Jeff Monroe is a veteran of the data center industry and has developed some of the largest and most sophisticated data centers in the industry, with a total value exceeding $1.8 billion USD. He was a co-founder of the DuPont Fabros Technology wholesale data center business and served as Managing Director, responsible for developing and implementing the wholesale operational model. Prior to Dupont Fabros, he was Vice President of Real Estate, Design, Construction and Director of Operations for AboveNet Communications, responsible for the deployment of twenty-four class A domestic and international technical facilities and the operations that supported more than five hundred collocation customers.
Tate Cantrell is responsible for setting the technical direction for the company. He oversees the design and construction of all aspects of the facilities at the data center campus. His breadth of responsibility also encompasses the setup and oversight of operational and security strategies. Aside from his internal leadership, he has a broad range of external responsibilities including client relations and industry-related mentoring. Tate draws on 20+ years of experience in the data center industry. His experiences range from system administration for high performance computing environments to design, strategy and operational oversight during his tenure as Vice President of Technology at Dupont Fabros Technology.
Dominic Ward is responsible for the company's finances and business operations. Prior to joining the company, Dominic co-founded Lepe Partners LLP, an investment and advisory business, focused on technology and digital media companies. Previously, Dominic was Co-Head of Direct Investments at the Wellcome Trust, the largest charitable endowment in Europe, where he was responsible for a substantial global portfolio of private equity investments, including an investment in Verne Global. Dominic began his career at Jones Lang LaSalle and then later joined Jones Lang LaSalle Corporate Finance. Dominic is also a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Julie Callagee is responsible for the finance, accounting, legal and human resources functions at Verne Global. Experienced in global operations, Julie has worked for 20+ years in private industry and public accounting with a focus on technology, renewable energy, construction and M&A. She was CFO for Global Marine Energy Inc., International Controller for MathWorks, Controller for Lycos, and Controller for a privately held construction company. Julie is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Certification in International Financial Accounting Standards (IFRS).
Nick has been the principle sales lead since the company was founded. During his time at the company Nick has developed what have become Verne Global’s core market sectors in HPC, financial services and automotive. He has also been instrumental in making our campus the main domestic and international telecommunications hub in Iceland. Nick has worked within the wider technology and data center industry for over 20 years and has held senior sales roles at Global Switch, PSINet, and Telstra as well as setting-up and selling a colocation business prior to joining Verne Global. A graduate from the University of Durham, outside of work Nick has a keen interest in F1 and anything to do with cars.
Simone is responsible for consulting with Verne Global’s customers and partners to ensure that our team delivers their desired business outcomes. With over 25 years of experience in the cloud, data center, IT and telecommunications industries, Simone has held senior leadership roles at global enterprise solution providers including Alibaba Cloud and BT Global Services. Born in Singapore with a degree from the University of London and having lived in New Zealand for 3 years, Simone is a true global citizen with a wide range of interests from fine wine and dining to travelling, cricket, football and rugby union.
Bob Fletcher is responsible for the company’s AI and machine learning engagement strategy, ensuring Verne Global’s product proposition, commercial direction and alliances are in alignment with today’s rapidly evolving AI market dynamics. Prior to joining the company Bob was Vice President of Sales at Renesys, an Internet analytics firm. Previously Bob has held several VP roles at telecommunications and rapid-growth technology start-ups. He is based in Boston, USA and in his spare time is an active pilot on the USA’s national gliding team.
Helgi is a Senior Director at Verne Global has been responsible for the management of the on-site operational team at our Icelandic campus since the company’s inception. He is involved in all aspects of the operation including electrical, mechanical, security and facilities as well as on-site client onboarding and customer service. Helgi’s experience includes more than 25 years in the technology industry, ranging from systems operator, network monitoring, project management, storage systems administration, virtualisation and data encryption. Helgi has a Computer Engineering degree from SDU in Denmark and Masters degree in Management and Leadership from Bifröst University in Iceland.
Adam is a Senior Director at Verne Global and oversees the company's work across a number of areas such as our industry outreach, partnership marketing, branding, messaging and communications. Adam has a keen interest in sustainability issues and prior to joining Verne Global he project-managed the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) sustainable business outreach and advocacy, which is how he became aware of Verne Global. So impressed was he with the company’s 100% renewably powered solution he joined us in 2013. Adam graduated from the University of London and has a keen passion for West Ham United, England rugby and Yorkshire tea.