EdgeMicro LeadershipBacked by Experience - Driven by Innovation

EdgeMicro’s team is comprised of world-class leaders who focus on continuous innovation with an emphasis on superior customer service. With decades of experience in colocation, interconnection, real estate, mobile technology and the data center industry, EdgeMicro’s executives are adept at delivering game-changing solutions that meet the global demand for bandwidth-intensive digital content.

“EdgeMicro is comprised of an elite group of technology executives with expertise, business acumen and relationships to deliver data center capacity and connectivity at the scale the mobile economy requires.”
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Leadership

Mike Hagan Co-Founder and CEO

As Co-founder and CEO of EdgeMicro, Mike Hagan leads a team of data center, colocation, and wireless experts who make Mobile...Read more

Greg Pettine Co-Founder and EVP, Business Development

Greg Pettine is a data center industry leader with a superior track record for achieving revenue and profit goals. His deep...Read more

Anton Kapela Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

A broadly experienced technology executive, Anton Kapela serves as Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at EdgeMicro....Read more

Loren Zweig VP of Operations

Loren Zweig is a seasoned data center engineering executive with more than 30 years of experience in designing, building...Read more

Jason Bourg VP of Sales

An experienced, energetic sales leader with over 20 years in the Colocation and Cloud market. Jason Bourg brings a wealth...Read more

Lauri Abrahamson Director Business Development

Lauri Abrahamson is a seasoned technology executive with a keen ability to recognize trends in IT and Telecom and drive transformative...Read more

Christian Kersgard Senior Manager of Service Delivery

Christian Kersgard has been delivering change in the Information Technology Infrastructure industry, from managed infrastructure...Read more

Mike-HaganAs Co-founder and CEO of EdgeMicro, Mike Hagan leads a team of data center, colocation, and wireless experts who make Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) possible. He brings 30 years of experience as a change agent in the data center industry, building brands and developing solutions that accelerate growth and establish market leadership.

Mike co-founded EdgeMicro after launching Schneider Electric’s colocation and cloud division – building it from inception to a $500 million revenue generator. He also spearheaded Schneider’s edge and pre-fabricated manufacturing initiatives.

Previously, Mike held multiple leadership positions during his 14-year tenure at Lee Technologies. As EVP of Sales and Marketing, he recruited, trained and managed a 20-person team responsible for more than $150 million in annual revenue. Mike also led go-to-market strategies, branding, competitive positioning and partner programs. After building a scalable business model and achieving a five-fold revenue increase, Mike contributed to the successful sale of Lee Technologies to Schneider Electric.

Mike is an in-demand speaker and author of numerous articles and white papers. He holds a BS degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Miami of Ohio University.

gregGreg Pettine is a data center industry leader with a superior track record for achieving revenue and profit goals. His deep knowledge of data center requirements and trends has been instrumental in building multi-million-dollar businesses from inception to successful exit.

Prior to co-founding EdgeMicro, Greg led strategic alliances for Schneider Electric’s Data Center Service Provider group. There, he focused on the cloud and colocation markets, implementing business drivers around speed-to-market, capital preservation and cutting-edge design.

Previously, Greg served as VP , Data Center Solutions, for CB Richard Ellis (CBRE), the world’s largest real estate service. Prior to CBRE, Greg executed DCI Technologies’ disposition of $200 million dollars of enterprise data center inventory that became stranded in the aftermath of the dot-com era. Greg was also a co-founder and VP at Endur Inc., a developer of enterprise computing campuses that was acquired by a Fortune 100 corporation.

A frequent industry speaker, Greg is active in a number of data center technology groups. He holds a BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

AntonA broadly experienced technology executive, Anton Kapela serves as Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at EdgeMicro. He leverages his 20 years’ experience in research and development for inter-provider networking, routing security, and data center technologies to develop and deploy high-value edge colocation solutions.

Anton’s devotion to advancing communications networks and wireless technologies has led to groundbreaking advancements in ultra-low-latency radio communications. He has applied his insights 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.” Anton has also pioneered ultra-low-latency radio communication for high-frequency trading firms.

As a principal at Windy Apple Technologies Inc., Anton 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.

Prior to joining EdgeMicro, Anton spent ten years serving as CTO and partner at 5NINES LLC. His past experience includes technical system discovery and intellectual property valuation for M&A in the web hosting, ISP, and mobile network operator industries.

Loren ZweigLoren Zweig is a seasoned data center engineering executive with more than 30 years of experience in designing, building and operating data centers across the globe. He has managed 200+ mission-critical greenfield or retrofit projects in the U.S., LATAM, EMEA and APAC. As EdgeMicro’s VP of Operations, Loren leads the site selection, supply chain, installation, and all operations to meet the needs of a burgeoning digital economy that demands low latency access to content.

Loren is a subject matter expert in data center design and construction management (i.e., power, cooling, security, fire suppression and BMS). His expertise includes advanced facility design, site selection, lease development and administration, M&A, and capital budget planning.

A retired Army Reserve Colonel, Loren was responsible for commanding Army Engineers at the Company, Battalion, and Brigade level. He was deployed to Iraq and several other international locations.

Loren is a Registered Professional Civil Engineer and holds a BS degree in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Jason BourgAn experienced, energetic sales leader with over 20 years in the Colocation and Cloud market. Jason Bourg brings a wealth of knowledge & experience over multiple verticals such as traditional brick and mortar Enterprise, Content, Cloud, As-A-Service, ITO, Security & IoT.

Prior to joining EdgeMicro, Jason held various sales leadership positions at CenturyLink (formerly Exodus & Savvis), AT&T and Terremark. His responsibilities included driving positive revenue growth while maintaining client retention, brand messaging and building a robust channel partner eco system.

Previously, Jason was VP of Sales for a Dallas based start-up Colocation & Managed service provider where Jason was instrumental in growing the company to over $30M in revenue in less than 2 years. This rapid growth facilitated a successful acquisition by Zayo.

Jason has also been retained through his career to consult with end users & solution providers on data center site selection, financial market analysis, M&A as well as various BIA/DR/ITO projects for the Automotive, Content, Retail & Government/DOD segments.

Lauri Abrahamson is a seasoned technology executive with a keen ability to recognize trends in IT and Telecom and drive transformative solutions that leverage cutting edge technologies.

Prior to joining EdgeMicro, Lauri had a long, successful tenure with CenturyLink. As a key member of a nimble Qwest team they grew the International Business Unit from four Points of Presence in 2001, to 62 sites and 50+ supplier relationships.

Lauri started her career in the USAF integrating MILNET/DISNET and .EDU internet architectures. Subsequently, Lauri managed Asia Pacific networks for the University of Maryland and Credit Suisse in Japan, plus the VISA Network Operations center in Washington DC.

Lauri holds a degree in Computer Studies and an M.S. in International Business from the University of Maryland.

Christian Kersgard has been delivering change in the Information Technology Infrastructure industry, from managed infrastructure to colocation and hyper-converged cloud, for 20 years. He brings his wealth of data center knowledge and knowhow to EdgeMicro to build the next level of IT infrastructure anywhere at the Edge.

Prior to joining EdgeMicro, Christian was the Data Center Manager at Hosting Denver. It was there he built out the data center from a few racks to, what is now, a multimillion-dollar full-scale data colocation and managed services facility. In turn, his work has impacted their multiple locations throughout the US.

Christian takes pride in working with customers and vendors. He ensures that the appropriate services are delivered to customers and they are fully satisfied. His facilities function to the highest standards and efficiencies. His experience in data center design, management, and leadership stems from prior positions as a structured cabling project manager, operations technician, and systems engineer.

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

Martin Capurro ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Martin is a Technology/Business Management Executive having recently served an interim role at EdgeMicro to spear-head strategy...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.

Martin-CapurroMartin is a Technology/Business Management Executive having recently served an interim role at EdgeMicro to spear-head strategy evolution and operational execution around the edge eco-system. He currently leads Comcast’s services team to bring new products to market for their vast enterprise customer base.

Prior to his stint at EdgeMicro and recent move to Comcast , Martin was GM of Long View US and was responsible for successfully transitioning the business from transactional HW/SW resell model to high-value managed services and management consulting.

In 2011, Martin was a key player in the CenturyLink acquisition of Savvis and went on to manage Cloud & Managed Services products for the combined company. Prior to this, he was VP of Product & Development for the Qwest Hosting & Cloud business, leading the transition from colocation to higher-value services.

Martin served on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), a Presidential-appointed subcommittee tasked with Cloud security in 2011-2012 and is an Agile and Lean advocate along with being a certified Agile Scrum Master.

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