Verne Global

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Verne Global delivers advanced data center solutions at industrial scale, allowing high performance and intensive, machine learning applications to operate in an optimised environment.

Leadership

Our leadership is a key factor in our continued success. Learn more about the members of our management team.

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Jeff monroe

Chief Executive Officer

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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

Chief Technology Officer

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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

Chief Financial Officer

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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

Executive Vice President - Finance and HR

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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

Vice President of Strategy

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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 DALE

Senior Director

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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 HELGASON

Senior Director

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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 NETHERSOLE

Senior Director

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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.

Our Board

Verne Global's strategic oversight and vision is spearheaded by our board. Find out more about our board members.

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Birgir Mar Ragnarsson

Birgir Már Ragnarsson graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Iceland in February 1999 and became a member of the Icelandic Bar Association in 2000. In June 2003, he earned a master's degree (LLM) from Harvard Law School where he specialized in International Finance. His previous experience includes positions as Partner at Lex-Nestor Law Offices, CEO of Audkenni, Senior Attorney at the Icelandic Financial Supervisory Authority, and Legal Adviser with the Icelandic Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Mr Ragnarsson is a board member of various companies.


HENRY ANCONA

Henry Ancona serves as board member, advisor, and angel investor to technology companies. He has served on the Board of Directors of both private and public companies, helping several to successful M&A transactions. He currently serves as Board Chairman at Signiant, and Board member at BlueConic and Verne Global. With a focus on strategic business development and leadership, Henry serves as Executive Advisor to technology companies and CEOs. These include companies in software, on-line media, consumer internet, cyber security, and other businesses. A venture partner and past Board member of Converge Venture Partners, Henry is an active investor with a portfolio in sectors including software-enabled businesses, software, and applications.Henry has over 30 years of operational experience in both Europe and North America. He was President of Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) and Chairman/CEO of Evidian and has led several start-ups to billion dollar businesses. Henry holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and BS and MS degrees from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.


NIKLAS SAVANDER

Niklas Savander is an active portfolio company chairman and adviser to Private Equity and Venture Capital funds. In addition to Verne Global, Mr Savander currently is Chairman of Nebula and Cint AB, a senior advisor to Permira in their global technology and nordic funds and an adviser to WiderFi Networks. In addition, Mr Savander is Chairman and Board Member to several non-profit organizations in his native Finland. Mr Savander has a long career in applying technology in multiple different industries. He has served as President and CEO of Elekta, a publicly listed Swedish cancer care equipment and software company. Before that he spent 16 years in senior management roles in Nokia, in their networks, handset and digital services businesses, progressing to the role of COO of the company. Mr Savander also has experience from numerous non-exective roles in companies like NokiaSiemens Networks, Symbian, Tamfelt and others. Mr Savander holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc in International Marketing.


TRAUSTI JONSSON

Trausti Jónsson works in the alternative investment division of Stefnir hf. where he is one of the fund managers of Stefnir‘s private equity funds. Mr Jónsson came to Stefnir from the corporate finance department of Arion Bank, one of the three largest banks in Iceland. His previous experience includes positions in institutional asset management, fixed income funds, and structured products for Kaupthing Bank Asset Management Company. Mr Jónsson also worked at the University of Iceland as a lecturer in courses on portfolio management, derivatives, and fixed income securities. Additionally, he taught a course on derivatives at Bifrost University, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Iceland.

Careers

These are exciting times for any organisation working with data, and that means it’s an exciting time to be working at Verne Global. We are constantly adding to our pool of talent and increasing our team across a range of disciplines. If you believe your skills and experience would be of value to our business, please email a copy of your CV to careers@verneglobal.com or upload your CV via the form below.

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Network Systems Engineer

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As our team continues to grow we have an exciting opportunity for a talented Network Systems Engineer. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and autonomous network professional who has the ability to design and operate production network systems. The role would suit someone who is interested in increasing and leveraging their personal network in the global network community. Our team will rely on this role to assist during the sales process by helping our business development team to improve our relationships with key carriers and to assist in the negotiation of technical and commercial terms. A relevant degree in a related technical discipline or at least three years’ relevant experience in a cloud network operations environment is preferred.


Platform Engineer (Contract)

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We have a vacancy for a Platform Engineer (on a contract basis) who must have the ability to design and operate production multi-tenant cloud platforms. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required and an ability to interact efficiently with Verne Global employees and customers is essential. This is a consulting opportunity which would suit someone who is interested in increasing and leveraging their network and contacts in the global HPC and cloud community. A relevant degree in a related technical discipline or at least three years’ relevant experience (as a consultant or employee) in a cloud operations environment is preferred.


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