About Us






We are data center experts dedicated to being a partner – not just a provider – for our clients. At Data Canopy, we leverage global carriers, a highly secure cloud, and worldwide data center facilities to cover all of your data center needs. Clients get custom-fit, optimized solutions in Tier III enhanced facilities at a low cost. By leveraging scalable infrastructure — leasing space wholesale to benefit from economies of scale, and keeping our overhead low — we deliver what we like to call data center solutions for the new economy.

A Brief Introduction to the Data Canopy Management Team

Ryan Barbera - CEO Ryan Barbera – CEO

Ryan Barbera is a senior executive with nearly two decades of experience in his roles across Information Technology firms where he specializes in the direction of business development and strategy. Ryan has years of hands-on experience crafting, fine-tuning, and managing sales staffs. He is dedicated to growing Data Canopy as it expands into new industries and geographies. Ryan has developed several key strategic marketing initiatives and campaigns to cement his reputation as an innovator and expert in advanced technology areas; he is a recognized thought leader on these subjects.

Ryan is involved with the Chiro Clin Foundation which is focused on working with organizations and families to help prevent and cure cancer. In his free time enjoys spending time with his family and soccer as both a teammate and fan.

Jen Herson - President Jen Herson – President

Jennifer Herson has more than a decade of experience in high tech marketing and operations. Jennifer is creative and versatile, having contributed directly to the success of a variety of organizations, including small startups, mid-sized firms, and multi-national enterprises. A communication specialist, with an eye for design, Jennifer has developed highly effective marketing content and campaigns for a variety of channels in the B2B high tech space. She approaches every challenge with a can-do collaborative spirit to deliver superior quality and results.

Jennifer is a member of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Alumni Association Board of Directors. She is also an avid O's fan and can often be found cheering them on with her husband and son.

Andrew Iwamoto - CTO Andrew Iwamoto – CTO

Andrew Iwamoto is an award-winning CTO and the architect of Data Canopy's network and cloud infrastructure. With more than 20 years of IT experience, he is an industry veteran capable of everything from client services to hybrid strategy. Andrew understands the benefits and challenges of building and maintaining an optimized and highly performing IT infrastructure and works to ensure that Data Canopy and its clients are covered for their needs now and as those needs grow in the future.

Andrew loves baseball and spends any free time he can find with his three kids as they compete in their favorite sports.

Adam Thomas - EVP of Sales Engineering Adam Thomas – EVP of Sales Engineering

Adam Thomas has nearly a decade of experience in technology sales within the Data Center and Cloud computing space with targeted success within the Healthcare, Government, and Financial Services sectors. Adam is devoted to the Channel Sales network model and focused on the continual education for partners and customers to grow the industry. Adam’s background is in industrial engineering, with a passion for optimizing, and developing efficiencies within sales processes. Outside of Data Canopy, Adam is blessed that his immediate family all lives close by and loves spending time with them. He is also passionate about volunteering his time to the Heartstrong Foundation Inc., a charity that promotes awareness and raises money for childhood CHD research.

Charinna Kushnir - EVP of Sales Charinna Kushnir - EVP of Sales

Charinna is an industry veteran, with more than 20 years' experience within the channel, specializing in aiding clients to architect customized solutions that are focused on each individual company’s needs, budget, and future goals. Charinna has significantly expanded client base and revenues in her previous roles. Her dedication and tenacity have resulted in increased sales productivity and improved vendor and client relationships. In her free time Charinna enjoys watching her son Jaden play football and lacrosse. Her hobbies including golf and learning to cook new foods.

Enough About Us, Let’s Talk About You

When you host with us, you aren’t restricted to any one platform, carrier, or data center facility. With presences in CyrusOne, Equinix, QTS, and RagingWire; and direct connections to Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services; along with FISMA High and FedRAMP cloud offerings, you can pick the right solution at the right price for your requirements.

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