Meet Our Team

Rich Miller, Founder & Editor at Large

Rich writes about the places where the Internet lives, telling the story of data centers and the people who build them. As the editor of Data Center Frontier, Rich does in-depth reporting and interviews the CEOs, managers and data center professionals that are on the forefront of the data center industry and the cutting-edge of cloud computing. Drawing upon his 19 years of experience covering the data center sector, he provides news and insights on the key trends, facilities and thought leaders driving the next phase of the Internet’s growth.

In 2005, Rich founded Data Center Knowledge, the leading news site for the data center and cloud computing business. He built the site from a one-man startup into an essential resource hub reaching more than 200,000 data center professionals every month. Data Center Knowledge was acquired by iNET Interactive in 2012 and is now part of the Penton family of media properties.

Prior to moving online, Rich worked in print media for two decades, directing coverage of investigative journalism and enterprise reporting projects at daily newspapers in New Jersey. He also served as Business Editor, Religion & Values reporter, and newsroom technology director during his time at The Home News and The Trenton Times. Rich started his journalism career on the sports desk at The Princeton Packet group.

When not visiting data centers, Rich volunteers with his church and non-profits in Central New Jersey, and enjoys spending time with his wife Colleen and their two sons.

You can follow Rich on Twitter or connect via LinkedIn or email


Matt Vincent, Editor in Chief

Matt Vincent is a seasoned B2B technology journalist, editor and content producer with more than two decades of experience. Matt succeeds DCF founder Rich Miller, who has shifted to a new role as Editor at Large for DCF, where he will continue reporting and writing about the trends shaping the data center industry. Prior to Data Center Frontier, Matt served as Senior Editor for multiple publications in Endeavor Business Media's Digital Infrastructure group, covering topics across the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, including the data center, ICT structured cabling, telecom and datacom networking, IP physical security, wireless, and Pro AV vertical market segments. A 1995 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Matt received a B.A. with honors in English Literature and Creative Writing, lives in southern NH with his wife and two daughters, and enjoys music and fishing in his spare time.

You can connect with Matt via LinkedIn or email.

Capel States, Associate Publisher

Capel States is Associate Publisher and Sales & Account Management Lead at Endeavor Business Media for Data Center Frontier and Cabling Installation & Maintenance. Throughout his career, Capel has helped technology companies reach and engage their customers and development communities, drive their marketing KPI’s, and grow their businesses via advanced online media platforms. His strategy with every client is to understand their business, its goals and values, and to develop media and marketing strategies to achieve these imperatives.

You can connect with Capel via LinkedIn or email.

Kevin Normandeau, Publisher (Past)

As publisher of Data Center Frontier, Kevin works with sponsors looking to build awareness, thought leadership and sales with innovators in the data center market. He also coordinates the Data Center Frontier Special Report series and business development for the brand.

Kevin’s background is in technology and business-to-business publishing, having worked with companies like PC World, AOL, Network World and Data Center Knowledge. Kevin lives in Boston with his wife and two sons. When not traveling for business he likes to get outdoors to golf, ski and play soccer.

You can connect with Kevin on LinkedIn

David Chernicoff, Senior Editor

David has more than 30 years of experience covering  enterprise IT and the data center sector, From 2010 to 2016, he wrote about the data center industry for ZDNet and DatacenterDynamics.

Prior to that he wrote about Windows technology for Windows IT Pro, Connected Home Media, Windows 2000 Magazine and PC Week Labs. He most recently worked with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise on its Enterprise NXT    

David has also authored or co-authored books on using Windows NT, Windows XP and data center energy efficiency, He has contributed thousands of articles to trade publications and technical journals, and been an expert speaker at industry events including Interop, Comdex, Windows World and many others.

Bill Kleyman, Contributor

Bill is an enthusiastic technologist with experience in a variety of industries. This includes data center, cloud, virtualization, security, AI, mobility, edge solutions, and much more. His architecture work includes large virtualization and cloud deployments as well as focusing on overcoming emerging business challenges. Bill enjoys writing, blogging, and educating colleagues around everything that is technology. During the day, Bill is Executive Vice President of Digital Solutions at Switch. Using the latest innovations, such as AI, machine learning, data center design, DevOps, cloud and advanced technologies, Mr. Kleyman delivers solutions to customers that help them achieve their business goals and remain competitive in their market.

Bill’s whitepapers, articles, video blogs and podcasts have been published and referenced on WindowsITPro, Data Center Knowledge, InformationWeek, NetworkComputing, TechTarget, DarkReading, Forbes, CBS Interactive, Slashdot, and many others. As an active member of the technology industry, Bill was ranked #16 globally in the Onalytica study which reviewed the top 100 most influential individuals in the cloud landscape; and #4 in a different Onalytica study reviewing the industry’s top Data Security Experts.

You can connect with Bill via LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter.

Kathy Hitchens, Contributor

Kathy has more than 25 years of writing experience, working with a variety of companies in the entertainment, education, and financial industries. For the past five years, she has focused on data centers, electric vehicles, and the renewable energy industry, including writing about utilities, solar, and wind energy companies.

Kathy has a BFA in Media Arts from the University of Arizona and a MBA from the University of Denver.

Julius Neudorfer, Contributor

Julius Neudorfer is the CTO and founder of North American Access Technologies, Inc. (NAAT). Based in Westchester NY, NAAT’s clients include Fortune 500 firms and government agencies. NAAT has been designing and implementing Data Center Infrastructure and related technology projects for over 20 years. NAAT is also an adopter member of the Open Data Center Alliance.

Julius is a member of AFCOM, ASHRAE, BICSI and IEEE, as well as a Certified Data Center Design Professional “CDCDP” designer and instructor. He has written numerous articles for various IT and Data Center publications and has delivered seminars and webinars on data center power, cooling and efficiency and is the author of the Hot Aisle Insight blog.

Julius can be found on LinkedIn.

Doug Mohney, Contributor

Doug Mohney has been working in and writing about IT and satellite industries for over 20 years.

His real world experience includes stints at two start-ups — a commercial Internet service provider that went public in 1997 for $150 million and a satellite Internet broadband company that didn’t.

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Paul Gillin, Contributor

Paul Gillin is a speaker, writer and technology journalist who has written five books and more than 400 articles on the topic of social media and digital marketing.

A technology journalist for 25 years, he has served as Enterprise Editor of the tech news site SiliconAngle since 2014. He was founding editor-in-chief of B2B technology publisher TechTarget, and served as editor-in-chief and executive editor of the technology weekly Computerworld.

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