Technology >> CEO Interviews >> August 15, 2013

Interview with the EVP, CFO and Treasurer: DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (DFT)

Wetzel, Mark L.
Mark L. Wetzel has been the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., since July 2008. He was most recently a Division CFO at Vornado Realty Trust, working at the company's merchandise mart division. There, he was responsible for the budgeting, forecasting, acquisition due diligence, valuations, accounting, tax, banking, investor relations and IT functions. From 1994 to 2006 Mr. Wetzel was a corporate officer at Equity Residential, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. During this time he assumed increasing levels of management responsibility for the financial planning and budgeting, accounting, corporate reporting and SEC-compliance functions for groups totaling more than 100 officers and associates in multiple locations. While there, he assisted capital markets on multiple debt and equity issuances and integrated the financial operations of over $4 billion in acquisitions. From 1991 to 1994 Mr. Wetzel was Director of Finance at a privately held company with interests in real estate, government contracting and technology services. From 1982 to 1991 he was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers, most recently as a Senior Manager, where he served as financial adviser to domestic and international companies in the firm's Washington, D.C; Cincinnati; and London offices. Mr. Wetzel received a Master of Business Administration degree from Xavier University and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Gannon University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, nonpracticing. Profile
TWST: Please remind our readers of DuPont Fabros’ history and give us an overview of your operations and portfolio today.

Mr. Wetzel: DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., is a publicly