Circuit of The Americas announced Monday that Highcroft Racing's Duncan Dayton and CyrusOne co-founder David Ferdman will join the private company's board of directors effective immediately.
Duncan Dayton founded Highcroft Racing in 1989, originally as a premier vintage racing restoration and preparation service. He quickly came to prominence in historic Grand Prix racing and is still a force to be reckoned with, having claimed his 11th victory at the Grand Prix de Monaco Historique last season, a record for the internationally renowned street circuit. His sports car team rose to prominence in the American Le Mans Series, claiming podium places and class victories at races such as the Petit Le Mans and Twelve Hours of Sebring, respectively, while winning back-to-back American Le Mans Series championships in 2009 and 2010.
Ferdman co-founded CyrusOne, (NASDAQ: CONE) in 2000 and served as its president and chief executive officer for 11 years. He still serves as a director for the company. Ferdman has been recognized as an industry leader in the outsourced data center services marketplace and has been published on the topic of entrepreneurship as well as a variety of data center related topics. He was also a finalist in the 2004 Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” program.
Prior to CyrusOne, Ferdman co-founded and served as the chief operating officer of UWI Association Programs, a telecommunications platform, that eventually merged with Network Long Distance (NASDAQ: NTWK). Ferdman continued to serve as chief operating officer for the merged company until it was purchased by IXC Communications (NASDAQ: IIXC) in 1998.
Ferdman serves as a managing partner of Acalre Holdings LP, as chairman and director of Serendipity Wine Imports, as a member of the board of advisors of Platform Partners, as a trustee of the ESCAPE Family Resource Center and as a trustee of the Jewish Community Center of Houston.
Circuit of The Americas, which hosted its first Formula 1 United States Grand Prix last November, has expanded its race slate this year with Grand-Am, ALMS/WEC, V8 Supercar and MotoGP events. The MotoGP series visits the Austin track next weekend.