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).
Julian Kudritzki
Julian KudritzkiCOO
Julian KudritzkiCOO
Mr. Kudritzki joined the Uptime Institute in 2004 and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer. He is responsible for the global proliferation of Uptime Institute Standards. He has supported the Uptime Institute offices in Brasil, Russia, and North Asia.
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.
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.
Matt Thoene
Matt ThoeneSenior VP, Global Operations
Matt ThoeneSenior VP, Global Operations
Matt Thoene currently serves as Senior Vice President of Global Operations for Uptime Institute, the global data center authority. In his role, Thoene provides senior level leadership, developing and improving sales processes, systems, procedures, strategic leadership, and support.
 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.
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.
Matt Stansberry
Matt StansberrySenior Director, Content & Publications
Matt StansberrySenior Director, Content & Publications
Matt Stansberry is our Senior Director of Content & Publications and Program for Uptime Institute Symposium. Mr. Stansberry operates the Uptime Institute social media outlets (Blog, Twitter, and YouTube channel), conducts the annual data center survey, and develops the agenda for Uptime Institute industry events including Symposium and Charrette.

Sales Management Team

Phil Collerton
Phil CollertonManaging Director, EMEA
Phil CollertonManaging Director, EMEA
Managing Director of the Uptime Institute in Europe, Middle East and Africa, responsible for all commercial and service delivery activities in the region.
John Duffin
John DuffinManaging Director, South Asia
John DuffinManaging Director, South Asia
Based in Singapore, Mr. Duffin is responsible for all commercial and service delivery activities in a region extending from India though to New Zealand.
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.
Mozart Mello
Mozart MelloManaging Director, LATAM
Mozart MelloManaging Director, LATAM
Mr. Mello is Managing Director of Uptime Institute LATAM, represents and leads the commercial interests of Uptime Institute in Brazil.
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.
Keith Klesner
Keith KlesnerSenior Vice President, North America
Keith KlesnerSenior Vice President, North America
Mr. Klesner's responsibilities from planning, engineering, design, and construction to start-up and ongoing operation of data centers and mission critical facilities.

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