Michael Carnes is responsible for the conceptualization, implementation and execution of successful brand and market strategies that facilitate the overall growth of Infomart Dallas, placing a special focus on select verticals such as Cloud Computing, Oil & Gas and Energy. He is also accountable for the satisfaction and retention of Infomart Dallas’ hosting, managed services and cloud provider customers. Michael has more then 20 years experience in the data center market. An early employee of Data Return (acquired by Terremark), now a subsidiary of Verizon Communications, he quickly rose up the ranks to lead one of the company’s nationwide sales teams. Following his tenure at Data Return, Mr. Carnes held various sales leadership roles at several tech start-ups, including Kabira, Metallect, Software Spectrum, Mareechi, RSPEED, Inc., and NaviSite, Inc. (now a Time Warner Cable Company), and returned to the data center industry in 2011 to assist in the development of the colocation group for Digital Realty Trust in Dallas. Most recently, he formed a new company called Patronus Data Centers, which purchased 35 acres of land in Frisco, Texas with the intent of developing it into a new suburban data center campus.