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).
Bob Fletcher is responsible for the company's go-to-market strategy, ensuring Verne Global’s product proposition and commercial direction are in alignment with today's rapidly changing market dynamics. Bob plays a central role helping Verne Global grow our presence within technology trends such as HPC, AI, machine learning, deep learning and blockchain computing. Prior to joining the company Bob was Vice President of Sales at Renesys, an Internet analytics firm, where he grew the company's sales and brand recognition resulting in its acquisition by Dyn and subsequently Oracle. Bob has been a frequent speaker at Internet backbone industry shows over the last two decades and is a long-standing judge of the Capacity Industry Awards. Previously Bob has held a number of VP roles at telecommunications and technology start-ups. He graduated from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom and is now based in Boston, USA.
Nick is a Senior Director at Verne Global and has been responsible for the company’s sales and business development since the company was founded. During his time at the company Nick has secured a wide range of both multinational and niche, high tech clients, helping develop what have become some of Verne Global’s core market sectors in HPC, grid compute and blockchain. 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.
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, responsible for the company’s marketing, and communications. With over 20 years experience within marketing, Adam oversees Verne Global’s branding, messaging, pubic relations and industry outreach. 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.