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Mark Dolan joins as Chief Strategy and Acquisitions Officer

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Mark Dolan joins Apto as Chief Strategy and Acquisitions Officer to spearhead European expansion

Apto, a visionary data centre company delivering first-class hyperscale data centres across Europe, announces the appointment of Mark Dolan as its Chief Strategy and Acquisitions Officer (CSAO), reinforcing Apto’s leadership team led by Russell Poole.

An accomplished senior real estate executive, Mark brings over two decades of expertise and extensive market experience across the APAC and EMEA regions. Previously at Google, he led global infrastructure initiatives for APAC East, steering the development of robust real estate and utility portfolios essential for launching Google products across pivotal markets. Prior, he held a similar role at Digital Realty Trust across UK, France and the Netherlands, and later facilitated market entry, operations build-out and growth in Australia and Japan.

As Apto’s CSAO, Mark will drive location and business strategies, focusing on site selection, investment and development. His role will aim to prioritise high-growth and emerging markets and expedite customer entry, drawing upon insights garnered from his extensive experience.

Mark expresses enthusiasm about his new role: “Joining Apto marks an exciting chapter in my career—a rare opportunity to immerse myself in a dynamic startup environment and forward-thinking company. The opportunity to build a business that revolves around a customer-first approach, fuels my enthusiasm to embark on this journey with a like-minded team.”

Russell Poole, CEO at Apto, added: “We’re thrilled to welcome Mark to our team. His arrival marks a crucial moment as we build our leadership team. Mark brings invaluable attributes—a tenacious and resilient spirit, a deep understanding of customer needs from his dual perspectives as an operator and an end-user, and an unwavering commitment to executing innovative solutions aligned with our values”.

Mark’s appointment reinforces Apto’s dedication to assembling a team of industry leaders. His addition amplifies Apto’s mission to facilitate the expansion of leading cloud service providers across Europe, ensuring the delivery of custom-built hyperscale data centres precisely where customers require them.


Chris Baxter
Chief Revenue Officer
Apto Data Centres
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