Matthew Dent
Chief Commercial Officer
Global Switch

Matthew joined Global Switch in 2018 as Chief Commercial Officer bringing with him over 15 years’ senior management experience in the data centre sector.

Matthew spent the past 12 years as Managing Director of Glebe, a UK property fund and asset manager. He was also CEO of a central London retail data centre, which he founded and developed as part of Glebe’s investment portfolio. Matthew previously worked at Global Switch between 2001-2006. Matthew is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has a BCs (Hons) in Urban Estate Management from the University of Westminster and an MSc in Property Investment from the City University Business School.

In his role as Chief Commercial Officer, Matthew’s main focus is on growing the business across Europe and Asia-Pacific, increasing return on investment, and strategies to deliver a market leading brand and commercial performance. His key areas of responsibility are the Commercial, Marketing and Communications, and Legal teams, as well as Procurement and Infrastructure Life Cycle. His broad knowledge of strategic investment management, valuation, property and data centre development, marketing and finance help to align business plans and grow market share.