Gary Wojtaszek, former CEO of CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE), a $15 billion data center technology real estate investment trust (REIT) that serves Fortune 1000 companies worldwide, was appointed to the Talen Energy Supply Board of Directors in March 2022 in the role of Independent Director.
Mr. Wojtaszek has extensive experience founding, growing, leading, and monetizing private and public companies of scale. From August 2011 to February 2020, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CyrusOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: CONE), a real estate investment trust that builds and manages carrier-neutral hyperscale data centers globally. Prior to CONE, Mr. Wojtaszek served as chief financial officer and board member of Cincinnati Bell Inc. (NYSE: CBB), where he had responsibility for the data center business and oversaw CyrusOne’s successful creation, spin-off, and IPO.
Before joining Cincinnati Bell in July 2008, he was senior vice president, treasurer, and chief accounting officer for the Laureate Education Corporation (NASDAQ: LAUR) from 2006 to 2008 helping with the leveraged buyout of the company to KKR. He worked at Agere Systems (NYSE: AGR), the semiconductor and optical electronics communications division of Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU), from 2001 to 2008, which was subsequently spun off through an IPO. While at Agere Systems, Mr. Wojtaszek worked in a number of senior finance positions, helping with the restructuring and repositioning of the company following the 2001 financial crisis. Mr. Wojtaszek started his career in the General Motors New York treasury group and joined Delphi Automotive Systems as the regional European treasurer in connection with the initial public offering and spin-off of Delphi Automotive Systems from General Motors.
Mr. Wojtaszek currently serves on the Board of GDS Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: GDS), an integrated provider of high-performance data centers based in China and serving the Asia Pacific region. He also is a Board member of Quantum Loophole, developer of master planned data center communities in the U.S, and Poema Global (NASDAQ: PPGH) and Infra Tech Partners (NADAQ: IPVIU). Mr. Wojtaszek serves as an industry advisor to global investment firm, The Carlyle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CG) and Actis, a leading global investor in sustainable infrastructure.
Mr. Wojtaszek is the founder and CEO of Recreational Realty, which designs, builds, and operates premium class facilities geared towards the needs of the recreational vehicle enthusiast.