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Leadership

Mike Hagan Founder and CEO

Mike has over 30 years experience in the Mission Critical Data Center space. Mike is a change agent and skilled in motivating...Read more

Greg Pettine Founder and EVP

Greg has been a thought leader in the U.S. data center market for 20 years. He has deep knowledge of data center requirements...Read more

Anton is an energetic, broadly experienced technology executive focused on developing and deploying high-value, cutting-edge...Read more

Loren Zweig VP Operations

Loren is a mission-critical professional engineer with 30 years of experience managing over 120 data center projects in the...Read more

Mike has over 30 years experience in the Mission Critical Data Center space. Mike is a change agent and skilled in motivating teams, building brands and developing solutions to accelerate growth and create industry leadership.

In 2011, Mike began his Schneider career as Vice President of Enterprise Sales for Fortune 500 accounts. In 2013, he was promoted to establish, launch and lead Schneider’s newly formed colo / cloud group. He is responsible for strategy, sales, marketing and execution for the segment. In 2015, he also assumed a leadership role in Schneider’s Edge Compute and Modular Data Center initiatives.

Prior to Schneider, Mike held multiple positions in his 14-year tenure at Lee Technologies. As EVP of Sales and Marketing, Mike lead the re-positioning and re-branding of Lee’s business transformation. Mike’s efforts and contributions helped grow company revenue by over $100M and position Lee for purchase by Schneider Electric in 2011

Mike is the author of numerous articles and white papers and a frequent speaker at industry related events. He holds a B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering from Miami of Ohio University.

Greg has been a thought leader in the U.S. data center market for 20 years. He has deep knowledge of data center requirements and trends. Greg has extensive senior management experience focused on business development and transaction management.

He served CB Richard Ellis, the world’s largest real estate service organization in their Datacenter Solutions Group, regularly meeting and touring with providers in core markets including NorCal, Chicago, NY/NJ, NoVa and DFW.

Prior to CBRE, he executed DCI Technologies’ disposition of $200MM worth of enterprise-class datacenters that became stranded after the Dot Com build up. Greg was a founder and VP of Endur Inc. which designed and developed enterprise computing campuses before it was acquired by a Fortune 100 corporation. The past eight years has been focused on design and construction of brownfield and greenfield projects.

Greg has affiliations with a number of data center technical networking groups and is a frequent speaker at industry related events. He holds a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Anton is an energetic, broadly experienced technology executive focused on developing and deploying high-value, cutting-edge communication networks. Over the past 10 years as CTO and partner at 5NINES LLC, Anton has become internationally recognized as a uniquely gifted expert in wireless networking.

Anton has applied his insights most famously in the realm of inter-provider routing security, where he was featured in a 2008 WIRED article titled Revealed: The Internet’s Biggest Security Hole. He’s also pioneered ultra-low-latency radio communication for high-frequency trading firms.

As a principal at Windy Apple Technologies Inc., he designed, deployed, and operated a point-to-point, long-haul microwave network, spanning the 700+ mile distance between Chicago and New York City. Previously, the only other company to deploy a terrestrial microwave network of this scale was AT&T.

Anton’s past experience includes technical system discovery and intellectual property valuation for M&A in the web hosting, ISP and mobile network operator industries.

Loren is a mission-critical professional engineer with 30 years of experience managing over 120 data center projects in the U. S., Canada, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. He has expertise in the full continuum of the data center business including advanced facility design, construction, and operations management. His planning experience includes site selection, lease development and administration, M&A and capital budget planning.

Loren is a subject matter expert in data center design and construction management (power, cooling, structure, DCIM), all the way down to the rack level. Loren is also a retired Army Reserve Colonel; responsible for commanding Army Engineers at the Company, Battalion, and Brigade level. He was deployed to Iraq in 2003 – 2004 and TDY to several other international locations.
Loren is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer and holds a BS in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Advisory Board

Josh Snowhorn Advisory Board Member

Josh brings over 17 years of data center and interconnection experience to his role. He has been with CyrusOne through its...Read more

Neill Blue Advisory Board Member

From 2011 to 2017 Neill served as Vice President of Mission Critical Services and Operations  in Schneider Electric’s...Read more

Jay Adelson Advisory Board Member

Jay Adelson is a serial entrepreneur and investor known for his work founding and running companies such as Equinix, Digg,...Read more

Josh brings over 17 years of data center and interconnection experience to his role. He has been with CyrusOne through its successful IPO and growth to become the third largest Data Center company in North America and currently serves as the Vice President & GM of Interconnection.

Josh and his team have designed and implemented the CyrusOne National IX strategy to significantly increase the number of telecom and cloud providers available to customers. Enabling internet peering and leveraging industry-changing interconnection ecosystems. This proprietary and innovative technology was honored by Datacenter Dynamics as the 2014 Outsourced Innovation of the Year.

Before joining CyrusOne in 2012, Josh spent the previous 12 years as VP of Business Development and Interconnection at Terremark, a Global datacenter and cloud services provider acquired by Verizon in 2011. He developed emerging markets and drove all business related to peering and interconnection throughout the company’s portfolio. Josh is affiliated with industry-leading organizations such as the Open Internet Exchange Associations (where he served for two years as a Board member), the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), Reseaux IP Europeans (RIPE), the European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX), and the Global Peering Forum (GPF), a joint venture that he co-founded with Equinix, AMS-IZ, DE-CIX, and LINK.

Josh serves on the Global Peering Forum Board of Directors, the McLaren Car Club Board of Directors and the Austin Waldorf School Board of Trustees. He resides in Austin, Texas with his wife, two daughters, two dogs and a flock of chickens.

From 2011 to 2017 Neill served as Vice President of Mission Critical Services and Operations  in Schneider Electric’s critical Environment Services Division responsible for data center operations, managed services, professional consulting, and design/build projects ($350M division). In his role, Neill lead approximately 200 staff responsible for Schneider’s Enterprise, Government, Data Center Service Provider, Channel and Partner customers.

Prior to his role at Schneider Neill served as COO and CFO and Board Member at Lee Technologies. In his tenure at Lee, Neill led the company’s successful transition from a manufacturer’s representative to a full service provider in the $70B mission critical infrastructure space. Neill’s efforts culminated in successful sale of the company in April 2011 to Schneider Electric, a $30B global energy service entity.

Neill graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors from James Madison University. BBA, Accounting and Finance.

Jay Adelson is a serial entrepreneur and investor known for his work founding and running companies such as Equinix, Digg, Revision3, SimpleGeo and Opsmatic.

Most recently, Jay co-founded Center Electric, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on Internet infrastructure. The firm is based in San Francisco.

Jay founded Equinix (EQIX) in 1998, where he was responsible for the original and sustaining business model, growing it to be the largest datacenter company and Internet Exchange service in the world, taking the company public and building it to a multi-billion dollar company. Jay founded Revision3 in 2005, the first Internet television network, selling it to Discovery Communications in 2012. As CEO of Digg, Jay launched and grew what was arguably the first social media company to tens of millions of users and billions of impressions a month, leaving at its peak in April, 2010. Jay served as CEO and sold SimpleGeo to Urban Airship in 2011. Jay founded Opsmatic in 2013, which was sold to New Relic in 2015.

Jay’s passion for Internet infrastructure and communications is the thread between these companies, advisory roles and board positions. In July, 2003, Jay testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Science and Research & Development. In 2008, Jay was selected by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

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