About Uptime Institute

Sales Management Team

Mozart Mello - Managing Director, LATAM

Mr. Mello is Managing Director of Uptime Institute LATAM. He joins Uptime Institute with experience in both IT and Facilities, and in many aspects of design, build, operations, and migration processes. Mr. Mello will represent and lead the commercial interests of Uptime Institute in Brazil. He is introducing the full complement of Uptime Institute services including Consulting, Certification, Digital Infrastructure Services, Training, and Network Brazil.

Keith Klesner - Managing Director, North America

Mr. Klesner's career in critical facilities spans 18 years and includes responsibilities ranging from planning, engineering, sustainability, design, and construction to start-up and ongoing operation of data centers and mission critical facilities. Mr. Klesner has performed strategic-level engagements, Tier Certifications, and industry outreach—in addition to instructing premiere professional accreditation courses. In the role of Uptime Institute Managing Director of North America, Mr. Klesner leads Uptime in deepening relationships and industry penetration in the US and Canada. Prior to the Uptime Institute, Mr. Klesner was responsible for the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of critical facilities for the U.S. government worldwide. His early career includes 6 years as a U.S. Air Force Officer. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of LaVerne. He maintains status as a Professional Engineer (PE) in Colorado and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Philip Hu - Managing Director, North Asia

Mr. Hu joined the Uptime Institute in 2012 and currently serves as Managing Director, North Asia. He represents and leads the commercial interests of Uptime Institute in North Asia region, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Philippines and Taiwan. He is introducing the full complement of Uptime Institute services including Consulting, Certification, Digital Infrastructure Services, Training, and Network APAC. He has collaborated on the development of numerous Uptime Institute publications, education programs, and Tier certifications. He is based in Taipei, Taiwan.

Alexey Solodovnikov - Managing Director Russia

Mr. Solodovnikov joined the Uptime Institute in 2013 as Managing Director for Uptime Institute Russia. He is responsible for Uptime Institute existing customers support and business development in Russian Federation and CIS countries. Alexey joined Uptime Institute after spending 18 years with APC by Schneider Electric, where he was holding different management positions; his last position was Data Center Solution Team Director.

Phil Collerton - Managing Director, EMEA

Mr. Collerton is the Managing Director of the Uptime Institute in Europe, Middle East and Africa, responsible for all commercial and service delivery activities in the region. Mr. Collerton joined the Uptime Institute in April 2012, and has established a dynamic team based in London and Dubai, focusing on the EMEA region. Mr. Collerton frequently represents the Uptime Institute at data centre industry events, drawing on his expertise in designing, building and operating data centres. He has gained extensive experience in data centre operations, data centre training and staffing, consolidation of data centres and establishment of data centres in new markets and geographies.

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