Disrupting an Industry is Our DNA

Salute Mission Critical uniquely addresses the critical infrastructure facility management needs of hyperscalers, colo providers and edge operators. Built by military veterans, Salute brings robust processes and skilled staff who are precise, professional and adept at performing in mission critical environments.

What’s Different About Salute

Delivering real results​ for the world's most discerning
hyperscalers, colo providers and edge operators

among others, including 5 hyperscalers

A Recognized Leader

A Recognized Leader

Our Leadership Team

Jason Okroy

Co-Founder & CEO

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Lee Kirby

Co-Founder & Chairman

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Michael Evans

Senior Vice President of Sales

Mike Jones

Senior Vice President of Facility Operations

Lee Smith​

Vice President of Operations

Sonda Kolodzinski​

Vice President of Business Operations

Ryan Buhk

Vice President of Human Resources

Don Denning

Vice President of Quality & Continuous Improvement

Juan Fiallo

Vice President of Information Technology

Our History

Salute Mission Critical was founded in 2013 by Lee Kirby and Jason Okroy who brought a wealth of experience in both the military and commercial IT operations. With their unique perspective, they noticed those two different, yet equally urgent problems: underemployment among military veterans and a data center talent crisis.

Seeing an opportunity to address both problems in one master stroke, Salute was born, with its mission to recruit and train veterans in all of the processes and tasks required to deploy, manage, secure, and decommission data centers. 

Since then, more than 2,000+ veterans have been introduced to the industry by Salute, and many leading data centers have benefited from the discipline and integrity that is ingrained in these personnel from their time in the military. The dedication and skills that Salute’s teams provide have helped get data centers up and running as these services are available through all stages of the data center life cycle, both in the U.S. and around the globe.

Our History

Salute Mission Critical was founded in 2013 by Lee Kirby and Jason Okroy who brought a wealth of experience in both the military and commercial IT operations. With their unique perspective, they noticed those two different, yet equally urgent problems: underemployment among military veterans and a data center talent crisis.

Seeing an opportunity to address both problems in one master stroke, Salute was born, with its mission to recruit and train veterans in all of the processes and tasks required to deploy, manage, secure, and decommission data centers. 

Since then, more than 2,000+ veterans have been introduced to the industry by Salute, and many leading data centers have benefited from the discipline and integrity that is ingrained in these personnel from their time in the military. The dedication and skills that Salute’s teams provide have helped get data centers up and running as these services are available through all stages of the data center life cycle, both in the U.S. and around the globe.

Our Partners

At Salute Mission Critical, we believe in leveraging every available resource to provide the highest quality critical infrastructure facility management for our customers while offering a gateway into the data center industry for veterans from militaries around the world. That’s why we partner with leading industry thinkers, best-in-class OEMs and training providers, industry groups, and military organizations around the world.​
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Our Veterans Community

Salute Mission Critical is proud of veterans in the data center industry who have effectively transitioned from military to civilian careers. Their success serves as an example for veterans considering working in this industry. Each veteran’s story is different but what is common is their commitment to the Salute mission.
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Our Responsibility Commitment

Salute Mission Critical is committed to conducting our business in a lawful and ethical manner. We built our culture around serving those who have served their country. In that spirit, Salute fosters a workplace where respect for human rights, the safety of our team and inclusivity are paramount. Along with our dedication to our team, as a service provider, we believe in operating with integrity, ethics, and sustainability.
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Our Values

Placing uncompromised attention to our employees’ safety and our commitment to ethical treatment of Salute staff.
A constant commitment to providing our customers with the highest quality service.
Respect and integrity is how we treat our customers and each other.
The best service requires that we are receptive, flexible, and responsive.
No excuses; we take responsibility for ourselves through self-management and by accepting the consequences of our decisions.
Every interaction focuses on responsibility through dedication to teamwork, mutual support, and cooperation.
Responsibility to contribute our time and resources to promote positive change and improve quality of life for all people.
Striving always to attract and retain people who are committed to doing their best and to bringing out the best in others.
Human integrity, diversity and inclusion; our differences make us stronger.
Individual success comes from an environment that supports personal and family life in balance with professional commitments.
Positive reinforcement of, and continuous improvement in service, environmental impact, and quality.

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Set an introductory meeting with one of our team members
Your data will not be shared outside of Salute and used only to provide you with information. For more details, please refer to our Privacy Policy.
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