Billie HaggardSVP of Operations, Aligned Data Centers
Billie is an experienced leader and an expert in developing and executing strategic business initiatives while leading high-performance operational groups. As Aligned’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Billie is responsible for spearheading the company’s data center performance optimization. He manages mission critical operations and on-site personnel, anticipates market direction to keep the company’s facilities are up-to-date, negotiates and manages vendor relationships, ensures operational and professional excellence and more.
Before joining Aligned, Billie served as Operations Director for a global leader in facility and asset management, where he was responsible for all aspects of management, operations, maintenance, and training for over 3 million square feet of data center space and 200 personnel. He has also served in leadership positions with Critical Solutions Group (CSG), Microsoft Data Center Delivery Group and CoreSite Realty Corporation, garnering deep insight into creating successful programs and various strategic planning initiatives to enhance corporate performance and ensure quality across the board.
Billie began his career in the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear Machinist Mate and Maintenance Manager. During this time he earned four Navy Achievement Medals as a result of his outstanding instruction and training abilities. He received a B.S. in Business Management and a Master’s Degree from Colorado State University.