EdgeX Data Centers was founded by a seasoned team of data center executives with over 75 years of collective experience building, owning, maintaining, and operating dozens of world class facilities across the U.S. These facilities continue to consistently deliver 100% uptime for the mission critical requirements of some of the best known global brands.
The company is focused on providing wholesale, resilient facilities for companies looking to extend the edge in Tier 2 and 3 markets primarily for latency mitigation - in a range of verticals, including financial services, digital content distribution, insurance, enterprise applications, and others that share the requirements for uptime, scalable compute, storage, and content distribution. Edge data centers are becoming a driving force in improving the customer experience by reducing latency. Simply put, latency is the delay between a web user's action and the web application's response to that action - often referred to as the total round trip time it takes for that user's action to be implemented.
These edge data centers are generally located in Tier 2 and 3 markets, which are traditionally under-served. Edge facilities cache content closer to the end-users in these smaller markets, which results in significantly faster interactions with the initial requests. In essence, by utilizing Edge data centers, a provider is replicating the same speed of service for all end users, not just those located near their mega facilities, resulting in higher customer satisfaction.
At EdgeX, we are committed to extending that edge, one city at the time.
John W. Parsons is a life-long Oklahoman, graduating from Bishop McGuinness High School in 1984, the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Economics in 1991, and Oklahoma City University School of Law with a J.D. in 1995.
Since 2012 John has operated Crooked Creek Capital, a private equity firm focused on real estate, technology and asset backed lending across the Midwest. In 2002 John co-founded and led Perimeter Technology LLC as its President & CEO, ranking in the top 10 of the Metro’s 50 fastest growing companies 4 years in a row as it became the largest commercial data center provider in Oklahoma, until its sale to TierPoint (Cequel 3) in 2011. Prior to Perimeter, John served as Practice Director for ThinkSpark, an Oracle systems integration firm and as Major Accounts Sales Manager (OK) for Automatic Data Processing (ADP).
.Over the past 2 decades, John has been active in numerous civic and business organizations, including:
John and his wife Denise (Kamp) reside in Nichols Hills, OK and have 2 sons, Preston and Drake attending Loyola Marymount University and the University of Oklahoma respectively.
Terry Morrison has over two decades of experience in the technology industry. Currently, he is the Chief Technology Officer for Green Cloud Technologies where he is responsible for leading the company’s cloud computing technology initiatives, cloud architecture, security, software and product development.
In 2018, Terry founded his consulting company, TMConnection, where he helps companies in Oklahoma and across the US to develop their technology and security initiatives.
From 2011 to 2018, Terry worked as a senior vice president and chief technology officer at TierPoint, a data center and managed service provider with over 40 data centers and 5,000 customers. At TierPoint, Terry led efforts in back office systems, network architecture and engineering, software and product development, as well as P&L. He was an executive leader in charge of due diligence and the ultimate integration for the eleven companies that TierPoint acquired during that time.
In 2002, Terry co-founded Perimeter Technology Center and acted as its vice president of technology. Perimeter became the largest commercial data center provider in the state of Oklahoma before it was acquired by TierPoint in 2011.
Terry started his career as a test automation engineer for Hitachi Computer Products, where he worked for eight years. He then served as the vice president of technology for The Rock Island Group, an IT consulting firm. He has worked as the director of engineering at Webcasts.com, the director of media and broadcast engineering at iBEAM Broadcasting, and the director of operations and engineering at Williams Communication.
A graduate of Southern Nazarene University, Terry holds a Bachelor of Science in network management. He currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Octavio Morales is a proven industry executive with extensive accomplishments in the LAN, MAN, and Data Center markets - at the semiconductor, systems, and service provider levels. He has over 30 years of accomplishments at leading startups and established companies, including TierPoint (acquired by Cequel Data Centers, now TierPoint, LLC), World Wide Packets (acquired by Ciena, ~$300 Million), Alcatel, Packet Engines (acquired by Alcatel, ~$325 Million), and NCR. His broad experience encompasses Executive Management, Operations, Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Product Management, Product Marketing, and Engineering roles.
Octavio has been instrumental in raising several hundred million dollars in equity and debt financing, and in the process returning billions of dollars in shareholder value. He has released multiple successful networking solutions, winning several Best of Breed industry awards for product innovation. He served on the Marketing Faculty at Regis University in Denver, Colorado, with responsibility for both undergraduate and graduate courses. Mr. Morales has published and presented extensively in various national and international publications and events.
Actively involved in industry associations and standards activities, Octavio was a voting member and contributor to the IEEE 802.3z standard for Gigabit Ethernet. He was a founding member and served on the Board of Directors for the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance and the Metro Ethernet Forum. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a MBA (emphasis in High Tech Marketing), both from Colorado State University.
Octavio co-founded, manages and coaches a select Girls Fastpitch Softball program aimed at student-athletes seeking to excel in the classroom, on the softball diamond, and beyond. Founded in 2010, the program has placed a number of student-athletes at Colleges and Universities across the U.S. each year. Mr. Morales also serves on the Board of Trustees at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA, as well as the State Board for Communities in Schools of WA, a part of the nation's leading dropout prevention organization, working in public schools to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
He currently resides in Spokane, WA.
Patrick Rooney has over 15 years of experience in the finance and investment industry. Currently, he is a Senior Vice President for First National Bank of Oklahoma, a closely held $650MM community bank majority owned by the Rooney family, where he is responsible for originating and servicing commercial loans as well as developing new business initiatives.
In addition to his responsibilities with the bank, since 2017 Patrick has originated and closed on seven limited partnership investments in the commercial real estate and manufacturing sectors. Patrick has sponsored all of these LP investments as the general partner, whereby he has been responsible for raising capital, developing the business plan, and execution.
From 2006 to 2015, Patrick worked in the investment banking and private equity sectors in Dallas and Atlanta. Most recently, Patrick worked as the Vice President of Acquisitions for RSF Partners, a $250MM private equity fund focused on acquiring non-performing real estate loans and REO. Prior to RSF, Patrick worked for E2M Partners, a $300MM private equity fund focused on value-add and opportunistic acquisitions of multifamily, hospitality, and industrial real estate and operating companies. Patrick began his career with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, an Atlanta-based investment bank, where he earned accolades for his performance as an analyst and was promoted to a client-facing role less than a year after joining the bank.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University and the UCLA Anderson School of Business, Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and History, and a Masters of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance. He is a devoted husband to Patterson (Sims) Rooney and the father of 3 young children. He currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.