John Ford

Vice President & General Manager, Intergate.Seattle

John Ford is an information and telecommunications professional with 25 years of industry intelligence gained through extensive experience in executive management, technical sales, marketing, and data center design for enterprise customers and data carriers.

Appointed as Vice-President of Sabey Data Centers in 2010, John is responsible for developing and managing leasing and marketing programs to address business needs for a wide variety of verticals including large enterprise clients, government agencies, telecommunication carriers, financial, healthcare, and media companies. He also manages technical aspects of site acquisition and works closely with the Critical Environment Management Team to keep Sabey Data Center designs current and responsive to its clients. He joined Sabey in 2004 as a consultant and was brought into the company as the Director of Technology Real Estate in 2005.

Prior to joining Sabey Data Centers, John served as Director of Network Facilities for Terabeam Corporation, a rapidly growing free-space optics company; prior to that he was National Program Manager at Verizon with responsibility for all communication infrastructure programs for the Boeing Company. Previously, he was Regional Manager for Kent Datacomm, a fast growing public company selling computer networking equipment.

John is an active member of the Uptime Network Institute, AFCOM Western Washington chapter and 7×24 Exchange.