With decades of experience across many key industries and sectors, the 1623 Farnam leadership team is represented by some of the most respected and trusted leaders in the industry.


Todd Cushing is a nationally recognized Data Center / IT / Telecom Executive with over 25 years of experience. Todd’s primary roles at 1623 Farnam include the design and oversight of the technology infrastructure of our data center, establishing and maintaining relationships with telecom carriers and providing technology direction and support for our customers. Prior to joining 1623 Farnam, Todd was a Tenant Representative Broker for CBRE Data Center Real Estate and Olsson Engineering focusing on site selection and design for data centers worldwide.

BILL SEVERNExecutive Vice President

Bill Severn has held a variety of senior leadership positions with the technology infrastructure sector over the past 30 years, including extensive work in cable telecommunications and data centers. As Executive Vice President of 1623 Farnam, Bill oversees all marketing activities and day-to-day business operations. In addition to this role, Bill is the Executive Vice President for Berk’s Group; a division of privately held News Press & Gazette Company. He has also been leading business development in the Technology Infrastructure sector for Bradley Holdings since 2012. Prior to his current roles, Bill was Chief Operating Officer for NPG Cable, Inc. which was divested in 2011. During his tenure, Bill was nationally recognized as a top executive and the business was awarded the Independent Cable Operator of the Year in 2009. Bill holds a B.S. degree from Kansas State University.

ERIC FLOCKOperations Manager

Eric Flock has over 15 years of telecommunications and data center experience. Eric’s responsibilities include oversight of data center infrastructure and performance, as well as project management for customer transitions and service orders. Eric brings a wide variety of skills to 1623 Farnam and to our customers, including networking equipment installation, fiber optic services, and UPS and generator back-up systems. Our clients work directly with Eric to ensure that all technical needs are addressed promptly and accurately. Eric has achieved CDCTP certification.

MATT REED Vice President, Business Development

Matt Reed has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the telecommunications industry in operations, network engineering and wholesale carrier sales. At 1623 Farnam, his focus is educating businesses on the strategic value of connecting to the facility and how its assets can enhance their operations. Matt’s hands-on field work, including network installation and engineering, gives him an insider’s perspective and understanding of the technology and how customers can leverage it to meet their needs. Prior to joining 1623 Farnam, Matt had a long, prosperous tenure with Great Plains Communications, where he most recently served as senior account director for wholesale carrier services.

Matt is a proud parent of five children, and while not at work, he enjoys spending time doing all things outdoors, including hunting, fishing and golf.

SUE DEBENITOChief Accounting Officer

Sue Debenito has a diverse range of managerial and financial accounting experience with the past 10 years in accounting for Data Centers. As Chief Accounting Officer of 1623 Farnam, Sue has implemented the Accounts Receivable and Purchasing Functions, accounted for the acquisition and sale of entities, accounted for the major construction of data facilities, including the record keeping for sales tax incentives. Sue holds a BSBA in Accounting from Missouri Western State University and an MBA from Baker University.