Cedar Rapids-based data center and services company Involta announced this week that Jim Buie, current Involta President, will succeed current CEO and Involta founder Bruce Lehrman, who will transition to the vice-chair of Involta’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
“I am incredibly proud of the substantial growth Involta has achieved since forming the company in 2007,” said Lehrman in a news release. “What began as a local colocation data center company in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has now become a nationally recognized organization offering best-in-class, security-focused data center facilities and infrastructure, hybrid cloud and managed IT services. Everyone at Involta, from our newest hires to our leadership team, has been critical in making this growth possible. I know Involta will continue to succeed under Jim’s exemplary leadership. His insight, experience and future outlooks will be integral to Involta’s continued success.”
Buie joined Involta in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer and steadily took on more responsibility to help the company further drive profitability and expand its national footprint.
“It is truly an honor to continue Bruce’s legacy as CEO and lead Involta into a bright and prosperous future,” said Buie. “Involta has never been stronger, and now, as part of Carlyle, Involta is positioned to expand into targeted new markets across the U.S. The Involta team, our strategic partners, our owned data center and network infrastructure, and wide breadth of services are exactly what our current and future clients need to embark on and successfully complete the most complex digital transformation journeys.”
Earlier this year, Involta was acquired by global investment firm Carlyle.