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PDS Welcomes: James Keating – Director, Data Center Solutions

PDS Welcomes: James Keating – Director, Data Center Solutions

PDS is excited to announce the addition of James Keating to our growing Data Center Solutions team. James will be a player/coach type team member taking on an expanded technology leadership focused role, building upon the role previously held by recently retired, long-time PDSer, Jeff Shell. Jeff Shell will be working with James over the coming weeks to get him up to speed before handing over the reigns. Youa Thao, PDS’ Customer Engagement Manager, will further focus her efforts around the operational side of our professional services and our Data Center deliverables.

“James joins us having been in various cross industry leadership, management and technical positions. His background pairs well with both the PDS client base and our highly certified and trained professional services organization. We are thrilled to have him as part of our team,” said Mitch Prust, PDS Vice President, Data Center Products & Services.

James comes to PDS with over 20 years of technology and management experience. He has been a solution oriented IT architect and SE manager with notable end customer success within diverse production environments. He has an emphasis on outcome-based selling, cloud computing, backups, disaster recovery, automation and process improvement. James has been in leadership, management and technical positions at Riverbed Technology, Ameriprise Financial, Evolving Solutions, St. Jude Medical, Symantec and other technology companies. James earned a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Wisconsin River Falls.

Find James Keating’s LinkedIn profile ( to learn more about the vast experience he brings to PDS.

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