Earlier in 2013, Jefferson S. Brown was hired as president of Cobalt Data Centers, a Las Vegas-based provider of premium co-location and data center solutions. With more than 20 years of experience with high-tech operations, Brown has utilized his Master of Business Administration degree from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University to reach his latest career accomplishment.
Brown credits making the personal investment of pursuing and obtaining his MBA for his professional success and setting on a different career path. “Even with my Bachelors, there were gaps in my knowledge about business and only through working towards my MBA did I receive practical real world discussion. It was from that point that my career took off.”
Brown also explained, “Getting an MBA education gives you experience and confidence. There is no question that the network of individuals that you get access to, be it fellow students, professors and alumni, continue throughout the years, which has proven to be very valuable.”
As for hiring managers and executives, he wants the positions to grow with the company. Brown stated, “I absolutely look for evidence of curiosity, ongoing development and an investment in themselves professionally. There is no question, obtaining an MBA is applicable in my line of business in showing me those qualities in an individual.”
“Attracting someone of Jeff’s caliber to Cobalt is enormous validation for our business model,” said Philip Lamb, Cobalt board member. “His experience and track record are exactly what Cobalt needs to ignite our growth and meet the growing demand for data center alternatives in Las Vegas. We look forward to helping Jeff build Cobalt into an industry leader.”
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