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.”
– Light Reading (October 2017)

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

Anton Kapela Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

An energetic, broadly experienced technology executive, Anton Kapela serves as Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at...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

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

Martin Capurro VP and General Manager

Martin Capurro is a seasoned technology executive with a keen ability to recognize trends in IT and Telecom and drive transformative...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.

AntonAn energetic, 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.

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.

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.

Martin-CapurroMartin Capurro 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. He has led businesses and technology services teams through tough hyper-growth, turn-arounds and start-ups. As Vice President & General Manager of EdgeMicro, Martin will drive the development and execution of market strategy, business operations, productization of EdgeMicro services and the evolution of the product roadmap.

Prior to joining EdgeMicro, Martin was General Manager 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 resulting in CenturyLink achieving a leadership position in Cloud services as acknowledged by Gartner, IDC, and Forrester.

Prior to this, he was Vice President of Product & Development for the Qwest Hosting & Cloud business, leading the transition from colocation to higher-value services. Martin previously was responsible for Wide-Area-Networking, Security Services, Internet and Network Managed Services portfolios leading industry first initiatives in MPLS, Internet edge expansion and peering models, growing them to +$1.5B in annualized revenues.

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.

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

Josh Snowhorn Advisory Board Member

Recently named one of the most influential thought leaders in the edge computing industry by Data Economy Magazine, Josh...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.

Josh Snowhorn Recently named one of the most influential thought leaders in the edge computing industry by Data Economy Magazine, Josh Snowhorn serves as Co-founder and strategic advisor at EdgeMicro. His groundbreaking work in creating the peering and interconnection infrastructure was fundamental to building the internet we depend on today.

Previously, Josh was VP and General Manager of Interconnection at CyrusOne, supporting its growth into the third largest data center company in North America. His team created the CyrusOne National IX strategy, which significantly increased the telecom and cloud connectivity options for customers. This proprietary technology was honored by Datacenter Dynamics as the 2014 Outsourced Innovation of the Year.

Prior to joining CyrusOne, Josh served VP of Business Development and Interconnection at Terremark, a global datacenter and cloud services provider acquired by Verizon in 2011. There, he developed emerging markets and drove all business related to peering and interconnection throughout the company’s portfolio.

Josh serves on the board of directors for the Global Peering Forum and the McLaren Car Club, as well as the board of trustees for the Austin Waldorf School. He is also affiliated with the Open Internet Exchange Associations, the North American Network Operators Group (NANOG), Reseaux IP Europeans (RIPE), and the European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX).

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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