Paul Mihm, owner and founder of Accord Data Center Advisors, Inc., brings nearly 25 years of mission critical facilities engineering experience as a consulting engineer, facilities manager and design/construction manager to his clients.

Paul Mihm Data Center AdvisorEducation:
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University
  • M.S. Management with a concentration in Reliability & Statistical Methods from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Consulting engineer with Flack and Kurtz in New York City
    • Extensive consulting work in the financial services field
      • Merrill Lynch, Solomon Brothers, Goldman Sacs
      • Many infrastructure projects in the Greater New York City area
  • Managing engineer with Merrill Lynch & Co
    • Extensive involvement with their critical systems management
  • Regional Manager of critical systems for Verio, Inc
    • Coordinated design, construction, and commissioning of their five Northeastern U.S. collocation facilities
    • Served as Operations Manager of their five Northeastern U.S. collocation facilities
    • Implemented RCM programs for their infrastructure systems nationally
  • JP Morgan Chase
    • Engineer, construct and improve the operation of critical and infrastructure systems including the program development for a regional data center
    • Lead manager for energy savings initiatives including demand response opportunities, central cooling plant optimization, lighting retrofits and control implementation, and the application of VFDs on major infrastructure equipment
    • Developed and implemented many data center upgrade projects and completed the due diligence effort for new 100,000 square foot data center in NJ

Paul was a managing partner of a data center design/build firm for six years heading their Technical Services division before starting Accord Data Center Advisors, Inc.

Qualifications & Training:
  • New York State licensed professional engineer
  • Certified Facilitator of RCM2
  • Aladon Network member
  • Data Center Dynamics Power & Cooling Professional Certification
  • Completing the University of Tennessee, Reliability & Maintainability School of Engineering, RME Implementation Certification including the reliability assessment, analysis, and report of an IT company headquarters data center located in Nashville, TN