We connect services and users rapidly, efficiently and affordably.
Our vision is to enable services and users to connect over an elastic, SDN-based, ubiquitous Ethernet fabric allowing our customers wider coverage, speed to market while reducing costs and enabling rapid provisioning across one platform.
Established in 2013, Megaport built the world’s first SDN-based neutral fabric in order to change the way enterprises connect to services. The high demand from interconnects and the need for a change in bandwidth acquisition has driven Megaport’s rapid global expansion across APAC, North America, and Europe.
The Megaport fabric and portal have been built by our highly experienced engineering team with extensive knowledge of building large scale global carrier networks.
The Founder and Executive Team have a long history of continued success in building, scaling, and operating telecommunications networks.
Board of Directors
Founder and Executive Chairman
Bevan Slattery is the Executive Chairman. Bevan has a background in building successful Australian IT and telecommunications companies and an earlier career in administration in local and state government.
In 2013, Bevan established Megaport as the world’s first SDN-based elastic interconnection platform designed to provide a secure, seamless and on-demand way for enterprises, networks and services to interconnect. Bevan successfully launched Megaport in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong before the business was acquired by Megaport Limited in August 2015. Bevan oversaw Megaport’s listing on the ASX in December 2015.
Also in 2013, Bevan founded Superloop Limited with a vision to become the leading independent provider of connectivity services across the Asia Pacific region and the US. Superloop was listed on the ASX in July 2015 and has since completed its core network in Australia and installed 132kms of fibre in Singapore. As Interim CEO, Bevan will oversee the implementation of the Company’s Hong Kong 110km network, due to complete in December this year.
In 2010 he founded NEXTDC Limited, with a vision to become Australia’s largest independent datacenter provider. As the inaugural CEO of NEXTDC, Bevan oversaw its listing on the ASX and its initial facility rollout.
In 2002, Bevan co-founded PIPE Networks which grew to become Australia’s largest Internet Exchange and Australia’s third largest metropolitan fibre network provider. In 2009, PIPE Networks completed construction of Pipe Pacific Cable 1 (PPC-1), a $200 million submarine cable system linking Sydney to Guam. PIPE Networks was sold to TPG for an enterprise value of $420 million in May 2010.
Bevan holds a Master of Business Administration (Hon.) from Central Queensland University.
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Denver Maddux is the Chief Executive Officer of Megaport and is also an Executive Director.
Denver was formerly Senior Director, Strategy and Planning for Global Networking Services with Microsoft, where he was responsible for Microsoft’s interconnection and cloud networking infrastructure development. Denver brings a strong commercial approach and expertise in leadership in emerging sectors of the Internet industry.
Denver was the former Vice President of Network Engineering with Limelight Networks, where he was responsible for building the foundations for global CDN services, leading the creation of one of the world’s largest Internet traffic networks and establishing the Company as a leading provider of global Internet interconnection services.
Prior to joining Limelight, Denver held a number of leadership and engineering roles with key firstwave Internet companies.
Drew is the Managing Director for Docusign Inc. in the Asia-Pacific. His career has spanned over 30 years as a global business leader and professional Board Director in the ICT and telecommunications arena. He has held senior operational roles in the UK, Europe, India, US and Australasia. In addition to executive leadership roles, Drew has been responsible for start-ups, M&A transactions, and IPO activities.
Previous to Docusign, Drew was the Executive Vice President of business markets at T-Mobile USA, responsible for developing and executing their latest operational strategies in a $7 billion-dollar division. Prior to that, Drew was the President of Bharti Airtel Business in India and SE Asia, as well as Managing Director of Telstra International.
Drew holds a Bachelor of Science with commendation in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Western Scotland. He is a chartered engineer with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
Simon Moore is a Managing Director and a Global Partner of The Carlyle Group. Prior to joining The Carlyle Group in 2005, Simon was a Managing Director and Investment Committee Member of Investcorp International, Inc., based in New York. Prior to that, Simon worked in private equity investments and investment banking at J.P. Morgan & Co. in New York, Hong Kong and Melbourne.
Simon holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the University of Queensland. He is currently Chairman of Coates Hire, in addition to the ASX directorships listed below.
Mr Hase brings a wealth of industry expertise and experience to the Board, with over 30 years of experience in technology and telecommunications businesses across Europe and the U.S. He is currently the Managing Director (EMEA) of Auster Capital Partners (ACP), a targeted Venture Capital/Private Equity firm with a specialization in small and mid-tier companies in high growth markets.
Prior to joining ACP, Peter was at Telstra International and was fundamental in the strategic review of the US business (working in New York) and during his time as interim CEO he achieved 300% sales growth. Peter was then closely involved in the revision and expansion of the Telstra European business – appointed as CMO in January 2007 and then became SVP Global Business Development in 2008.
Celia Pheasant is an experienced in-house information and communications technology (ICT) lawyer with over 20 year’s legal experience. Currently, Celia is General Counsel for technology start-up incubation company, Capital B, and has provided legal and company secretarial support to Megaport since April 2014.
Celia commenced her career in private practice before continuing with in-house roles with Hutchison Whampoa and AAPT.
Celia holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence) from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Law and Management from the University of New South Wales.
Megaport Leadership Team
Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Vincent has a background in telecommunications and manufacturing industries with over 15 years combined international expertise in Finance and Operations. His diversified experience deploys best practice on cost-efficient start-ups, growth-focused and profitable operations.
Vincent has been a Chief Financial Officer for 10 years with Digicel Group, a multi-national telecommunications company. In 2005 as Chief Financial Officer, Vincent assumed responsibilities during an aggressive growth time in the Company’s evolution, with nine country mobile phone network launches, integrating operations, establishing cohesive financial processes, rolling out processes companywide and devising synergies and cost savings.
As well as managing the financial operations in multiple markets, Vincent managed several acquisitions in mobile businesses, TV operations and financial services. Prior to Digicel, Vincent worked in the manufacturing industry for Alcoa and Gillette in financial operations roles.
Vincent is an ACMA, CPA Australia, and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Haidee Van Ruth
Chief Financial Officer
As our Chief Financial Officer, Haidee is responsible for managing the finance team at Megaport. With nearly 20 years of experience in commercial finance roles in high growth industries, her depth of experience and enable her to assist us in reaching our financial goals.
Haidee has headed up numerous technology implementations and is CPA and AICD qualified. She joined Megaport with a wealth of business strategy and human resources experience.
Executive Vice President, APAC
Belle Lajoie has been working in the Internet industry for the last eight years and has primarily worked on delivering large scale sales and operations solutions to peering, data centre, dark fibre infrastructure, and services organisations.
She has spent her career working as an integral member of leadership teams at both PIPE Networks and NEXTDC and is an expert at growing organisations from start-up to scale. Belle was a founding member of Megaport and served as General Manager of APAC until 2014 when she was promoted to Executive Vice President for the region.
Belle is passionate about the Internet industry changing the way customers consume and acquire bandwidth.
Mark joins Megaport from Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) where he served as Chief Commercial Officer with responsibility for management and development of AMS-IX’s marketing, sales, business development and customer service teams. During his time at AMS-IX he also led the development of the new corporate strategy and product portfolio, as well as initiating and managing all strategic partnerships.
Mark has a proven history of running successful Internet Exchange businesses across the world. His extensive experience with the peering ecosystem and networks in Europe puts him in a great position to execute Megaport’s European business plan. The deep relationships that Mark has built within the industry and his intrinsic knowledge of the data services marketplace equips him to provide excellent guidance as Megaport looks to unlock future growth opportunities.
VP of Sales, North America
Nicole Cooper is the VP of Sales for North America. With over 20 years of selling and relationship management experience in telecommunications, she is responsible for strategy, implementation, and execution of sales initiatives throughout the region.
Nicole most recently spent 15 years at XO Communications with responsibility for large US and APAC based CLECs, LECs and content providers. Prior to XO she worked for a small start up specializing in small enterprise telecommunications and consulting. She holds a BA in Speech Communication from California Polytechnic State University.
Global Head of Business Development
Dan has over 10 years’ experience in the international data center market. He joins Megaport from IO, a leading global provider of data center services, where he recently served as New Market Director in the United Kingdom.
He began his career in enterprise and channel sales with IO Data Centers in the United States where he took on senior roles in supporting and executing global go to market strategies and growing the company’s global footprint.
Dan is a passionate supporter of technologies and companies that innovate and disrupt legacy markets.
Chief Marketing Officer
Eric has spent the last 17 years in the Internet networking business working at MSOs (Cable Companies), data centres, Internet Exchange providers, and cloud service companies. His various roles included engineering, product management, business development, and marketing strategy.
Eric’s last role was with Microsoft where he was Director of Network Edge and Interconnection Strategy, leading a planning team for network expansion and IP capacity acquisition. Previously, Eric drove the Equinix Internet Exchange product to become the largest IX in North America, as well as launching the GRX/IPX voice exchange service.
Eric has run the Global Peering Forum and is featured in the book “Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet” in a discussion on Internet infrastructure.
Head of Global Cloud Strategy
Matt is head of global cloud strategy at Megaport. One of our earliest employees, he has been with the company for 2.5 years and has gained 7+ years of managerial experience before that. He joined Megaport as our Business Development Manager and has worked his way through to the Head of Ecosystem for A/NZ until he was chosen to head off our Cloud Strategy team.
Matt won QLD’s Young Achiever Award in 2012 and has specializes in new business sales, ICT industry, product suite, simplifying go to market strategies and sales within the telecommunications industry, public speaking, and business development.
Anna leads the global legal activities at Megaport. She has 10+ years corporate law experience working for large organisations in both New Zealand and Australia (including other ASX listed companies Transpacific Industries Group and Suncorp Group).
Anna has experience across varied practice areas including corporate/ M&A, competition and consumer, franchising, intellectual property, general commercial contracts, dispute resolution, litigation and employment law. Anna holds a Bachelor of Laws and is admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of New Zealand.