Dominic Ward Chief Executive Officer

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.

Tate Cantrell Chief Technology Officer

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.

Julie Callagee Executive Vice President - Finance and HR

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).

Nick Dale Executive Vice President - Business Development

Nick has been the principle sales lead since the company was founded. During his time at the company Nick has developed what have become Verne Global’s core market sectors in HPC, financial services and automotive. He has also been instrumental in making our campus the main domestic and international telecommunications hub in Iceland. 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

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.

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