The GDS Executive Team

GDS has assembled one of the most experienced management teams in the country in our sector. With well over 100+ years of industry experience, each member is individually recognized as an expert, an innovator and a trusted advisor to clients.

Chuck Vincent
Chuck VincentChairman
Chris Vincent
Chris VincentPresident
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Chris took over day-to-day executive leadership of GDS from his father after holding various positions with the company for the past 30 years. As President, he sets the vision and strategy for GDS, and handles large strategic relationships with customers, vendors and partners. But he sees his greatest accomplishment as empowering GDS employees to deliver the highest levels of service and create successful business outcomes for customers. It is this dedication to success that led him to be named one of the Top 40 under 40 by the Young Presidents Organization.

Bob Miller
Bob MillerChief Operating Officer
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Bob oversees the day-to-day operations of GDS, aligning the company’s products and services with the business priorities of its customers. He is responsible for executing business strategies, streamlining products, supporting product development efforts and driving innovation. Bob has served in senior positions at high-tech companies throughout his 30-year career, and has expertise in telecommunications, network engineering, software development, mergers and acquisitions, business funding, operations management, and building and retaining technical teams.

He has helped build successful companies and create maximum return on investment for investors. Bob is a patented inventor and has spent years developing his skills in product development. He is a student of Innovation Engineering and a firm believer in using proven systems for taking ideas from concept to commercialization.

Robert Guidry
Robert GuidryChief Technology Officer
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Robert joined GDS more than 20 years ago, after serving 10 years in the U.S. Air Force and working for an Internet Service Provider for four years. He began as Network Engineer and transitioned to Principal Consultant, Senior Technologist and Vice President of Professional Services before transitioning to CTO. Today, Robert is responsible for infrastructure development and management, product and service development, and sales engineering support.

He is a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert, with expertise in IP telephony, security, data center and physical security technologies. He uses his technical leadership to help GDS and its customers align technologies to business outcomes.

CJ LeJeune
CJ LeJeuneVice President of Operations
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C.J. helps ensure that GDS delivers a high-quality customer experience in every solution and service it provides. He challenges the GDS team to meet each customer’s specific needs and objectives in all interactions, as well as in the technical aspects of service delivery. A resourceful professional with more than 32 years of telecommunications industry experience, C.J. has a deep understanding of the design, architecture, implementation and operation of voice and data networks. He has held high-level positions with leading telecom providers, where he developed financial modeling systems, process workflows, risk assessments and other tools.

He was also CIO / Security Officer for a healthcare organization for six years. His specialties include project management, revenue and cost assurance, business process reviews and software solutions.

Vaughn Crisp
Vaughn CrispVice President of Business Development and Field Services

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