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Sean Patrick Tario
CEO/FounderSean is a seasoned IT professional, entrepreneur, author and investor. He has worked over the years with hundreds of startups and scaling companies as a general advisor, director, consultant, professional trainer and award winning sales producer. He has personally produced over 30 high impact sales and data center marketplace training events across the country and his firm has negotiated and closed hundreds of data center and hosting contracts with service providers around the world. Sean also spends his time serving as an industry advocate through his work with the Internet Infrastructure Coalition (I2C) in Washington DC as well as InfraGard and the District Export Council in Raleigh, North Carolina.
COOPhil has over 30 years of experience in telecom and unified communications. With his deep experience building innovative channels to market, Phil directs strategy to deliver high value, partnerships and solutions.
Data Center Marketplace SpecialistTodd Smith has had a successful career in direct sales, sales management, channel sales management, and operations management in multiple fields. Prior to becoming an independent advisor, he served in multiple roles from 2007 to 2013 with CyrusOne, a globally recognized, publicly traded leader in the fast growing data center colocation market. During Todd’s tenure with CyrusOne, he was an instrumental part in developing and directing the CyrusOne Channel, Customer Service, Account Management, and Contract Renewal departments. He also personally conducted over 70 new customer service contracts for the CyrusOne portfolio of facilities throughout the world.
Chief of Staff
Aron is a success focused leader with five years of experience applying operational management, personnel development, and data analysis in small to medium sized organizations within the US Army. A veteran of the US Army, Aron has one combat deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and one deployment in support of Exercise Central Accord with the 82nd Airborne Division. His ability to successfully coordinate high level projects and creatively solve problems in fast paced environments with international organizations contributed directly to the success of liberating Mosul. His military decorations include the coveted Ranger tab.
Director, Partner Enablement
Scott is a technology industry leader with special expertise in the implementation of channel strategies and teaming on large deal pursuits. His work experience includes time at Booz Allen Hamilton, Rackspace, Armor Defense, Hosting.com and the Uptime Institute. Scott has a proven track record of building high-performing teams, creating innovative solutions to operations problems and generating revenue growth. He has provided cloud and operations consulting for major technology firms, created strategic plans and execution roadmaps for cloud providers and improved operations for their managed services. Scott also served 7 years as an Infantry Officer in the Marine Corps with combat experience.
Advanced Hosted Solutions Architect
Brant is a proven Systems Engineer with over a decade of experience designing and engineering IT systems within large-scale organizations – particularly governmental and educational sectors. He has managed IT operations and security risk assessment for the US Army, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Homeland Security, and over 40 tech transfer offices around the world. His specific areas of expertise include systems architecture, optimization of virtualized environments, and helping the industry migrate to the cloud.
VP of Business Development
Representative Jason Saine is serving his third full term in the North Carolina House after being appointed in 2011. Saine serves as Chairman for the House Finance Committee where he has helped to shepherd through over half a billion dollars in tax decreases. Saine was appointed by Thom Tillis to serve as the first-ever House Appropriations Charman of Information Technology. In that role, he oversees roughly $1.6 billion in technology spending. Jason also serves as the national chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), where he has made issues such as tax reform, balanced budgets, and investment in energy and emerging technologies top priorities. Jason brings his unique set of skills and diverse background to Open Spectrum. Leveraging his knowledge of corporate IT spend as well as governmental affairs, Jason offers an unparalleled level of expertise.
Security Solutions ArchitectMr. Kolb has an extensive background leading strategic initiatives involving technology, acquisitions, operations, and audit spanning the healthcare, finance, military and government industries. He has diverse industry and functional expertise in information technology, project and risk management. Mr. Kolb has held management roles in small projects up to and including enterprise initiatives where he lead combat operations, supported high-level acquisition strategies, managed programs of diverse project teams, implemented solution applications, deployed new business processes, developed resource management strategies and conducted audits of government and civilian programs. Mr. Kolb has extensive experience in working with federal government agencies, large Fortune 500 companies and small businesses. A veteran of the US Army, Mr. Kolb deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT). His military decorations include the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and coveted Ranger tab.
Research Director, Data Centers - Asia-Pacific RegionJabez is the Research Director, Data Centers with Structure Research. His coverage is focused on the data centre infrastructure market – primarily retail and wholesale colocation providers, and also includes modular data centre, managed hosting and cloud infrastructure companies for the Asia-Pacific Region. Jabez is a regular speaker at industry events and has been quoted in publications such as Data Center Knowledge, theWHIR.com, The Deal, and The Business Times Singapore.
Network & TEM Optimization SpecialistChris is an experienced Telecom “Utility Infielder” with a wide range of skills and experiences. Chris leads our practice helping customers to assess, optimize, source, and transform their Network and Mobile Connectivity environment. In his 25+ years with Accenture, Rivermine, and IBM, he has worked with a wide range of clients from medium-sized enterprise up to banks and technology companies spending over $2 billion annually. Drawing on his experience as a CFO, Chris has very deep knowledge of pricing structures and cost allocation methodologies and how they can lead to optimal outcomes (or not). Finally, Chris has significant global experience, having launched and led the Rivermine TEM business in EMEA.
Critical Facilities Operations & Design SpecialistStephen has been responsible for the successful strategic management of critical facility operations for Data Centers around the globe. His extensive knowledge of facility systems and operational procedures, coupled with a thorough understanding of client expectations, makes him a true thought leader in the industry. Additionally, Stephen is an active instructor of data center management certification courses for The ICOR/EPI. Stephen also successfully built and delivered site specific technical training programs for clients. His instructing expertise includes a focus on data center build and commissioning, “human error free” operations, resiliency-driven best practices, procedure development, and industry standards.
Mark Del Bianco
Outside Contracts Counsel
Mr. Del Bianco’s practice focuses on assisting U.S. and international clients using new technologies to provide innovative communications products and services. Most of his projects are transactional or regulatory matters. He also represents clients in a variety of regulatory proceedings at the Federal (FCC) and State levels, as well as channel partner clients in their business disputes with master agents and service providers. Prior to opening his practice in 2003, Mr. Del Bianco spent 11 years in the Washington, D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLC. His legal experience also includes three years in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Justice Department. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Maryland and the Yale Law School.
Advanced Network and SDWAN Solutions Architect
With an extensive career in technology solution design, selling, sales engineering, and management, Chris focuses on providing the best technology solution available aligned with the business issues. His experience working and consulting with hundreds of organizations has provided him the knowledge and the acumen to make an impactful connection between technology and the business. His areas of expertise include SD-WAN, MPLS, VLS, and VPN amongst others.