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Shawn Novak

Shawn Novak

Vice President

Shawn Novak

Vice President
+1 630 5427428

Chicago

321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312 935 1400

Professional Experience



Shawn Novak brings 13 years of experience to his current role as Vice President within CBRE’s Data Center Solutions. In this role, Shawn is responsible for leading complex consulting engagements for organizations requiring data center and mission critical facilities strategies and solutions. Shawn has a proven track record of countless engagements where he has supplied clients with cost savings by introducing innovative IT concepts. 

As an integral part of the Data Center Solutions, Shawn develops Rough Order Magnitude (ROM) models that show costs of moving to co-location, hosting, cloud environments, building new facilities, or upgrading existing facilities. He has helped restructure the way enterprise organizations are implementing their Mission Critical environments and how the environments relate to capacity planning requirements. Shawn is able to model “what-if” scenarios at a rapid pace, allowing clients to see the impact of optimization planning tactics within their data center environments. His experience has allowed him an extensive understanding of data center strategy and the impacts of innovative technologies. Shawn uses this knowledge to analyze organizational demands that ultimately result in CAPEX/OPEX savings across the organization.

Prior to joining CBRE, Shawn served as a Managing Director at the 451 Group within the Digital Infrastructure Planning Advisors Group, where he was responsible for managing multiple projects and advising clients on data center strategies. Prior to this, Shawn served as a Principal Consultant at Uptime Institute, a sister company of the 451 Group, where he led global data center strategies. Shawn also held a position at EYP Mission Critical, which was acquired by HP, where he held a position as a Senior Consultant for the Critical Facilities Consulting practice.


Professional Publications

  • Digital Infrastructure Planning for Private Cloud
  • Contributor – The Economics of Prefabricated Modular Data Centers
  • Developing a Digital Infrastructure Roadmap for Data Center Virtualization
  • Contributor - To Build or Not to Build​


Clients



  • Apache Corporation
  • Bayer Corporation
  • Target
  • Health Care
  • Universities
  • HP
  • Itau Unibanco
  • MTDC
  • Mapfre
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Nike
  • OGE
  • Praxair
  • Prime Therapeutic
  • Regions Bank
  • Safeway
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Union Pacific
  • TJX​
  • UBS Financial Services
  • Quest Diagnostics
  • Mayer Brown
  • State Farm Insurance

  • New England Fiber
  • Hershey
  • Florida Power and Light
  • ConAgra
  • US Bank
  • Veritas

Shawn Novak

Vice President
+1 630 5427428

Chicago

321 N. Clark Street
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312 935 1400