Team Work Makes The Dream Work
We believe WHY people do what they do is just as important, if not more so, than WHAT they do, or how they do it. At Open Spectrum, our passion is data centers and the entire marketplace that surrounds them. Through form or function, large or small, they are an integral and ever-evolving key to the brave new digital world we live in.
We are servant leaders who firmly believe that the short- and long-term strength and success of our company is entirely dependent on the values of the individuals within our organization. To this extent, our values drive our purpose and are the primary filter we leverage when making decisions as a company.
Our Executive Team
Sean Patrick Tario
Founder & Managing Partner
Sean 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 produced dozens of high impact sales and data center marketplace training events across the country and negotiated 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 the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology and Innovation (NCBSTI), InfraGard and the North Carolina District Export Council (NCDEC) in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Todd Smith is a data center industry veteran having started with CyrusOne in 2007 and served in multiple executive roles supporting its rapid growth through 2013. Shortly after the CyrusOne IPO, Todd left to provide provider agnostic advisory services. With his substantial data center industry knowledge Todd project manages a wide range of efforts supporting large enterprise, service providers and investment companies to make strategic and tactical decisions. Todd is a licensed real estate agent and has a contract relationship to lead the data center market efforts for Transwestern, a strategic partner of Open Spectrum and one of the largest privately held real estate companies in the world.
COO & Managing Partner
Aron started with Open Spectrum in September of 2018 and has since written two training manuals on the industry, “Ultimate Partner Training Hosting & Cloud Edition” and “Ultimate Partner Training Data Center & Interconnection Edition”. Aron has been invaluable implementing operational changes reducing operational costs and increasing productivity with new processes and software tools customized to the company’s needs. Aron is a United States Army veteran, honorably discharged just prior to joining Open Spectrum full-time. During his 5 years in the service, Aron earned the coveted Ranger Tab, successfully completing the military’s premiere leadership school. Notably, during an overseas tour of duty Aron was responsible for setting up multiple tactical assembly areas in Northern Iraq. In this role he was charged with using assets in the local economy to build out and safeguard these operating bases. This included physical security perimeter construction, network infrastructure and rapidly deployable emergency parameters.