CDS names data centers and networking guru as CEO to drive next phase of growth

Computer Data Source on Tuesday said Joe Cozzolino has been appointed as CEO. Cozzolino brings over 30 years of knowledge and expertise to the Eatontown-based firm, ready to provide greater levels of efficiency and customer satisfaction to data centers.

As CEO, Cozzolino will focus on expanding and scaling CDS’ current offerings. He will be tasked with executing a strategic growth plan for the company. He will work closely with the company’s original equipment manufacturer partners and major customers to elevate CDS’ reputation for helping clients uplevel their data centers through modernization efforts, defending against competitive threats and optimizing spending.

Cozzolino’s most recent role was at Siris Capital Group, where he led the $1 billion acquisition of TPx Communications, a Software-as-a-Service managed services provider. Before joining Siris, Cozzolino grew Cisco’s global services business. He was responsible for Cisco’s growing $13 billion global services business and helped Cisco customers transform their businesses through digital initiatives that supported their business goals. Cozzolino also led Cisco’s Mobility and Service Provider Video Infrastructure business groups. In that role, he executed global business strategies and deliveries of mobility products, customer premises equipment, cable access, encoding and transcoding — accounting for more than a $4 billion business.

“I look forward to helping this company continue to establish and develop industry-leading partnerships that deliver the core value of what our customers have come to expect with CDS, which is operational efficiency in the maintenance of storage and network hardware,” Cozzolino said. “I am excited to join CDS at a time when the market for multivendor services is seeing tremendous growth opportunities, and look forward to leading this talented team to the next phase of evolution for us.”