Board of Directors
Corporate Vice President
RagingWire Data Centers
As a corporate executive, sales and marketing leader, and systems engineer, James Leach has enjoyed a 30 year career building technology and services businesses for commercial and government markets. For the last 15 years, Leach has been at the forefront of developing innovative Internet services for enterprises. He was part of the core team that introduced data center colocation, cloud computing solutions, virtual private networks (VPNs) and route optimization, application hosting, content delivery networks (CDNs), Internet registry and Domain Name System (DNS) services, and web performance monitoring and testing.
Leach spent the first 15 years of his career at IBM starting out as an engineer and then moving into sales, business development and marketing. For the last 15 years, he has been a top marketing executive at Savvis, Internap, Neustar, Harris Corporation, and currently RagingWire. At RagingWire, Leach is the overall marketing leader responsible for a data center portfolio of 1.5 million square feet and 113 megawatts of critical power in the United States and a global data center platform of 140 locations in 20 countries and regions as part of the Nexcenter brand of NTT Group.
In addition to his duties at RagingWire, Leach is proud to serve as the Chairperson of the Leadership Board for the Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure Committee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), one of the largest and most influential technology associations in the United States, as well as on the NVTC's Executive Circle. Leach also was nominated and approved by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors to be the Vice Chair of the Executive Committee and member of the Loudoun Economic Development Advisory Commission (EDAC), and currently serves in that role.
Leach earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton College.