Meet Our Team
Mission-Critical Leaders Since 1995
The T5 team has been serving the needs of enterprise and hyperscale data center users for over 20 years, advising and partnering with customers to provide exceptional support and guaranteed reliability. When it comes to mission critical, meet the minds that do it best!
President, Chief Executive Officer
As President and Chief Executive Officer of T5 Data Centers, Pete is responsible for setting the overall strategy of the firm, maintaining client relationships, capital management, and creating and executing the firm’s vision for growth. A graduate of Virginia Tech, with a BS in Finance, Pete’s understanding of end-user needs has enabled T5 Data Centers to reduce project cycle-time and cost, which leads to successful relationships, and repeat business.
Favorite Album or Most Memorable Concert: U2 RFK stadium late 80’s
Favorite Sports Team: VT Hokies, UGA and Bama
Favorite Hobby: Golf & Running
Hidden Talent: I can fix almost anything man made
Favorite Book: “Barbarians at the Gate” & “A Man in Full”
All-Time Favorite TV Show or Movie: Top Gun
Favorite Quote: “Lead, follow or get out of the way”, Lee Iacocca, / Thomas Paine
Favorite Aspect of Working at T5: Signing new business; heavy equipment moving earth on newly acquired T5 sites; and of course all of our wonderful teammates
Chief Commercial Officer
As Chief Commercial Officer of T5, Tom is responsible for overseeing all of T5’s mission-critical facility management and operations teams as well as project management teams. Tom brings 28 years of diverse mission-critical industry leadership experience to his role at T5.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Public and Urban Affairs from Georgia State University with continued leadership education at Emory’s Goizueta Business School and George Mason University
Favorite Album or Most Memorable Concert: Favorite album, U2 Joshua Tree
Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves, Green Bay Packers, and Notre Dame Football
Favorite Hobby: Golf and boating
Hidden Talent: Championship-winning Middle School football coach
Favorite Book: “Wins, Losses and Lessons” by Lou Holtz
All-Time Favorite TV Show or Movie: Favorite Movies Top Gun and Top Gun Maverick
Favorite Quote: “Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be” Jack Welsh
Favorite Aspect of Working at T5: The people and our culture
Chief Development Officer
Jimmy Bailey leads T5’s domestic and international development activities for all of T5’s data centers. With a BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech, Jimmy directs the design, engineering, construction and commissioning efforts for every T5 project and is responsible for making sure every project delivers at or below budget and on schedule.
Favorite Album or Most Memorable Concert: Tom Petty- Greatest Hits
Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite Hobby: Golf
Favorite Quote: He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
Favorite Aspect of Working at T5: Working with phenomenal people and driving decisions as a team that have a real impact on our success.
Chief Operating Officer
Aaron serves as the Chief Operating Officer for T5 Data Centers where he manages the performance of T5’s existing assets ensuring quality, efficiency, consistency and cost effectiveness in all aspects of operations within T5 Data Centers. Additionally, Aaron is responsible for all customer-facing activities, as he drives growth and expansion into new markets for both new and existing projects including merger and acquisition opportunities. Aaron is a graduate of UCLA with a BS in Economics.
Favorite Sports Team: San Francisco Giants
Favorite Hobby: Sailing
Hidden Talent: I can fix anything. All I need is duct tape.
Favorite Book: Biographies. Political figures, business leaders, athletes and adventurers
Chief Financial Officer
As the CFO of T5, Peter manages the full scope of financial strategy and execution. This includes developing and implementing strategic financing solutions to support T5’s growth as well as ensuring accurate financial reporting for company-wide decision making. Peter has a BS from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the University of Texas.
Favorite Sports Team: Atlanta United and New York Mets.
Hidden Talent: Competent bridge player.
Favorite Book: Anything by Michael Lewis (with a slight edge to Moneyball).
Favorite Aspect of Working at T5: Very collaborative team that realizes serving customers well creates good outcomes for everyone.
Chief Customer Officer
A former U.S. Air Force officer who helped launch GPS satellites into orbit, as Chief Customer Officer, Craig leads the cross-functional management of T5’s customer engagement and success programs along with the development and execution of all corporate marketing and communications strategies. Craig holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Miami and a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in finance and marketing from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Favorite Sports Team: Green Bay Packers – I’m not just a fan, I’m a shareholder!
Favorite Hobby: An aspiring Chef, I developed my cooking skills at The Culinary Institute of America’s, CIA Bootcamp.
Hidden Talent: I’m a reformed ski-racer and am learning to find my way around the fretboard like an 80’s rocker!
Favorite Book: Kitchen Confidential – Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, by Anthony Bourdain – along with a bookshelf full of cookbooks that I typically read front to back like novels.
Chief Business Officer
As Chief Business Officer for T5, Frank Lyles is responsible for asset acquisitions, sale-lease back transactions, data center site selection, compliance and management of T5’s legal affairs.
Frank has a BS in Industrial Management & Finance from Clemson University and an MBA – Real Estate Finance from Georgia State University.
Favorite Album or Most Memorable Concert: Live Aid at Wembley Stadium, London 1985
Favorite Sports Team: Clemson Tigers
Favorite Hobby: Home Improvement Projects
Hidden Talent: Cooking or Waterskiing
Favorite Book: The Bible
All-Time Favorite TV Show or Movie: Dumb and Dumber
Favorite Aspect of Working at T5: Watching people grow and excel at their individual talents while constantly improving our deliverables.
Executive Vice President, Development and Construction
As EVP of Development and Construction, Robbie is the leader of T5’s Construction Services division, where he sets the overall vision and business strategy. He holds the general contractors license and/or business license for construction activity across the organization. Robbie holds a degree in Construction Management from Western Carolina University.
Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bulls from the 90’s.
Favorite Hobby: Hanging with family, fly fishing, hunting, camping.
All Time Favorite TV Show or Movie: It’s a tie: Seinfeld & The Office.
Favorite Album or Most Memorable Concert: #1–Garth Brooks Greatest Hits; #2–AC/DC Live.
Executive Vice President, Hyperscale/International Markets
Tim is responsible for leasing T5’s international portfolio of Tier III, concurrently maintainable and fault tolerant enterprise grade data centers, focusing on large enterprise and hyper-scale markets, and custom build-to-suit pursuits. Tim holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture, Building Construction & Finance from the University of Florida.
Favorite Sports Team: Florida Gators
Favorite Hobby: Soccer, followed closely by golf.
Hidden Talent: I’m not a bad cook.
Favorite Book: Find Your Why by Simon Sinek
Executive Vice President, National Business Development
Jason Chartrand is responsible for sourcing new opportunities for T5, including customers for T5’s wholesale data center facilities and powered data center shells, build-to-suit opportunities and sale lease-back pursuits. As the primary point of contact for industry players, establishing new customer relationships in order to expand T5’s reach in the data center sector is his primary goal.
Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Washington & Lee University.
Favorite Sports Team: The Mighty Jaguars… Being from Jacksonville, I have to pull for the Jacksonville Jaguars (as long as they remain in Jax). I’ve succeeded in brainwashing my girls, 13 and 9 years old, to exclusively refer to the team as “The Mighty Jaguars.”Of course, my son (15) snickers and begs them not to refer to the team as such in public.
Favorite Hobby: Saltwater fly fishing. There’s nothing like standing on a 12-inch platform on the bow of a 17-ft flats boat just outside the breakers with a 10-wt in-hand and a crazed guide on his engine platform yelling “40 yards, moving left, cast now, 2 O’clock!!! NOW!!!”
Favorite Book: John Milton’s Paradise Lost. So many layers and stories within the epic poem, obviously a heavy dose of Christian lessons and just beautiful language.
Executive Vice President, Director of Sales
David serves as the Executive Vice President, Director of Sales for T5 Data Centers. David is responsible for overseeing business growth and promoting the T5 Data Centers global portfolio and full services capabilities. A graduate of Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, David’s role includes developing the go-to-market strategy for new markets and leading the national sales team with its strategic initiatives.
Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Twins
Favorite Hobby: There isn’t a close second, Golf.
Hidden Talent: Gardening
Favorite Book: The Lion’s Game, Nelson DeMille
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Jason Walker is Senior Vice President of Business Development for T5 Data Centers. Most recently, he was Managing Director for the Cloud and Service Provider segment for Schneider Electric, responsible for sales, strategy and customer satisfaction for Schneider’s highest growth segment. Jason came to Schneider Electric through the acquisition of APC, where he began his career. He also has experience with Inflow (acquired by Sungard) helping launch their Atlanta data center.
Jason has more than 20 years of experience helping large and small corporations improve their enterprise IT infrastructure availability. He has been a key contributor at multiple events related to physical infrastructure of information technology, multi-tenant data centers and data center design. Jason Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Georgia and currently resides in Haddonfield, New Jersey with his wife and two children.
Favorite Sports Team: University of Georgia Football
Favorite Hobby: Golf
Favorite Album or Most Memorable Concert: Steely Dan, Aja
All Time Favorite TV Show or Movie: Caddyshack
Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Development
Torrey leads and is responsible for all human resource-related activities across the organization, including personnel, benefits, training and recruiting. Torrey holds a BS from the US Military Academy at West Point.