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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

Josh Snowhorn Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Josh brings over 17 years of data center and interconnection experience in his role as Founder and Chief Strategy Office...Read more

Anton Kapela Founder and CTO

Anton is CTO and founder of EdgeMicro and is an energetic, broadly experienced technology executive focused on developing...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

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.

Josh brings over 17 years of data center and interconnection experience in his role as Founder and Chief Strategy Office at EdgeMicro. He was the Vice President & GM of Interconnection at CyrusOne during its successful IPO and helped it grow to become the third largest Data Center company in North America.

Josh has expertise in internet peering and leveraging industry-changing interconnection ecosystems.  He and his team designed and implemented the CyrusOne National IX strategy to significantly increase the number of telecom and cloud providers available to customers.  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.

Anton is CTO and founder of EdgeMicro and is an energetic, broadly experienced technology executive focused on developing and deploying high-value, cutting-edge communication networks. Prior to joining EdgeMicro, he spent ten years serving as the 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.

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.

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

Jarrett Appleby Advisory Board Member

Jarrett Appleby is widely recognized as a leader in the data center infrastructure industry with over 25 years of operational...Read more

Michael White ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Over 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry providing legal advice enabling clients to quickly bring products...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

Jarrett Appleby is widely recognized as a leader in the data center infrastructure industry with over 25 years of operational leadership experience for global technology platform and IT Solutions companies. He has held numerous P&L leadership positions with companies including Equinix, Digital Reality, and CoreSite.

While COO of Digital Realty, Jarrett led the development and execution of the Connected Campus platform strategy. This initiative added colocation and interconnection services which complemented the core wholesale campus solution. This successful strategy led to a global expansion into 33 markets along with the integration of three acquisitions worth $10B.

While CMO of Equinix, Jarrett led the development of Platform Equinix to build differentiated solutions to grow from $600M to over $2B. This included five vertical ecosystems including Fin Services, Network & Mobility, Digital Content, and Cloud.

Jarrett is currently focused on building the next generation of global data center platforms and applications as they move to the Edge.

Over 22 years of experience in the telecommunications industry providing legal advice enabling clients to quickly bring products and services to market. During his tenure with AT&T (including BellSouth, Cingular Wireless and RAM Mobile Data) he guided his clients through an array of strategically critical business opportunities ranging from bringing the first iPhone to market, launching new businesses such as Digital Life and AT&T’s flanker brand Aio (now Cricket) to building retail and distribution channels. He directly supported the AT&T Mobility President of Emerging Devices, the CEO of AT&T Mobility, the SVP of Strategy, the Chief Marketing Officer, the SVP of International Roaming, and the SVP of Meter Integration.

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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