Jeff Monroe Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Monroe is a veteran of the data centre industry and has developed some of the largest and most sophisticated data centres in the industry, with a total value exceeding $1.8 billion USD. He was a co-founder of the DuPont Fabros Technology wholesale data centre business and served as Managing Director, responsible for developing and implementing the wholesale operational model. Mr Monroe was instrumental in all aspects of the business, including data centre strategy, acquisitions, design, construction, operations, leasing and business development. 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. Mr Monroe also managed the build-out of some of the largest technical projects in the U.S., including the National Archives' 1.7 million square foot storage facility, the headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including the primary IRS data centre, and the primary data centres for America Online.
Tate Cantrell Chief Technology Officer
At Verne Global, Tate is responsible for setting the technical direction for the company. He oversees the design and construction of all aspects of the facilities at Verne's 100% renewably powered data center campus. His breadth of responsibility also encompasses the setup and oversight of operational and security strategies at the Verne Global campus. Aside from his internal leadership, he has a broad range of external responsibilities including client relations and industry-related mentoring. Mr. Cantrell draws on 15+ years of experience in the data center industry. His experiences ranges from system administration for high performance computing environments to electrical engineering design to technical strategy and operational oversight during his tenure as Vice President of Technology at Dupont Fabros Technology.
Isaac Kato Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Isaac Kato is responsible for the company's finances, Icelandic governmental affairs and corporate development. Before joining Verne Global as a full-time employee, Mr Kato was part of the team at General Catalyst Partners and Novator that initially conceived of and formed the venture. Prior to Verne Global, Mr Kato was a Principal at General Catalyst Partners, a venture capital and private equity firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with over $2 billion USD under management. At GCP, he led the firm's investments in a number of technology-enabled services companies. Earlier in his career, Mr Kato worked as an investor at Summit Partners, a global private equity fund, and Shamrock Holdings, Inc., the Roy E. Disney family's private equity firm.
Lisa Rhodes Vice President of Marketing and Sales
Lisa Rhodes is responsible for all aspects of customer interaction, marketing and public relations. Over the past twenty years, she has held senior sales and operations roles in several global information and communications companies. She was Vice President of RBOC Sales at Alcatel, Senior Vice President of Sales at IPC, Director of Sales at Sycamore Networks and Senior Director in IT at Verizon (MCI).