Senior Management Team
Michael has over 20 years of executive-level experience in technology management. Prior to his executive responsibilities at I.C.E Datacenters and Metro Optic, he was Chief Executive Officer of FiberMedia Group, a multi-regional datacenter provider with 7 datacenters in New York, New Jersey, Ohio and London, UK. Prior to FiberMedia, Michael was responsible for corporate development as well as C-Labs at Consonus Technologies, a leading multi-regional datacenter provider in the Southeastern and Western US. Michael also spent six years with GE Capital in Stamford, CT, where he built and managed a $70MM IT services business.
President and COO
Dan has over 35 years of operating experience in the communications, Internet and datacenter industry. Dan is the Founder and President of Metro Optic, a Montreal-based operator of high-speed fiber networks and datacenters in Montreal. Prior to that, he was working in the IT industry with Amdahl Corporation in technical, management and sales roles, where he had responsibility for over $30 million of direct customer revenue. Dan has also worked in the hi-tech financing and leasing industry with direct responsibility for over $50 million of business. Dan sits on the board of the Quebec Internet Exchange.
VP, Network Engineering and Operations
Philippe has been working in the telecom world for the past 20+ years in different technical and managerial roles. From HFC Network tech at Cable Axion and Cable VDN, passing through enterprise network operations, provisioning and architecture with MTO Telecom, and finally NOC & Field services manager and network architect role before joining the Metro Optic team.
Nicholas Dumesnil CPA, CA
Vice President of Finance
Nicholas was previously Assistant Controller at CBG (a joint venture owned by Rio Tinto Alcan and Alcoa, the site being one of the largest producers of bauxite (aluminium ore) in the world in Guinea, Africa. He was responsible for the production and analysis of financial statements, financial controls and the supervision of 14 employees. Prior to that, Nicholas worked at PwC’s Montreal office as a Senior External Auditor.
Vice President Technology and Operations
Bill has extensive experience as a Datacenter Senior Technical Authority, performing hundreds of Datacenter assessments, managing datacenter construction projects (design/build), and running and implementing Datacenter Facility Operations for clients like Bell and Rogers. He also spent many years consulting in the Telecommunications industry across a variety of business segments (transport network, fiber to the buildings, wireless/mobility solutions and supporting applications such as provisioning, billing, CRM and analytics). Previous clients include Rogers, Bell Canada, Bell Mobility, ExcelaCom Canada Inc., SaskTel, BridgePoint International, Videotron, Cogeco, OLG, Hydro One, 151 Front Street Holdings Ltd., MCI, Nortel, BlackBerry and other prominent organizations.
Vice President of Sales
As Vice President of Sales for I.C.E DATACENTERS, Tamara Backus, is responsible for sales, channel initiatives and strategic growth opportunities. With over 12 years of leadership experience in data centre and network sales, Tamara has deep knowledge and commitment to building long-term, strategic customer and channel partner relationships on a global basis.
Business Development Director
Simon joined I.C.E DATACENTERS to meet the challenges of the current growth of the company. Prior to being appointed Business Development Director, Simon was in sales at Kolotek and HumanIT. He has also worked in the telecom industry, notably for Groupe Télécom and UUNet Canada. Mr. Vanasse holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Ottawa.