Shawn Novak

Vice President - Data Center Solutions Group
CBRE

Shawn Novak is a Vice President at CBRE within its Data Center Solutions Group and will be based in the Greater Chicago area. In his role, Mr. Novak will lead consulting engagements nationwide for organizations requiring data center mission critical facilities strategies and solutions.

Shawn has an excellent understanding of how IT and Facilities support the demands of Business Requirements, utilizing proprietary tools to perform capacity planning assessments modeling multiple scenarios and costs associated with each scenario. He has experience on a global scale working with enterprise clients on their strategic roadmap strategies containing XaaS, Colocation, Wholesale, Build vs Buy, HA/DR and much more. Focusing his efforts on understanding the Systems, Applications, Facilities infrastructure and IT infrastructure, he is able to create strategic modeling with an realization of CAPEX and OPEX savings by using capacity utilization to optimize the data center environments. His career in Critical Facilities spans over 13 years and includes experience as a program manager of strategic planning engagements and trusted advisor for implementation of recommended approaches.