Campuses Vantage Data Centers has appointed Patricia Elias as Chief People and Culture Officer (CPCO). This newly created role underlines the importance of strengthening the company’s culture and supporting its global employee base, which has quadrupled in the last two years to more than 800 team members across five continents.
As the new CPCO, Elias, based at the company’s Denver headquarters, will lead Vantage’s global human resources function, including an increased focus on recruitment and investment in team development and culture, to support the company’s international growth.
Passionate about creating an inclusive environment where success is available to all, Elias will also serve as the executive sponsor of Vantage’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council.
“As Vantage continues its explosive growth, it is more important than ever to provide a coordinated, connected and positive experience for our current and potential employees. By creating the CPCO role, we are significantly increasing our investment in our people, our most valuable asset,” said Sureel Choksi, Vantage’s president and CEO.
20 years of experience
Elias comes to this new position with more than 20 years of business and human resources experience on the Vantage team, six of which came directly from her work at data centre provider ViaWest (now Flexential).
Before joining Vantage, Elias worked for CSG Systems. She was Executive Vice President and Chief People and Facilities Officer, leading human resources to support over 5,000 employees in over 20 countries.
And before CSG Systems, Elias served as Director of Legal and Human Resources at Service Source International (now owned by Concentrix).
In her last role, Elias was responsible for global initiatives, including creating a formal workforce analysis function, designing and executing programmes to increase employee engagement and pay equity, and measuring diversity and belonging.
Elias said: “I am delighted to be joining Vantage, a hyper-growth company in an industry that is enabling the digital revolution.
“It’s an exciting time to be part of a leadership team that prioritises a people-centric approach, and I look forward to helping the business continue to evolve its people, processes and systems to meet the demands of its customers around the world.”