Roddy, who will be based at the LDC corporate headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., has a long and successful career in the Enterprise communications space, most recently as Director of Marketing at Spirit Communications from 2011-2017. Spirt Communications operates a 9,000+ mile fiber network with footprint focused in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Roddy previously held the positions of Regional Channel Manager at Time Warner Business Class from 2010 to 2011 and Director of Sales for Spirit Communications based out of Charlotte from 2008 to 2010.
“Roddy brings a wealth of experience and local business relationships to our team,” said Josh Wolff, Senior Vice President of Lumos Data Centers. “Our sales pipeline continues to accelerate and Roddy will play a critical role in creating customized data center, co-location and enterprise infrastructure services and solutions for our customer base in the rapidly growing Charlotte metro market.”
“I am excited to join the Lumos Data Centers team,” said Roddy Broadnax. “I believe strongly that our business has a long growth runway ahead of us and I look forward to working with new and existing customers to provide networking, co-location and infrastructure services. Roddy has long standing roots in the business and civic community in the Carolinas markets. Currently, he is on the Public Relations Advisory Committee for the South Carolina Chamber and is on the Board of Directors of The Charlotte Touchdown Club. Previously, Roddy was on the Board of Directors of Girls on the Run International and the Board of Advisors for the North Carolina Technology Association.
About Lumos Data Centers
Lumos Data Centers (LDC) is a newly formed business unit within Lumos Networks, focusing exclusively on data center services. LDC offers high availability services out of three data centers in Charlotte, NC servicing Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The data center facilities are staffed 24/7/365, SSAE 16 SOC1 and SOC 2 Type II certified, and PCI DSS and HIPAA compliant. Enterprise services include Colocation, Infrastructure as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service, Storage as a Service, and Back Up and Recovery as a Service. LDC acts as a Carrier Hotel, with 12 of the largest carriers in Charlotte having fiber routes and / or Points of Presence (POP), allowing robust options for clients. With direct connectivity from the Lumos Networks and Spirit Communications fiber footprint, along with 12 options for connectivity, LDC is uniquely positioned to offer clients on-net data center and colocation services.
About the Combination of Spirit Communications and Lumos Networks
The combination of Spirit Communications and Lumos Networks creates a super-regional fiber bandwidth network with over 21,000 miles of fiber and more than 9,000 on-net locations across nine states in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast United States. The new entity offers a full range of Ethernet, MPLS, dark fiber, advanced voice and cloud services to thousands of carrier, enterprise, data center and government customers. The entity also connects 44 total data centers, including 12 co-location and data centers.