CHICAGO, IL – October 22, 2019 – Metro Edge Technologies (MetroEdge) is proud to announce the addition of a new member to the Advisory Board, Christie Hefner. She will work with the management team and other board members to aid in the organization’s growth. The Advisory Board plays an integral role in providing the resources and expertise needed for MetroEdge to effectively serve companies their edge computing, cloud and traditional data center needs.
“We are pleased to welcome Christie Hefner as a new member to the MetroEdge advisory board and especially value the constructive discussions we will continue to have with her to execute our strategy, drive profitability and enhance value for all MetroEdge’s shareholders,” said, Jeremy Diamond, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of MetroEdge. “She joins MetroEdge at an exciting time as we continue to drive our data center and community impact strategy forward and build deeper relationships with Fortune 1000 companies.”
Hefner has a long list of accomplishments, making her one of the most respected executives in the United States. She is a seasoned professional with more than thirty years’ experience at executive levels in both public and private companies, as well as multiple company directorships. Previously, Christie served as Chairman and CEO of Playboy Enterprises for 20 years making her the longest serving female CEO of a publicly traded company. Under her leadership, the company was transformed into an international multi-media, brand driven company. She was one of the founders of both The Chicago Network and the Committee of 200, and is a member of Women Corporate Directors and National Association of Corporate Directors.
In Q1 of 2020, MetroEdge is set to open its initial data center in the Englewood community on the South Side of Chicago with plans to scale to other Opportunity Zones in Atlanta, GA and Gary, IN. For more information about the company’s edge solutions, visit www.medpio.wpengine.com
MetroEdge is building a national grid of state-of-the-art, high-performance, micro-scalable data center computing facilities in traditionally underserved urban/metro areas. It solves for low latency data transmission needs for the autonomous vehicle industry, the Internet of Things, and local Fortune 1000 business demand for high compute private cloud services, while leveraging investment in QOZ’s (Qualified Opportunity Zone’s). Cutting edge financial technology solutions for its customer base are also available, including block-chain-as-a-service at the enterprise level, cyber security solutions, and big data implementations. MetroEdge is a certified Minority Business Enterprise.
For more information visit www.medpio.wpengine.com.
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