About

Forsythe Data Centers® is a new business entity of Forsythe Technology. For more than 44 years, Forsythe has been helping organizations in all industries raise their game from an IT perspective. We help companies do more with less. We help them manage risk and improve performance. We can plan, build and run your IT infrastructure for today and tomorrow in one location. We have helped hundreds of enterprises with their data center facilities. Forsythe Data Centers is the next evolution of data center facilities.

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Our Team

Michael Conley

Executive Vice President, Forsythe Hosting Solutions

As executive vice president, Forsythe Hosting Solutions, Michael Conley leads the division that combines Forsythe’s managed security services, managed hosting services, managed systems services and Forsythe Data Centers. Forsythe Hosting Solutions was created in 2015 to give clients easier access to Forsythe’s full range of services under one roof, and to enable faster innovation and deployment of new solutions. Forsythe Hosting Solutions also provides managed services for client infrastructure on-premise at client locations. In addition to leading Forsythe Hosting Solutions, Conley continues to provide his existing clients with Forsythe’s full range of services and solutions.

David Carlson

Vice President, Forsythe Hosting Solutions

David Carlson leads the business development efforts and works with client teams across the organization to understand their needs and stand up new services to help clients operate and run their IT. David has more than 20 years of experience working with clients and promoting emerging solutions for IT and managed hosting providers across the infrastructure, telecommunications, and security segments. Prior to Forsythe, Carlson worked in various leadership positions across sales, marketing, and strategy at NaviSite (a Time Warner Cable company), Siemens Enterprise Communications, Avaya, and VPNet Technologies. Over the past five years, he has been working closely with enterprise clients to successfully transition to the “as-a-service” model and better aligning information technology with business objectives.

Steve Harris

Vice President, Data Center Development

Harris has more than 25 years of project management and 20 years of data center design/build, consolidation and assessment experience. His areas of expertise include data center design, project management, data center assessment & optimization, floor plan layout and workflow analysis. He also has extensive experience in data center site selection and real estate lease/purchase negotiation and administration. He has been the lead in proposing and managing data center design/build, reorganization and consolidation projects ranging from 500 square feet to 300,000 square feet and has managed a data center portfolio in excess of 35 sites and 2 million square feet.

Harris joined Forsythe in 2002, and previously served as director of data center engineering, bringing Forsythe's comprehensive capabilities to clients, and working with them to address their data center facility planning/design needs as well as expansion and consolidation opportunities.

Prior to joining Forsythe, Harris served in as director of facility project planning, for the disaster recovery division of Rosemont, Ill.-based Comdisco, Inc. (now SunGard Recovery Services, LP). 

Harris holds a bachelor’s degree in technical resources and management from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and a second bachelor’s degree in computer science, with honors, from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.

Alan Grantham

Vice President, Strategic Hosting Solutions

Grantham works with large organizations to design and implement cloud and technology solutions that add business value. Grantham is currently responsible for a Forsythe Hosting Solutions team that leads all design and architecture. He consults and engages with enterprise class clients in cloud enablement. In prior roles at Forsythe, Grantham has served as a chief architect and program manager, leading multiple teams to deliver complex business and technical solutions.

Prior to Forsythe, Grantham served as the chief storage architect for Nationwide Insurance, a Fortune 100 company. In this role, he had architectural accountability for data storage. He was also responsible for mainframe, distributed systems and backup. Grantham earned his degree in economics and business from Trinity and All Saints College of Leeds University in Leeds, England.

Lonnie Henegar

Vice President of Managed Operations, Forsythe Hosting Solutions

Lonnie Henegar leads the managed services operations efforts for Forsythe Hosting Solutions He has more than 30 years of experience working at and leading large scale, global IT operations using performance-based metrics to provide stability and a positive, high-quality experience for demanding clients and users. Prior to Forsythe, Henegar worked in various leadership positions at T-Systems, the managed services arm of Deutsche Telekom; and CSC, a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions.

Dragana Vranic

Vice President, Managed Security Services

Vranic is responsible for developing and implementing Forsythe managed services, an offering that provides monitoring and support for managing information technology (IT) risk and cost. Vranic has more than 17 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industry. Before joining Forsythe, Vranic was senior manager of managed security services at MTS Allstream. In this role, she was responsible for the direction, growth and management of the national managed security services team. Prior to joining MTS Allstream, Vranic worked for Netcom, Bell Mobility and Teleglobe.

Vranic earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade. Additionally, she is a certified information systems auditor (CISA) and holds the information technology infrastructure library (ITIL) IT service management essentials designation. Vranic also has numerous technical certifications, including McAfee Network Intrusion Prevention and the NetScreen Certified Security Associate (NCSA).

Our Team

Michael Conley

Executive Vice President, Forsythe Hosting Solutions

As executive vice president, Forsythe Hosting Solutions, Michael Conley leads the division that combines Forsythe’s managed security services, managed hosting services, managed systems services and Forsythe Data Centers. Forsythe Hosting Solutions was created in 2015 to give clients easier access to Forsythe’s full range of services under one roof, and to enable faster innovation and deployment of new solutions. Forsythe Hosting Solutions also provides managed services for client infrastructure on-premise at client locations. In addition to leading Forsythe Hosting Solutions, Conley continues to provide his existing clients with Forsythe’s full range of services and solutions.

David Carlson

Vice President, Forsythe Hosting Solutions

David Carlson leads the business development efforts and works with client teams across the organization to understand their needs and stand up new services to help clients operate and run their IT. David has more than 20 years of experience working with clients and promoting emerging solutions for IT and managed hosting providers across the infrastructure, telecommunications, and security segments. Prior to Forsythe, Carlson worked in various leadership positions across sales, marketing, and strategy at NaviSite (a Time Warner Cable company), Siemens Enterprise Communications, Avaya, and VPNet Technologies. Over the past five years, he has been working closely with enterprise clients to successfully transition to the “as-a-service” model and better aligning information technology with business objectives.

Steve Harris

Vice President, Data Center Development

Harris has more than 25 years of project management and 20 years of data center design/build, consolidation and assessment experience. His areas of expertise include data center design, project management, data center assessment & optimization, floor plan layout and workflow analysis. He also has extensive experience in data center site selection and real estate lease/purchase negotiation and administration. He has been the lead in proposing and managing data center design/build, reorganization and consolidation projects ranging from 500 square feet to 300,000 square feet and has managed a data center portfolio in excess of 35 sites and 2 million square feet.

Harris joined Forsythe in 2002, and previously served as director of data center engineering, bringing Forsythe's comprehensive capabilities to clients, and working with them to address their data center facility planning/design needs as well as expansion and consolidation opportunities.

Prior to joining Forsythe, Harris served in as director of facility project planning, for the disaster recovery division of Rosemont, Ill.-based Comdisco, Inc. (now SunGard Recovery Services, LP). 

Harris holds a bachelor’s degree in technical resources and management from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and a second bachelor’s degree in computer science, with honors, from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.

Alan Grantham

Vice President, Strategic Hosting Solutions

Grantham works with large organizations to design and implement cloud and technology solutions that add business value. Grantham is currently responsible for a Forsythe Hosting Solutions team that leads all design and architecture. He consults and engages with enterprise class clients in cloud enablement. In prior roles at Forsythe, Grantham has served as a chief architect and program manager, leading multiple teams to deliver complex business and technical solutions.

Prior to Forsythe, Grantham served as the chief storage architect for Nationwide Insurance, a Fortune 100 company. In this role, he had architectural accountability for data storage. He was also responsible for mainframe, distributed systems and backup. Grantham earned his degree in economics and business from Trinity and All Saints College of Leeds University in Leeds, England.

Lonnie Henegar

Vice President of Managed Operations, Forsythe Hosting Solutions

Lonnie Henegar leads the managed services operations efforts for Forsythe Hosting Solutions He has more than 30 years of experience working at and leading large scale, global IT operations using performance-based metrics to provide stability and a positive, high-quality experience for demanding clients and users. Prior to Forsythe, Henegar worked in various leadership positions at T-Systems, the managed services arm of Deutsche Telekom; and CSC, a global leader in next-generation IT services and solutions.

Dragana Vranic

Vice President, Managed Security Services

Vranic is responsible for developing and implementing Forsythe managed services, an offering that provides monitoring and support for managing information technology (IT) risk and cost. Vranic has more than 17 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industry. Before joining Forsythe, Vranic was senior manager of managed security services at MTS Allstream. In this role, she was responsible for the direction, growth and management of the national managed security services team. Prior to joining MTS Allstream, Vranic worked for Netcom, Bell Mobility and Teleglobe.

Vranic earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade. Additionally, she is a certified information systems auditor (CISA) and holds the information technology infrastructure library (ITIL) IT service management essentials designation. Vranic also has numerous technical certifications, including McAfee Network Intrusion Prevention and the NetScreen Certified Security Associate (NCSA).