Jeffrey PlankPresident & CEO
Jeff is recognized as a leader in the hosting, colocation and managed services industries. Prior to leading AGILE, Jeff served as EVP and CTO for Directlink, taking the company from startup to a successful data center services provider with responsibilities including managing operations, sales, marketing and overall organizational direction. He brings more than 20 years’ experience to his current role. Jeff held similar roles with Champion Solutions Group as an overlay sales and engineering resource for the IBM Channel for the eastern US, supporting IBM sales teams in qualifying and developing Hosting, Collocation and Managed Services solutions. Prior to that Jeff was a Director of Hosting and Managed Services at AT&T when the industry began to take shape. He was instrumental in developing the data center markets in Secaucus and Ashburn in the late 90’s/ early 2000’s for AT&T, winning large hosting and services contract for enterprise clients as well as Internet startups that have grown into what is eBay today.
Robert HenleyChief Technology Officer
Bob brings more than 25 years of network, telecommunications and cloud-based solutions experience to AGILE. To complement his technical expertise, he leverages long-standing relationships with vendors, partners and his experience as the co-founder of AGILE’s Private Digital Network to benefit AGILE clients. Bob remains CEO of Private Digital Network Services, which is now a wholly owned subsidiary of AGILE. As such, his responsibilities include integrating private, public and hybrid cloud services as well as network and transformational services into the Agile portfolio of solutions. He has worked extensively on dedicated and shared outsourced solution services, and has architected and managed the construction and integration of many large enterprise and carrier backbone networks. Bob was the lead systems engineer for The Apex Group, ADC Telecom, and lead sales engineer for TRW Healthcare. He went on to manage the engineering and sales teams that built a suite of hosted solutions called AppHost at USinternetworking (now AT&T). He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland and is a commercial pilot with previous military service.
Glenn JohnsonVice President, Sales
Glenn leads the company’s sales and technical solutions efforts, focused on meeting customer requirements with the AGILE IT infrastructure and managed services. As a key member of AGILE leadership team, Glenn is focused on delivery of the full spectrum of private cloud, managed co-location data centers, and networks services. As an accomplished, award-winning solutions leader with over 30 years of technical sales experience that started with 18 years as an IBM system integrator as the Vice President and co-Founder of JBS Inc. Prior to joining AGILE, Glenn served as a Senior Director at Computer Associates, management leader of the Accenture partnership for North America, and Executive Director and co-Founder of Recovery Networks Inc.
Drew FarnsworthDirector, Operations
Drew has more than 15 years of mission critical design and operations experience. He has overseen operations and/or commissioning for more than a dozen colocation data centers. Drew helped to designed and upgrade data centers for several Fortune 500 companies across the US. He is also an experienced programmer with controls experience. Drew worked for Green Lane Design for 10 years as a data center mission critical infrastructure specialist and designer before coming to AGILE. During his time at Green Lane, Drew focused on improving availability and energy efficiency for critical data center systems.
Mike BeardDirector, Engineering and Facilities
Michael Beard is the Critical Facilities Management and Engineering expert for AGILE and proudly holds a 100% facilities up-time record for data centers under his management over the last 39 years. Mike’s expertise includes power, AC/DC, Generators, UPS systems, data center management, cooling, Telcom, engineering and design. In his time with Gannett, he provided critical data centers and engineering expertise for its 400 properties. As a founder of the private digital network, he worked within Gannett to promote the PDN for external private and public use. Mike updated the Freddie Mac and Gannett Data Center networks with no outages or down time. He was VP of Engineering at Switch and Data Corp., responsible for the design and roll-out of 24 data centers across the US in 30 months. He built the first computer center for Computer Science Corporation (CSC) in Maryland and authored the facilities operations standard for CSC. He operated the Data Center operation for CSC INFONET that provided the RED phone to the Kremlin during the cold war and the Army Request Retain Project. He was a consultant to Lockheed Martin while with CSC Infonet, and has operated 42 MUX centers in 42 cities in the US.