Jim 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, Jim 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 Jim has directly led have generated profits for limited partners in excess of $1B.

Jim combines an innate understanding of real estate, capital markets, technology, and people to found and lead profitable enterprises focused on sustainability. Jim 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, Jim founded a data center joint venture with Ross Perot, Jr., pioneering digital infrastructure that preceded hyperscale development in Dallas Ft. Worth. Jim has also held the role of Vice President of ProLogis, the world’s largest publicly traded integrated operator of industrial and logistics facilities globally.

Jim founded CleanArc Data Centers as a 547 Energy portfolio company funded by Quantum Energy Partners to lead companies through their clean energy transition. Jim 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.

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