Blog Author

Bob DeSantis

Chief Executive Officer

Bob DeSantis is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur who has held senior leadership positions in public and private, competitive and regulated companies within the communications, technology, and energy industries. He has been a leader in acquiring, building and growing businesses and arranging for their initial public offerings and other strategic events. Bob’s expertise spans strategy, operations, finance, corporate law, real estate, and mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to becoming the CEO of 365 Data Centers, Bob was the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Xand, which became the leading, privately owned, data center, managed services and cloud services operator in the Northeast prior to its sale to Tierpoint. His previous technology and communications experience includes serving as President and COO of cloud operator Flexisphere, CFO of DSL.net, a nationwide internet service provider, CFO of Electric Lightwave, a metro and long haul fiber business, Executive Vice President of core optical switch manufacturer Tellium, and CFO of Frontier Communications (f/k/a Citizens Communications) during that company’s transformation from a diversified utility to one of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies.

Bob started his career as a Tax Specialist at KPMG and then as a Tax Attorney with GTE Corp. He broadened his professional expertise by serving as President & COO of the Financial Accounting Foundation, the overseer of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and was named by CPA Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential practitioners.

Bob holds both BSE and MS degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) and a Juris Doctorate degree from Boston College Law School. He is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the Bars of several state and federal courts.

Blog entries by Bob DeSantis

November 08, 2018

365 Data Centers’ Southeast Florida Network Upgrades

We’re excited to inform our current and prospective customers that we remain on schedule with our 2018 plan by making a significant investment in our Southeast Florida network infrastructure.

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October 01, 2018

What Does Edge Computing Mean for Cybersecurity?

When it comes to your data, nothing is more important than keeping it secure. Although advancements in security have come a long way, the threats remain ever-present, with hackers constantly developing new ways to infiltrate systems and steal or do damage to sensitive data. That’s why security measures need to be as modern as the technology that we use to store and process your data.

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August 16, 2018

IoT and the Edge: A Data Network Perspective

You’ve probably heard the staggering stats about the Internet of Things (IoT). IDC has estimated that there will be 30 billion connected “things” by 2020 and a $1.7 trillion revenue opportunity to suit. But what does that mean for the data networks supporting this trend?

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May 30, 2018

How 365 Brings a “Technology Humanized” Approach to Hybrid, Edge Data Center Solutions

You may have noticed that a new tagline cropped up underneath our logo a few months back: Technology Humanized™, it says. In a year full of big changes for 365 Data Centers (see our News page for the highlights), a logo redesign is par for the course.

However, this isn’t just a simple aesthetic update; it’s a symbol of a guiding principle behind our business model and a reminder of what our customers and partners can expect from us every day.

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