Leadership

Executive Team

Patrick Shutt
Chief Executive Officer and Director

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.

Grant Kirkwood
Chief Technology Officer, Co-Founder and Director

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.

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.

Mary Stanhope
SVP of Marketing

Mary has over 25 years of experience developing and executing multi-channel go-to market, customer acquisition, and product strategies.  She has held product and marketing positions at Global Capacity, Sidera Networks, Atos Origin and SchlumbergerSema.  Mary is recognized as a CRN Top Women in the Channel and GTB 50 Women to Watch in Communications. She holds a BA from Syracuse University and professional graduate certificates from Harvard and MIT.

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.

Tony Thakur
SVP of Connectivity

Tony has over 25 years of experience in network engineering and management.  Most recently, he was CTO at Global Capacity where he provided direction for next-generation network services.  Tony has held leadership positions at network companies, including TelePacific, CENX, and tw telecom. Tony holds a MS in engineering management from the Florida Institute of Technology and BS in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Scott Walker
EVP Corporate Development

Scott has over 20 years of global leadership experience in alliances, indirect channels, sales and marketing at leading technology firms including Equinix, Masergy Communications, Ericsson, and AT&T. As the head of Cloud Infrastructure & Tech Alliances at Ericsson, he launched 5G and edge computing solutions. Scott earned his BA in marketing at Cal Poly State University and his executive education at the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.

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