Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Tom Fraizer, Rediv: Navigating Challenges and Embracing Green Data Centers

In a recent interview with Tom Frazier, CEO and founder of Rediv, a cutting-edge data center company, we delved into his journey of starting the business and the challenges he has faced along the way. Frazier shared insights on the importance of focusing on people, planet, and profit, and how Redivider is working towards delivering zero emission edge data centers while benefiting communities. Stay tuned as we explore Frazier’s experiences in hiring the right talent, tackling the challenges of AI-driven data, and his plans for the future of Rediv when he retires.

Interviewee Name: Tom Fraizer

Company: Rediv

Intervirew Host: Jesse Samberg

The Interview

Let’s get started. First, we’d like to know more about how you started your business journey

Tom Fraizer : Redivider was founded in 2021 by Tom Frazier, Eric Appelblom and a few other veteran data center experts on a mission to deliver zero emission edge data centers–with a bold mission to bolster new economic opportunity zones simultaneously.

“We focus on people, planet and profit in that order. The data center of the future needs to be green and benefit communities, not just Wall Street,” said Tom Frazier, CEO and founder.

Reflecting on your business history, what stands out as the single greatest challenge you’ve successfully navigated, and how did you overcome it?

Tom Fraizer : Hiring the right talent but over time found more than I needed so I formed a world-class advisory team too.

Businesses often face ongoing challenges. What does your business consistently grapple with, and how do you tackle these challenges head-on?

Tom Fraizer : The high demand of AI driven data increasing carbon foot print is counter culture to our mission…and thus why we are more driven.

Can you share with us the most unforgettable story involving a customer or client? What made it memorable, and what lessons did you draw from the experience?

Tom Fraizer : Too many to detail here but I can detail a few in the interview.

Looking ahead, what are your current plans for your business when you retire?

Tom Fraizer : Redivider is about people, planet and culture so ensuring the next generation of enterprise businesses and consumers are greener. I will retire when we are greener.

Navigating the small business landscape can be both challenging and rewarding. Can you share a bit about the specific hurdles you’ve encountered in areas like sales, marketing, and adapting to changing customer trends?

Tom Fraizer : As an entrepreneur everything is different. In large corporations you have teams to do various aspects. As a founder you do it all then add the team.

Leaders Perception magazine would like to thank Tom Fraizer and “Rediv” for the time dedicated to completing this interview and sharing their valuable insights with our readers!

Interested in connecting with the host of this interview series? Feel free to reach out to Jesse Samberg on LinkedIn: Jesse Samberg’s LinkedIn Profile

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