QTS Executive team

Executive Leadership

Our leadership team puts our employees first and as a result our people are well informed, self-motivated and highly knowledgeable.


Chad Williams

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Chad Williams has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since founding QTS in 2005. Under his leadership, QTS has grown to become one of the largest and fastest growing data center service providers in the United States. Chad's vision of obtaining and revitalizing infrastructure rich, large, scalable properties in growing markets has become the cornerstone of our business strategy. 
In his role as CEO, Chad has been directly involved in helping to build all aspects of our business, from strategic investment in product and asset acquisitions to site selection, design, development and construction. He also enjoys telling the QTS solutions story and winning the confidence and trust of new and existing customers. Chad has been a leading voice to build QTS’ portfolio of hybrid colocation and hyperscale solutions, which is very differentiated in the marketplace. One of the best parts of his job, from his perspective, is the privilege to lead our QTSers nationally. We at QTS are “powered by our people” and this is the real strength of QTS.
Chad has attracted one of the most experienced high-performance leadership teams in the industry. In his role of Chairman of the Board, Chad gets to work closely with a world-class, fully-independent Board of Directors. The team has vast experience in operating public companies and complementing strengths from past experience in running or being part of real estate, technology, financial and Government services industries. 
In 2003, Chad leveraged the Quality Group of Companies (QGC) platform and his experience developing, owning and managing mission-critical facilities to acquire a 35,000 square foot facility in Overland Park, Kansas. QTS was formally established as a stand alone entity with the purchase of our Atlanta-Suwanee mega data center in 2005. Today, under Chad's leadership, we operate 25 data center facilities totaling approximately 6 million gross square feet. Read more on how QTS came to be here.
Prior to founding QTS, Chad served as CEO of QGC, a diversified portfolio of companies operating in a wide range of industries including commercial real estate, design-build development, commercial interiors and vehicle and technology leasing. 
Chad is actively involved in numerous charitable efforts nationally, as well as in the Kansas City area. He currently serves on the board of the US Dream Academy, an organization that focuses on intervening in the lives of children of incarcerated parents. Chad lives in Lenexa, Kansas with his wife and three children.

Brent Bensten

Chief Technology Officer

Brent joined QTS in 2016 as CTO of Product Development and now serves as the Company’s Chief Technology Officer. Brent has led technology and innovation at QTS since joining and has been the driving force behind digitization of the QTS business. 

Prior to joining QTS, Brent was VP of Operations and then promoted to Chief Technology Officer at Carpathia, a managed service and cloud company acquired by QTS in June of 2015. Carpathia specialized in complex and compliant hosting supporting the fastest growing startups, enterprises and government agencies.

During his time at QTS, he has been responsible for delivering the industry’s first Service Delivery Platform (SDP). In 2019, he created the QTS Innovation Lab (QIL) to create new enabling technologies with a focus on artificial intelligence, visualization and automation that radically reshape how customers interact with the data center providing transparency, visibility and digital services.

Brent graduated from University of Mary Washington in 2000 with a degree in Business. Brent has a passion for workplace health initiatives including sponsoring events such as annual blood drives and helping to gamify fitness initiatives between QTS offices. Brent values family first and most enjoys watching his three kids play sports on weekends; he’s also a die-hard Washington Caps fan.

QTS Employee

Jeff Berson

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Berson joined QTS in 2013 to head the company's investment strategy and now serves as Chief Financial Officer. Jeff has more than 20 years of investment banking experience, much of it within emerging infrastructure in the technology sector, including data centers, managed services, enabling communications technologies and fiber providers.

Prior to joining QTS, Jeff served as a managing director in UBS' Media and Communications Group, focused primarily on the communications infrastructure and the telecommunications services sectors. He's also previously served as head of the Communications Services Investment Banking Group at Oppenheimer & Co., managing director in the Telecom Group at Barclays Capital and held various positions within the investment banking department at CIBC World Markets.

Jeff earned a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Jeff is based out of QTS' headquarters in Overland Park, KS, but lives in Scarsdale, NY with his wife and three daughters.
QTS Employee

Steve Bloom

Chief People Officer

Steve joined QTS in 2016 after working with other world-class companies such as PepsiCo, Citibank and Medco. Steve has more than 25 years of hands-on leadership experience in technology, consumer products, financial services and healthcare companies. He has a passion for solving business problems by effectively aligning organizational, leadership and human capital needs. Prior to joining QTS, Steve served as SVP and Chief Human Resource Officer for ProBuild, a $5B distribution and building materials company with more than 11,000 employees. Prior to ProBuild, Steve was VP, Operations HR with Medco Health Solutions, the $70B healthcare company, where he was part of the leadership team that established Medco as Fortune’s “Most Admired Company for People Management” in 2008.
Steve recently partnered with Dr. Matt Bloom, a professor at the Mendoza School of Business at the University of Notre Dame, to further research and application of what enables employees to flourish in the workplace, find meaning in their work, and enhance employees’ overall wellbeing.
Steve holds a Master of Business Administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, and a Bachelor of General Studies in Psychology from the University of Kansas. Steve lives in Leawood, KS with his wife, and has two adult children.
QTS Employee

Jon Greaves

EVP, Quality Special Operations

Jon is a recognized leader in the information technology services industry with a particular focus on managed services, security and privacy. Previously, Jon serviced as CTO, and oversaw the technology platform used to deliver QTS’ integrated services as well as solutions engineering and information security programs. Jon now leads QTS' Quality Special Operations, which includes enhancing QTS’ security posture and integrate our physical and logical security operations. 
Prior to joining QTS, Jon was the Chief Scientist and CISO at Carpathia, a managed services and cloud company acquired by QTS in June of 2015. Carpathia specialized in complex and compliant hosting supporting the fastest growing startups, enterprises and government agencies. 
Before Carpathia, Jon was a Distinguished Engineer and CTO of Sun Global Customer Services organization, a $5 billion line of business with over 9,000 engineers across over 100 countries.  Jon has received 7 patents in the fields of telemetry, managed services and security solutions. Jon has also held positions at SevenSpace, British Telecom, MCI and Concert.
QTS Employee

Tag Greason

Chief Hyperscale Officer

Tag Greason oversees the Hyperscale sales divisions of QTS. With over 20 years of experience as a senior sales executive, marketer and financial analyst, Tag was promoted into his current role in 2018, after previously serving as the company's executive vice president of enterprise sales. As a member of the QTS executive leadership team, Tag helps to develop short and long term revenue growth strategies for the company.

Prior to joining QTS in 2011, Tag served as executive vice president for Current Analysis, Inc. and vice president of global services at Savvis Communications, Inc. Tag holds a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from George Mason University, and a Bachelor of Science in systems engineering from the United States Military Academy. In 2009, Tag was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates, where he served up until 2017.

Clint Heiden

Chief Revenue Officer

Clint Heiden joined QTS in 2018 to lead the company’s Hybrid Colocation Sales and Marketing organization. Clint has more than 26 years of sales leadership experience in the data center, telecommunications and internet technology industries.

Prior to joining QTS, Clint served as Chief Commercial Officer for five years at another data center company where he helped sell and deliver more than 80 megawatts of critical capacity to customers. He also previously served as President of Sidera Networks and held senior leadership roles at PAETEC, Cable & Wireless America and UUNET. In these roles, Clint led organizations responsible for over one billion dollars of annual enterprise revenue while at the same time generating significant organic revenue growth.

Clint received his BBA in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University, where he continues to sit on the Board. Clint lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife and four children.

Learn more about Clint's leadership philosophy by watching this interview with David Liggitt of datacenterHawk. 

QTS Employee

David Robey

Chief Operating Officer

David Robey has been with QTS since 2010 when the company purchased the former semi-conductor plant that became QTS’ 210-acre technology campus in Richmond, VA. David has served as Vice President of Facilities in the Northeast where he oversaw all aspects of facilities, development, construction and operations. Prior to joining QTS, David held various leadership positions at Infineon/Qimonda, a semiconductor manufacturer, and has more than 25 years of experience in critical environment engineering, operations, facilities and information technology. Mr. Robey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Missouri State University.

Matt Thomson

General Counsel

Matt Thomson joined QTS in 2020 as the company's second General Counsel. Prior to joining QTS, Matt was a partner with the international law firm Hogan Lovells US LLP in Washington, D.C., where he represented QTS as outside counsel for 12 years, including the company's 2013 initial public offering. 

Matt has deep experience in the REIT industry, representing numerous public company REITs during his time in private practice, and has been recognized in Chambers USA for REITs (Nationwide).  Prior to joining QTS, Matt focused his law practice in the areas of corporate law, securities and capital markets, and mergers and acquisitions, primarily for public companies and their boards.

Matt earned his J.D. from the University of Tennessee, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Tennessee Law Review, and earned his B.S. from Union University.  Matt has a passion for flying and holds an FAA private pilot's license.

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