With dual responsibilities, as the President and CEO of CoreSite plus the SVP of US Tower, your job must be very challenging. How do you maintain your work-life balance?
During the onset of the pandemic, one of the very few outlets for entertainment was golf, and I was fortunate to have the opportunity to play golf with my wife and sons, who were new to the game. We have since turned that novel hobby into a regular weekend activity, which is a great way to spend time together.
Another key activity for me is that for two weeks every summer, my family and I travel to my hometown of Mallorca, Spain. There we take the opportunity to reconnect with my family and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle. I am grateful to have colleagues that can take care of business in my absence and allow me to spend meaningful time sailing, playing golf, and enjoying dinners al fresco with friends and family whilst not having to worry about day-to-day operational issues. I think that being able to unwind fully is very important. I find it highly restorative, and I when return to the office, I am completely re-energized.
I try to treat my colleagues as an extended family, and that makes time spent at work far more meaningful and rewarding. For example, we celebrate our CoreSite Day of Service every year around September 11th; dozens of participants split into groups and spend the whole day participating in projects that give back to the community, like cleaning parks, painting or repairing houses, or building recreational areas for Veteran Community Centers. It is a great way to give back while also building a strong culture of commitment.