James Trout

Chief Executive Officer

James Trout is Chief Executive Officer of CleanArc Data Centers, a company creating the future of data center power by bridging clean energy with best-in-class data centers.

Having held top leadership positions at Vantage Data Centers, Digital Reality Trust and CoreSite, James has been at the forefront of developing the practices of modularization, campus scale and integration of power assets, and ultra-efficient application of green power technologies and controls. Companies and investments that James has directly led have generated profits for limited partners in excess of $1B.

James combines an innate understanding of real estate, capital markets, technology, and people to found and lead profitable enterprises focused on sustainability. James founded and served as CEO and CTO of Vantage Data Centers and had full enterprise-wide responsibility for Portfolio Management and Technical Operations at Digital Realty Trust, one of the largest publicly traded data center providers. He also founded CoreSite, establishing a foundation for network access management and standardizations further adopted throughout the data center industry. Earlier in his career, James founded a data center joint venture with Ross Perot, Jr., pioneering digital infrastructure that preceded hyperscale development in Dallas Ft. Worth. James has also held the role of Vice President of ProLogis, the world’s largest publicly traded integrated operator of industrial and logistics facilities globally.

James founded CleanArc Data Centers as a 547 Energy portfolio company funded by Quantum Energy Partners to lead companies through their clean energy transition. James holds a BS in Chemical & Materials Engineering from California State Polytechnic University and an MBA in Finance and Real Estate from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

CleanArc is an innovative provider of first-of-its-kind, sustainability-focused data center development and operation solutions. With decades of experience in both the data center and energy sectors, CleanArc has assembled the critical components for hyperscalers seeking to expand quickly, sustainably, and cost-efficiently.

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