As Director for Data Center Operations on the Bank of
America account, Joe Olgiati leads an organization of over 160 engineering and
property management professionals. The team manages 3 million sq. ft. of data
center space across 10 U.S. locations.
Mr. Olgiati is accustomed to the pressure of maintaining
100% uptime, having worked in critical environments for the past 20 years.
In 1996, one of Mr. Olgiati first assignments was as
Director of Engineering for the New York Mercantile Exchange when the site was
under construction. Mr. Olgiati worked through the commissioning then lead the
engineering team. He played a major role in coordinating activities that
successfully re-established building operations compromised in the September
11, 2001, attacks, including the tie-in of on-street emergency generation and
boilers. Mr. Olgiati was also part of the project team that made NYMEX the
first building in New York to receive LEED-EB certification.
Working for Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Olgiati’s next
assignment was as Critical Environment Director for Wachovia Bank. He was
responsible for 3.2 million sq. ft. across the Northeast U.S. In 2008, Mr.
Olgiati moved to a similar role on the Merrill Lynch account, where he was
responsible for two global data centers totaling 500,000 sq. ft.
When Bank of America bought Merrill Lynch in 2009, Mr.
Olgiati stayed at the helm, and managed through the transition and subsequent
reorganizations, which led to his current role.