Phil Collerton

Chief Commercial Officer, Uptime Institute

Phil Collerton is the Chief Commercial Officer of Uptime Institute, responsible for all commercial and service delivery activities. Collerton joined Uptime Institute in February 2012 and, prior to his current role, was Managing Director for the EMEA region.

He spent the previous ten years as Executive Vice President Operations and Engineering for Interxion, prior to that he was responsible for setting up Exodus Communications in Europe, building and operating their first four data centers.

Collerton began his career at BIS Banking Systems, where he was responsible for software development, technical support and customer service, spending seven years working in their Luxembourg subsidiary. He also previously worked as a General Manager for Tandem Computers, and holds a BA in Modern Languages.

Collerton frequently represents Uptime Institute at data center industry events, drawing on his expertise in designing, building and operating data centers. He has gained extensive experience in data center operations, data center training and staffing, consolidation of data centers and establishment of data centers in new markets and geographies.