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Executive Team

Patrick Shutt
Chief Executive Officer

Patrick has over 20 years of leadership experience in the technology industry. Previously, Patrick co-founded and served as CEO for Universal Access, growing the company from a startup to a $144 million run rate, and eventually taking the company public in 2000. He then founded 20/20 Technologies, which after multiple acquisitions became Global Capacity. Patrick holds a BA and an MBA from Wagner College.

Bob Pollan
Chief Financial Officer

Bob has over 25 years of global investing and operating experience. He has held senior executive and board positions at GE Capital, Internet Capital Group, Universal Access, ICG Commerce, Mobility Technologies, and Global Capacity. His early career included technical and marketing positions at Texas Instruments and GE. Bob earned his MBA at Harvard, and engineering and finance degrees at the University of Pennsylvania.

Steve Neiger
Chief Revenue Officer

Steve has been a sales leader in managed hosting and cloud computing for over a decade. At Terremark, Steve served as Vice President of Sales for The Americas and then as Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Most recently, he was Vice President of Enterprise Sales for VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service. Steve earned his degree in communication from UC Santa Barbara.

Grant Kirkwood
Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder

A serial entrepreneur by trade with over 21 years of experience, Grant is a technologist at heart. He most recently served as the CTO at PacketExchange, a London-based global telecommunications firm. Grant was previously the founder and CEO of Mzima Networks, an Internet service provider that grew to over 40 points of presence around the world, and the CTO of Netixs, a managed hosting service provider.

Scott Walker
EVP Corporate Development

Scott has 20+ years of leadership experience in marketing, sales, sales engineering, service delivery, indirect channels, client services, and operations at leading technology firms such as Equinix, Masergy Communications, Ericsson, and AT&T. At Ericsson, he headed the Cloud Infrastructure Practice to launch 5G services and edge computing. Scott earned his BA in marketing at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and his executive education at the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.

Tony Thakur
SVP of Connectivity

Tony has 25+ years of network engineering and management experience, most recently as CTO at Global Capacity. Prior to Global Capacity, Tony worked at several service providers including twtelecom, TelePacific and CENX. Tony received his MS in engineering management from the Florida Institute of Technology and his BS in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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