Executive Team


Lammot J. du Pont, Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director

Lammot J. du Pont, the Co-Founder of our company, is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of DuPont Fabros Technology ("DFT") and a Director since our initial public offering ("IPO") on October 24, 2007. Mr. du Pont, along with Mr. Fateh, co-founded DuPont Fabros Development LLC ("DFD") in 1997, where he managed, through a variety of entities, the acquisition, development, leasing and management of all of our current properties. Prior to DFD, Mr. du Pont held the position of Analyst at JPMorgan from April 1989 to June 1990, the position of Full Committee Staff Member with the U.S. House of Representatives (Committee on Banking & Financial Services) from March 1993 to April 1995, and the position of Special Assistant, Capital Markets Regulatory Reform Project, with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) from April 1995 to April 1996. Mr. du Pont earned his B.A. in Economics from Williams College and his M.B.A. from Georgetown University.

Hossein Fateh, Co-Founder, President, CEO and Director

Hossein Fateh, the Co-founder of our company, is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of DFT since the IPO. Mr. Fateh, along with Mr. du Pont, co-founded DFD in 1997, where he managed, through a variety of entities, the acquisition, development, leasing and management of all of our current properties. Prior to DFD, from 1990 to 1997, Mr. Fateh held the position of Vice President and was responsible for acquisition, development, leasing, financing and sales for a broad-based Washington, D.C. real estate development company. Mr. Fateh earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from George Washington University and his Master of Science in Finance from George Washington University.

Scott A. Davis, Executive Vice President of Operations

Scott A. Davis is our Executive Vice President of Operations since the IPO and joined DFD in April 2006. Mr. Davis served as DFD's Director of Operations, where he managed the data centers that comprised our initial portfolio. Mr. Davis specializes in the engineering design of high-reliability facilities. Prior to joining DFD, Mr. Davis served for eight years at AOL where he held several positions including Senior Director of Data Center Operations, in which he oversaw the day-to-day operations of all of AOL's domestic and international data centers. During his tenure at AOL, Mr. Davis managed the design, construction and commissioning of more than 700,000 square feet of new and renovated data center space. From 1989 to 1998 he worked at several engineering consulting firms that specialized in data center design, including Com-Site International, CS Technology and CCG Facilities Integration. In his career, Mr. Davis has worked on more than 70 computer room and data center designs for various Fortune 500 companies and government agencies. Mr. Davis earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.

Jeffrey H. Foster, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey H. Foster is our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and joined DFT in July 2007. Mr. Foster most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Global Signal, Inc. (NYSE:GSL) from April 2005 to May 2007. Prior to joining Global Signal, Mr. Foster served from June 2003 to April 2005 as Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller at Danka Office Imaging (NASDAQ:DANKY). From April 2000 to June 2003 Mr. Foster served as Vice President of Finance at Progress Telecom Corporation, a subsidiary of Progress Energy Corporation (NYSE:PGN), where he also served as Director, Energy Supply Finance from October 1997 to April 2000. Mr. Foster held various positions at GTE Corporation from 1990 to 1997 which included responsibility for SEC reporting for GTE's eight registrants. Also, he was a member of Arthur Andersen's auditing staff from 1984 to 1990. Mr. Foster earned a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Florida and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of South Florida. He passed the CPA exam in November 1985.

Maria Kenny, Treasurer and Senior Vice President of Finance & Acquisitions

Maria Kenny is our Treasurer and Senior Vice President of Finance & Acquisitions since the IPO and joined DFD in December 2000. Ms. Kenny served as DFD's Chief Financial Officer, where she was responsible for all aspects of finance, accounting and administration. In addition, Ms. Kenny was instrumental in closing in excess of $2.0 billion for the development and acquisition of real estate including data centers, commercial, residential, land and retail assets. Most recently, she successfully led and closed the acquisition of our Santa Clara property. Prior to DFD, Ms. Kenny worked for six years in public accounting. Ms. Kenny served as Audit Manager at Reznick Group, a national accounting firm specializing in the real estate and construction industries, from January 1998 to December 2000. Ms. Kenny is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). She earned a B.A. in Economics from The University of North Carolina in 1988.

M. Lee Kestler, Jr., Senior Vice President of Sales & Leasing

M. Lee Kestler, Jr. is our Senior Vice President of Sales & Leasing since the IPO and joined DFD in April 2007. Mr. Kestler served as DFD's Director of Leasing, where he managed marketing activities for our data center properties. Prior to DFD, from 1999 to 2005 and 2006 to 2007, Mr. Kestler held positions with Exodus Communications, Cable & Wireless America and Savvis, including the position of Senior Strategic Account Manager at Savvis, primarily responsible for selling professional services to commercial and government clients and leading the business development effort for ARCA CCTL, a unit of Savvis Federal Systems that specialized in the certification of security features for products being sold to the U.S. government. Prior to that, Mr. Kestler was Strategic Account Manager at Cable & Wireless America, where he was responsible for sales to a portion of the top 50 strategic accounts. Mr. Kestler also held the positions of Major Account Manager and Senior Director of Professional Services at Exodus Communications. From 2005 to 2006 Mr. Kestler held a senior sales position with Current Analysis.

Rick Montfort, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Rick Montfort is our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since April 2008. Mr. Montfort brings an extensive career to the Company, where his practice has focused primarily on corporate and securities law, and financing-related transactions. Prior to joining the company, he was Vice President, Legal -- Securities and Finance and Assistant Secretary of Sprint Nextel Corporation in Reston, Virginia, where his responsibilities included securities law, financings and executive compensation and employee benefits matters. From 1998 until 2003, Mr. Montfort was Senior Counsel, Securities and Assistant Secretary of national communications services provider XO Communications, Inc. in Northern Virginia, where his responsibilities included securities and corporate law, financings, and mergers and acquisitions. He began his legal career at Preston Gates & Ellis, LLP in Seattle, Washington, where his practice focused on securities and corporate law, and mergers and acquisitions for technology and telecommunications companies. Prior to attending law school, he was a Manager in the Audit Department at Deloitte Haskins & Sells in San Francisco. Mr. Montfort received his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of California Hastings College of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Willamette University. He is also a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant.

Kathy Murphy, Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Kathy Murphy, SVP, Human Resources has been with DFT since the IPO, joining in July of 2007, establishing and developing the HR function within DFT. Ms. Murphy has over 30 years in the field of human resources; the last 13 years working in the real estate industry. Prior to joining DFD, she worked for 7 years at The Bozzuto Group, a private real estate company with seven separate real estate related entities. There Ms. Murphy established the Search & Recruitment functions and also served in Corporate Training, Employee Relations and Organizational Development. Prior to establishing herself in corporate HR, Ms. Murphy had a successful career in Executive Search, and co-founded a search firm in Washington, DC specializing in the recruitment of C-level , Accounting and Finance managers and executives. Ms. Murphy attended the University of Maryland, and is SHRM certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Lammot J. du Pont, Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director

Lammot J. du Pont, the Co-Founder of our company, is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of DuPont Fabros Technology ("DFT") and a Director since our initial public offering ("IPO") on October 24, 2007. Mr. du Pont, along with Mr. Fateh, co-founded DuPont Fabros Development LLC ("DFD") in 1997, where he managed, through a variety of entities, the acquisition, development, leasing and management of all of our current properties. Prior to DFD, Mr. du Pont held the position of Analyst at JPMorgan from April 1989 to June 1990, the position of Full Committee Staff Member with the U.S. House of Representatives (Committee on Banking & Financial Services) from March 1993 to April 1995, and the position of Special Assistant, Capital Markets Regulatory Reform Project, with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) from April 1995 to April 1996. Mr. du Pont earned his B.A. in Economics from Williams College and his M.B.A. from Georgetown University.

Hossein Fateh, Co-Founder, President, CEO and Director

Hossein Fateh, the Co-Founder of our company, is the President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of DFT since the IPO. Mr. Fateh, along with Mr. du Pont, co-founded DFD in 1997, where he managed, through a variety of entities, the acquisition, development, leasing and management of all of our current properties. Prior to DFD, from 1990 to 1997, Mr. Fateh held the position of Vice President and was responsible for acquisition, development, leasing, financing and sales for a broad-based Washington, D.C. real estate development company. Mr. Fateh earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from George Washington University and his Master of Science in Finance from George Washington University.

Michael A. Coke, Board of Directors, Audit Committee (Chair), Compensation Committee

Michael A. Coke serves on our Board of Directors, is a member of our Compensation Committee and chairs our Audit Committee. In September 2007, Mr. Coke co-founded and has since served as the managing partner of Terreno Capital Partners LLC, a real estate investment management firm. From January 1999 until May 2007, Mr. Coke served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of AMB Property Corporation, a global developer and owner of industrial real estate focused on major hub and gateway distribution markets throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He also served as AMB's Chief Accounting Officer from 1998 to 2006. Mr. Coke was a member of AMB's Investment Committee and was responsible for capital markets, accounting, tax, information systems, dispositions, valuations, risk management and financial planning groups totaling more than 130 officers and associates in five countries. From October 2005 to May 2007, Mr. Coke served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IAT Aviation Facilities, Inc., a listed Canadian Income Trust. From July 1990 to August 1997, Mr. Coke was an auditor with Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Coke earned his B.A. in Business Administration and Accounting from California State University at Hayward. Mr Coke is an inactive Certified Public Accountant.

Thomas D. Eckert, Board of Directors, Audit Committee, Compensation Committee (Chair)

Thomas D. Eckert serves on our Board of Directors, is a member of our Audit Committee and chairs our Compensation Committee. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Automotive Real Estate Services, Inc., which owns and manages net-leased real estate used primarily by large automotive retailers and is the operating affiliate of the private entity that acquired Capital Automotive REIT, a publicly-traded company, in December 2005. In October 1997, Mr. Eckert co-founded Capital Automotive REIT and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from October 1997 through its acquisition in December 2005. From 1983 to 1997, Mr. Eckert was employed by Pulte Home Corporation, a leading homebuilding firm, serving from 1994 to 1997 as President of Pulte's Mid-Atlantic Region. Prior to working at Pulte, from 1970 to 1978, Mr. Eckert was a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Anderson LLP. Since 2004, Mr. Eckert has served as Chairman of the board of directors of The Munder Funds, a mutual fund group, and has been a member of the board since 1995. Mr. Eckert has also served on the boards of Capital Automotive REIT (from February 1998 to December 2005) and Fieldstone Investment Corporation (from November 2003 to June 2007). In addition, Mr. Eckert served on the board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Eckert earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Frederic V. Malek, Board of Directors, Compensation Committee, Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees (Chair)

Frederic V. Malek serves on our Board of Directors, is a member of our Compensation Committee and is the chair of our Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. In 1991, Mr. Malek founded and has since served as the Chairman of Thayer Capital Partners, a Washington D.C. - based merchant bank. In 1991, Mr. Malek founded and has since served as the Chairman of Thayer Lodging Group, a hotel investment company. From late 1989 through June 1991, Mr. Malek served on the board of directors of Northwest Airlines. He also served from late 1989 to 1992 as Northwest Airlines' President and Co-Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Malek has served on the board of directors of CBRE Group, Inc. since 1989, including as Co-Chairman until 1996, and on the board of directors of Automatic Data Processing Corp. since 1978. Mr. Malek also served on the board of FPL Group from 1989 to 2004, the board of Fannie Mae from 2003 to 2005 and as President of Marriott Hotels from 1981 through mid-1998. Mr. Malek earned his B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and earned his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.

John T. Roberts Jr., Board of Directors, Audit Committee, Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee

John T. Roberts, Jr. has served on our Board of Directors since February 2011 and is a member of our Audit Committe and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Roberts served in various positions with AMB Property Corporation, a leading global developer, owner and operator of industrial real estate, focused on major hub and gateway distribution markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia. From 1999 to 2010, he served as President of AMB Capital Partners LLC, which is a subsidiary of AMB Property Corporation that is responsible for AMB's global private capital ventures, and, from 1994 to 1997, he served as the Senior Vice President/Director of Capital Markets of AMB Capital Partners LLC. Mr. Roberts received a bachelor's degree in political science and international relations from Tulane University and a master of business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

John H. Toole, Board of Directors, Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee

John H. Toole serves on our Board of Directors and is a member of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Toole is a partner with the law firm Cooley Godward Kronish LLP where he practices real estate and business law. Mr. Toole represents owners, developers and institutional investors in connection with a wide variety of real estate and capital markets transactions related to the acquisition, disposition, ownership, financing, development, construction and leasing of commercial real estate including office, industrial, mixed-use and technology-related projects. Prior to joining Cooley in August 2000, Mr. Toole was a partner with the law firm of McGuireWoods, and its predecessor Boothe, Pritchard & Dudley for 17 years. He is active in the National Association for Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) and has served as a member of its national Board of Directors since 2002. Mr. Toole earned his B.S from the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia and his J.D. from Washington College of Law, American University. He is admitted to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Jonathan Heiliger, Board of Directors, Compensation Committee

Jonathan Heiliger has served on our Board of Directors since November 2011 and is a member of our Compensation Committee. From 2007 – 2011, Mr. Heiliger served as Vice President of Technical Operations at Facebook where he oversaw production operations of the company’s global datacenters, supply chain, worldwide network, server platforms, capacity engineering and site reliability. Prior to joining Facebook, Mr. Heiliger held executive positions with Walmart.com and a number of venture capital and early-stage technology companies. Previously, Mr. Heiliger was a Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of GlobalCenter and Vice President of Technology for Global Crossing, a telecommunications company that built and operated the world’s first independent global fiber optic network. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of Jive Software, Inc. and Webmonsters, Inc.