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Martin McCarthy - CEO
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. Martin has been a technology innovator since the late 1970s, and has prior executive management responsibilities as an owner/operator with a variety of software, service and information companies, most recently IDD Enterprises on Wall Street. Early in his career, he ran the largest division at Western Union corporation, in charge of worldwide messaging services including telex and Easylink electronic mail.
W. Pitt Turner IV, PE - Global 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 - President
In addition to an MBA from University of Washington and further studies at Henley School of Business in London and Stanford University, Lee holds professional certifications in management and security (ITIL v3 Expert, Lean Six Sigma, CCO).
Julian Kudritzki - COO
Chris Brown - Chief Technical Officer
Fred Dickerman - Senior Vice President, Management Services
Matt Thoene - Senior Vice President, 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. He provides global management and supervision of the Managing Directors and their teams.
Thoene is a veteran of the telecommunications industry with extensive experience and progressive responsibility growth across his roles in sales and engineering, sales management and training for such companies as KIO Networks, Aap3, AT&T, SBC, Colo.com, Verio, and ATMnet.
Mark Harris - Senior Vice President, 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.
Prior to joining Uptime Institute, Mark held senior sales and marketing roles with Pluribus Networks, Nlyte Software, Server Technologies, Cabletron Systems, Netscaler and Digital Equipment Corporation.
Madeleine Kudritzki - Vice President, Business Management
Stephanie Longstreth - Vice President, Project Management
Stephanie Longstreth serves as the Vice President of Project Management Office globally, providing innovative leadership with foresight to identify opportunities and drive business delivery forward. She has over 20 years’ experience leading world-class teams, developing and executing enterprise project portfolio’s. Stephanie is based in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Brenda South - Vice President, 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 and most recently served as Executive Vice President, West Coast Technology Practice for Weber Shandwick, a leading global communications and engagement firm. There she directed programs for companies large and small across multiple industries. Her experiences encompasses both the corporate and agency side of business. Prior to Weber Shandwick, South served as director of press relations for Western Digital Corporation, an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data.
Matt Stansberry - Senior Director of Content & Publications
Sales Management Team
Phil Collerton - Managing Director, EMEA
John Duffin - Managing Director, South Asia
Philip Hu - Managing Director, North Asia
Mozart Mello - Managing Director, LATAM
Alexey Solodovnikov - Managing Director Russia
Keith Klesner - Senior Vice President, North America
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