Investors bring strong entrepreneurial and motorsports backgrounds to Circuit’s leadership team
AUSTIN, Texas (April 15, 2013) – Circuit of The Americas today announced that Highcroft Racing’s Duncan Dayton and CyrusOne co-founder David Ferdman will join the private company’s board of directors effective immediately as the Circuit continues to add to its list of successful entrepreneur involvement.
Dayton and Highcroft Racing recently joined forces with DeltaWing Racing Cars and Nissan to spearhead the noteworthy debut of the Nissan DeltaWing at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans. The ground-breaking car captured the imagination of fans and media around the world, generating massive global interest while being featured in mainstream news outlets such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, The Times of London and Popular Science.
David Ferdman co-founded CyrusOne, (NASDAQ: CONE) in 2000 and served as its president and chief executive officer for 11 years. Today, he still serves as a director for the publicly traded company. Ferdman has been recognized as an industry leader in the outsourced data center services marketplace and has been published on the topic of entrepreneurship as well as a variety of data center related topics. He was also a finalist in the 2004 Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” program. Prior to CyrusOne, Ferdman co-founded and served as the chief operating officer of UWI Association Programs, a telecommunications platform, that eventually merged with Network Long Distance (NASDAQ: NTWK). Ferdman continued to serve as chief operating officer for the merged company until it was purchased by IXC Communications (NASDAQ: IIXC) in 1998.
Ferdman serves as a managing partner of Acalre Holdings LP, as chairman and director of Serendipity Wine Imports, as a member of the board of advisors of Platform Partners, as a trustee of the ESCAPE Family Resource Center and as a trustee of the Jewish Community Center of Houston.
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