Martin Murphy

DateMay 14, 2024

Martin Murphy has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer of maincubes, a prominent data center developer and operator in Europe. He joins the management team of maincubes to oversee customer success, coordinate the seamless integration of new sites and capacity into live sites, and handle internal operations. Murphy’s appointment enhances maincubes’ operational performance and supports the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts as it pursues international expansion.

“I am thrilled about the chance to work with maincubes and support the company’s growth. The data center sector is experiencing previously unseen tailwinds that present maincubes with enormous development potential. “I am excited to use my experience to support maincubes’ growth ambitions,” says Martin Murphy. 

Martin has almost 20 years of experience in the data center business, having held a number of senior positions. The most recent position he held was President EMEA at Salute Mission Critical, a leading data center companies’ global provider of full lifecycle data center services. He joined the company after AMS Helix, a data center-focused project management and consulting firm Martin co-founded in 2021 and oversaw as CEO, was acquired. He was previously CBRE Data Center Solutions’ Chief Operating Officer, overseeing services for more than 800 data centers worldwide.

Oliver Menzel, the CEO and founder of maincubes, states, “Martin is an accomplished leader who is recognized globally for his impressive track record.” “Martin brings a wealth of international experience driving efficient operations and development of data centers, further solidifying maincubes’ position as a leading European data center operator. His experience spans various roles across the data center industry.” We are ecstatic to have him join us.

“Martin’s nomination to the management board aligns with Maincubes’ international expansion and growth plan, with the aim of positioning the company as a leading provider of data centers for public, global hyperscale, and cloud clients. Adding to his remarkable background is Zahl Limbuwala, Executive Chairman of the Advisory Board at maincubes and Operating Partner at DTCP. “He brings an invaluable mix of insights and experience from his various leadership roles across the data center industry.”

Stephan Harren, who has been the COO of maincubes since 2022, is succeeded by Murphy. “We appreciate Stephan’s dedication as a leader. Menzel continues, “He will remain in a senior capacity, collaborating closely with Martin and contributing significantly to maincubes’ ongoing development and success.

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