MelissaYoung

Melissa “Missy” Young

Switch, Inc.

Chief Information Officer
Switch, Inc.

Melissa “Missy” Young is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Switch. She drives the company’s solutions architecture to create a fundamental and sustainable change in the way clients ultimately design and implement intelligent data strategies. As a technologist, Missy has played a pivotal role in the company’s evolution from the most innovative data center company in the world to the world’s only exascale retail colocation ecosystem that it is today. Prior to becoming a partner at Switch, Missy was the Director of Sales Engineering and VoIP services for Mpower Communications. Her portfolio of experience also includes senior sales engineering positions at ICG Communications, InteleNet Data Centers, and FirstWorld Communications. She entered the industry back in the dot-com days of the mid-90s, as a network engineer through her Cisco, Microsoft, and Novell certifications. Missy serves on multiple boards in Nevada and studied at Arizona State University.

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