial Services Business Unit, and also worked as a Vice President for General Electric Information Services Company. Prior to her work in the technology industry, Ms. Ernst served on the faculty of The Ohio State University, was Director of Medical Research and Computing and served as a Congressional Fellow in the Office of Technology Assessment. Ms. Ernst is a member of the board of directors and serves on the compensation committee of IHS Inc., which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. She also serves on the board of directors of two non-profit entities: Healthy LifeStars and The Ohio State University Foundation. Ms. Ernst received Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees from The Ohio State University.

Kevin Kennedy

Mr. Kevin J. Kennedy is Independent Director of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Mr. Kennedy is currently a member of our Compensation Committee and Strategy Committee. Mr. Kennedy has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Avaya Inc., a global provider of real-time business collaboration and communications solutions, since December 2008. Previously, Mr. Kennedy served as Chief Executive Officer of JDS Uniphase Corporation, a provider of optical communications products, from September 2003 to December 2008, as President from March 2004 to December 2008 and as a member of the board of directors from November 2001 to August 2012, including as Vice Chairman of the board of directors from December 2008 to August 2012. Prior to joining JDS Uniphase Corporation, Mr. Kennedy held product development and operations positions with Openwave Systems, Inc., Cisco Systems, Inc. and AT&T Corporation. Mr. Kennedy is a member the board of directors and serves on the compensation committee of KLA-Tencor Corporation, a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor industry, which is listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC. Since 2007, Mr. Kennedy has also served on the board of directors of the Canary Foundation, a non-profit organization. Mr. Kennedy previously served on the boards of directors of Rambus Inc., a developer of high-speed chip-to-chip interface technology, from 2003 to 2008, and Polycom Inc., a provider of telepresence, voice and video conferencing solution, from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Kennedy is also currently a Presidential Advisory Member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Mr. Kennedy received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Lehigh University and a Master of Science, Master of Philosophy and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers University.

William LaPerch

Mr. William G. LaPerch is Independent Director of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. Previously, from January 2004 to July 2012, Mr. LaPerch was Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the board of directors at AboveNet, Inc., a provider of bandwidth infrastructure services. Prior to AboveNet, Inc., Mr. LaPerch served as President, Network Services from 2001 to 2003 and as President, Enterprise Services from 2000 to 2001of Metromedia Fiber Network, a provider of metro fiber services. From 1989 to 2000, Mr. LaPerch held various operations and engineering positions at MCI Worldcom, Inc., a global communications company, including most recently as Vice President, Network Services. Prior to joining MCI Worldcom, Inc., Mr. LaPerch held sales and operations positions with NYNEX Corporation, a communications company. Mr. LaPerch is a member of the board of directors and serves on the audit and compensation committees of Imation Corp., a global scalable storage and data security company, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. LaPerch also serves on the board of directors of Net Conference, a privately held provider of virtual meeting services. Mr. LaPerch is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University.

Robert Zerbst

Mr. Robert H. Zerbst is Independent Director of Digital Realty Trust, Inc., since October 2009. Mr. Zerbst is currently Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Zerbst is currently a private real estate investor. Mr. Zerbst joined CBRE Global Investors (formerly CB Richard Ellis Investors) as President in 1997, and served as Chief Executive Officer from 1998 through 2007, Chairman during 2007 and 2008 and Special Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2010. In 1981, Mr. Zerbst founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Piedmont Realty Advisors, a San Francisco-based real estate investment manager. In 1991, Piedmont merged with The RREEF Funds. While a partner at RREEF, Mr. Zerbst was responsible for all investments in the western United States and opportunistic investments nationally. Mr. Zerbst was the Chairman and member of the audit and compensation committees of the board of directors of CBRE Realty Trust, a public company, from 2004 through 2009. Mr. Zerbst is past Chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers (NAREIM), past board member of the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries (NCREIF), a member of The Asia Society, Northern California Council of Foreign Affairs and the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and a Trustee of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Mr. Zerbst received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University and a Master of Arts in Economics, Master of Business Administration and Ph.D. degrees in Finance and Real Estate Economics from The Ohio State University. He has also earned the CRE and MAI professional designations.

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