Iron Mountain Data Centers, is so much more than just a data center. IMDC is part of a larger global organization that supports their people, their community, and their global reach.

A strong culture is at the root of IMDC and it shines through the staff as well as Dan and Julia on the podcast. With Dan having been part of the company for 6 years and Julia for 8 months, they were both able to give their insight into the recruitment and onboarding of the company. Although, their onboarding took place at different times (Julia during the pandemic) the culture was able to show strong for both. A great culture begins before the onboarding process though.

Because IMDC has grown a strong culture of team members that care and feel connected to the overall mission, their people have become their best marketing and recruitment tool. A strong culture helps the bottom line, and while that isn’t the number one goal, it allows IMDC to lower the cost of recruitment and retention. It leads the company to be successful when their employees are happy and feel supported.

This conversation had so many highlights about the company and the things that they are doing to grow, not only the company, but their people and the communities where the data centers are located.

  • IMDC offers Management training to promote and grow its employees from within.
  • IMDC has focused greatly on sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint. With 100% renewable energy, they understand the need to be an industry leader, providing their customers with green power.
  • IMDC Cares is a program that launched in 2020 due to the continued desire to give back to their global communities. There is a large focus on STEAM organizations and providing students with the skills that need to be successful in the future.

This company is a great example of how amazing culture can help to grow the company, help the bottom line, and support new initiatives that support communities outside of the company. This podcast is great for leaders that are looking for new ways to support their team and their culture. This is also a great podcast to listen to if you are growing a start up company and need to see the examples of how a great culture can help the return and the bottom line of the company.

Iron Mountain Data Centers operates a global colocation platform that enables customers to build tailored, sustainable, carrier and cloud-neutral data solutions. As a proud part of Iron Mountain Inc., a world leader in the secure management of data and assets trusted by 95% of the Fortune 1000, we are uniquely positioned to protect, connect and activate high-value customer data.

We lead the data center industry in highly regulated compliance, environmental sustainability, physical security and business continuity. We collaborate with our 1,200+ customers in order to build and support their long-term digital transformations within our 3.5M SF global footprint spanning 3 continents.

Dan Rattner is Chief of Staff/VP, Safety, Security, & Government Programs. Dan joined Iron Mountain in 2015 as part of Global Safety, Risk and Security. He spent his first year and a half working in the Boyers Underground, before relocating to Boston to oversee a number of GSRS functions, including safety and security for IMDC.

This summer, Dan took on the role of IMDC Chief of Staff. Prior to Iron Mountain, Dan held a number of senior positions in the public and private sectors. He started his career in the CIA, and later served as Senior Advisor for Homeland Security and Public Safety for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Dan and his wife Martha own a farm in Kentucky where they breed and raise Thoroughbred and Arabian horses.

Julia Kendall has more than 20 years of experience executing high tech B2B marketing communication programs. Her key focus is developing strategic, collaborative and creative solutions to enable organizations to exceed sales and growth goals.

Most recently, Julia was the VP of Marketing for Cologix, where she helped them grow from a start-up company to a leading North American interconnection provider, including the integration of 10 acquired companies. Prior to Cologix, Julia was the Director of Marketing at Zayo (including zColo) and held leadership roles at several biotech companies.

Julia and her husband live in Louisville, CO with their 3 kids. They play all sorts of sports, enjoy traveling, scuba diving and all the outdoor activities Colorado offers.

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