About Uptime Institute

Our Management Team

Introducing the Uptime Institute Leadership Team

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Martin McCarthy
Martin McCarthyCEO
Martin McCarthyCEO
Martin McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer for The 451 Group, a global independent technology research, analysis and professional services firm specializing in enterprise IT. Martin currently also serves as Executive Chairman of Uptime Institute, a division of The 451 Group.
W. Pitt Turner IV, PE
W. Pitt Turner IV, PEGlobal Executive, Networks
W. Pitt Turner IV, PEGlobal Executive, Networks
Mr. Turner IV is Global Executive of the Uptime Institute Networks and Senior Tier Certification Authority for Uptime Institute Professional Services. He has helped clients justify several billion dollars of site infrastructure investments since 1992. Mr. Turner and Mr. Hank Seader invented what has become the industry standard Tier-level site infrastructure rating system.
Lee Kirby
Lee KirbyPresident
Lee KirbyPresident
Mr. Kirby is President, providing thought leadership, global services, new product development and strategic marketing. In addition to his many years as a successful technology industry leader, he has masterfully balanced a successful military career over 36 years (Ret. Colonel).
Chris Brown
Chris BrownChief Technical Officer
Chris BrownChief Technical Officer
Mr. Brown's 14-plus-year career in critical facilities includes analyzing requirements, retrofitting existing systems, performing capacity planning, and implementing new facilities design. Mr. Brown has experience managing the operation and maintenance of critical facility's infrastructure to include managing maintenance personnel and creating a preventive maintenance program.
Phil Collerton
Phil CollertonChief Revenue Officer
Phil CollertonChief Revenue Officer
Phil Collerton is responsible for all commercial and service delivery activities globally and has extensive experience in data center operations, data center training and staffing, consolidation of data centers and establishing data center footprints in new markets and geographies.
Mark Harris
Mark Harris Senior VP, Marketing
Mark Harris Senior VP, Marketing
Mark Harris serves as the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Uptime Institute. Mark has been driving data center innovation for more than 25 years in a wide range of market segments including facilities, computing, storage, security, and networks. Mark is a regular contributor to trade publications such as Mission Critical Magazine, Processor.com and Data Center Dynamics Focus.
Andy Lawrence
Andy LawrenceExecutive Director of Research
Andy LawrenceExecutive Director of Research
Andy Lawrence, founding member and Executive Director, Uptime Institute Research. Lawrence has built his career focusing on innovative new solutions, emerging technologies and opportunities found at the intersection of IT and infrastructure.
 Madeleine Kudritzki
Madeleine Kudritzki VP, Business Management
Madeleine Kudritzki VP, Business Management
Madeleine Kudritzki joined the Uptime Institute in 2010 and serves as Vice President of Business Management. In this role, she is responsible for oversight and management of activities associated with sales operations, including proposal generation, pricing management, and contract negotiations. She supports the global sales teams through training and process improvement.
Rhonda Ascierto
Rhonda AsciertoVP, Research
Rhonda AsciertoVP, Research
Rhonda Ascierto has spent nearly two decades at the crossroads of IT and business as an analyst, speaker, adviser and editor. Rhonda’s focus is on innovation and disruptive technologies in datacenters and critical infrastructure, including those that enable the efficient use of all resources.
Brenda South
Brenda SouthVP, Communications
Brenda SouthVP, Communications
At Uptime Institute, South is responsible for developing and executing a defined marketing and communications strategy that supports Uptime Institute's business growth and enhances brand awareness. South has extensive marketing and public relations.

Sales Management Team

Philip Hu
Philip HuManaging Director, North Asia
Philip HuManaging Director, North Asia
Mr. Hu represents and leads the commercial interests of Uptime Institute in North Asia region, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Philippines and Taiwan.
Alexey Solodovnikov
Alexey SolodovnikovManaging Director Russia
Alexey SolodovnikovManaging Director Russia
Mr. Solodovnikov is responsible for customers support and business development in Russian Federation and CIS countries.
Mustapha Louni
Mustapha LouniManaging Director, Mid-East & Africa
Mustapha LouniManaging Director, Mid-East & Africa
Mustapha is our Managing Director based in Dubai for the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Louni is responsible for all commercial and service delivery activities.
Matt Stansberry
Matt StansberryVice President North America
Matt StansberryVice President North America
Stansberry is responsible for all commercial and service delivery activities in the North American region. He previously served as Senior Director of Content & Publications for Uptime Institute with extensive industry expertise writing for the Journal and other publications, and is a regular speaker at industry events around the globe. Stansberry also conducts the annual data center survey.
Mozart Mello
Mozart MelloManaging Director, Latin America
Mozart MelloManaging Director, Latin America
Mr. Mello is Managing Director of Uptime Institute LATAM, represents and leads the commercial interests of Uptime Institute in Brazil.
Ali Moinuddin
Ali MoinuddinManaging Director, Europe
Ali MoinuddinManaging Director, Europe
Ali brings with him more than 20 years of experience in supporting high growth companies. Before joining the Uptime Institute Ali served at Workshare as CMO.

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