The big picture

Our mission is to take everything we know about traditional networking – flip it and reverse it – and put the power back into the hands of the consumer.

Enterprises that double down on control, choice, and cost-efficiency have the ability to do smart business today, while building for the future. We’re giving consumers the network connectivity they deserve with global availability, right-sized bandwidth, and on-demand consumption.

We’ve created the network that’s bringing the world’s businesses closer together.

The team behind it

We are tech-heads, creatives, developers, cyclists, problem solvers, gamers, animal lovers, parents, engineers, cooks, and much more.

We don’t sit and watch the world go by. We challenge the status quo. We push the boundaries.

With our vision at the core of everything we do, our company is brought to life through innovation and interconnection.

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Our Story

Since we sparked the Network as a Service revolution, we’ve grown and evolved our technology, our company, and our team. Check out some of the milestones that have gotten us to where we are today.

  1. Megaport Founded


    Megaport was founded in Australia by industry expert and entrepreneur Bevan Slattery (iSeek, PIPE Networks, NextDC, Asia Pacific Data Centre Trust, SubPartners, Superloop, Cloudscene) who aimed to create an SDN-based platform that gave customers access to elastic interconnection services, aligning these network services to cloud-based models. The vision was to give customers greater simplicity, control, and choice over how they connected to and between the services, applications, providers, and networks they needed for their businesses.

  2. Asia Pacific Launch


    Launched in Asia Pacific across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The Company started to build up its ecosystem of customers and service providers, striking partnerships with Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud to enable users to build connections to world-class cloud services.

  3. ASX: MP1


    Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: MP1) in a successful IPO. Raised $25 million at $1.25 per share to help fund the Company’s growth strategy, which included hiring additional engineering and sales professionals and expanding our network operations in North America and Europe.

    Total installed locations: 46

  4. North America and Europe


    Network expanded into North America and Europe reaching more customers worldwide and extending the capabilities of software defined networking globally. Acquired Peering GmbH, a leading peering company in Germany, and OM-NIX Group AD, adding 180 customers.

    Total installed locations: 141

  5. Global Connectivity


    Capacity between Hong Kong and Los Angeles enabled, linking two major continents with direct connectivity. Partnerships with leading cloud providers IBM, Alibaba, and Oracle increased cloud onramps to 102. A partnership with Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) launched Service Exchange, Powered by Megaport, providing customers with software defined interconnection capabilities across key Digital Realty data centres globally.

    Total installed locations: 185

  6. Megaport Cloud Router


    Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) launched – a virtual routing service enabling customers to connect at Layer 3 to and between cloud services without the need for physical infrastructure. Megaport partnered with Salesforce, the world’s leading CRM company. The number of service providers on the Company’s ecosystem increased to over 300, and global enabled data centres to 386; the 1000th customer milestone was also reached within the year.

    Total installed locations: 245

  7. Japan and Beyond


    Global footprint significantly expanded, reaching 552 enabled data centres in 102 cities across 21 countries. This included Megaport’s Japan launch, the country’s first Software Defined Network with a local presence. Global services grew 59% driven by customers adoption of multicloud, increasing Annualized Revenue by 68% to over $54 million. The Company partnered with leading hyperconverged infrastructure provider, Nutanix.

    Total installed locations: 317

  8. 700+ Enabled Data Centres


    Growth accelerates across the business – ports, services, and monthly recurring revenue all continue their rapid growth trajectories. The Company adds to its presence in Europe, launching in France and Denmark, taking the number of globally enabled data centres to 716. Megaport continues to add major service providers and customers to the network, constantly growing the ecosystem. MP1 included in the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index on 19 June 2020.

    Total installed locations: 386

  9. Megaport Virtual Edge


    The Company supports more than 2,000 customers and launches Megaport Virtual Edge (MVE), an on-demand Network Function Virtualization (NFV) service that enables edge networking deployments on Megaport's global SDN. MVE is integrated with Cisco SD-WAN, enabling improved branch-to-cloud connectivity from a single pane of glass as well as Fortinet Secure SD-WAN. The Megaport platform is enabled in 24 countries.

    Total installed locations: 411

  10. Partners and Orchestration


    A total of 146 global enabled partners join Megaport’s partner revenue-enhancing service, PartnerVantage. The Company launches Megaport ONE, the white-label, multi-tenant SaaS platform giving data center operators (DCOs) and managed services providers (MSPs) an entirely new way to orchestrate, network, and enable their cloud services. Megaport also expands to Mexico in partnership with KIO Networks, extending its total global reach to 25+ countries across 800+ enabled data centers.

    Total installed locations: 423 and counting

Our Leadership Team

Bevan Slattery

Founder & Interim Chief Executive Officer

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.

In 2010 Bevan 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.

Sean Cassidy

Chief Financial Officer

An experienced CFO, Sean has over 15 years industry experience and joins Megaport after having spent two years as CFO at Blu Wireless Technology Limited in the UK. In the four years prior to that, Sean held CFO Commercial Operations and Senior Vice President Finance – Consumer Group roles at Cable & Wireless Communications in Miami, USA. Prior to joining Cable & Wireless, Sean held senior finance roles with Digicel Group in Jamaica and Marks and Spencer in the UK.

Eric Troyer

Chief Marketing Officer

Eric Troyer has more than 20 years of industry experience working in marketing strategy, business development, product management, and engineering.

Previously, Eric was Director of Network Edge and Interconnection Strategy at Microsoft where he led planning and engineering teams tasked with network expansion and IP capacity acquisition to scale Microsoft’s cloud strategy. Working at Equinix, he drove the Equinix Internet Exchange product to become the largest global IX platform and launched the company’s IPX product.

Eric played an integral part in founding the Global Peering Forum.

Melanie Vongswang

Chief People Officer

Melanie Vongswang, Chief People Officer, heads the global People and Culture team at Megaport. Melanie has more than 20 years’ international HR experience within the Technology, Accounting Software and Services, Business Process Outsourcing, and Airline industries.

Prior to joining Megaport, Melanie spent 8 years as CHRO with a global German organisation during which her span of responsibilities crossed 24 countries and over 50,000 employees. Her experience also includes working for Oracle Corporation as a Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist.

Melanie’s core expertise includes M & A skills, development of talent and performance strategies, plus the creation and deployment of award-winning international talent development programs. She holds a Masters’ degree in Strategic HRM and a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development. She is a member of the AHRI Institute, and also a Board Trustee for the Enable Trust which gives a stronger voice to pupils with complex, severe, multiple, and profound learning difficulties within the Educational context.

Jim Brinksma

Chief Technology Officer

Jim Brinksma is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Megaport and has over 20 years of experience spanning the US Department of Defense, financial services, telecommunications, and technology startups. As CTO, Jim is responsible for supporting innovation, developing strategic technical relationships with vendors, partners, research & development organizations, and start-up communities, and delivering next generation products and services.


Jim’s previous roles include Co-founder & CTO of InnovoEdge (acquired by Megaport), VP of Strategy & Business Development at Ciena BluePlanet, VP of Sales Engineering & Customer Operations at Ciena, VP of Network Products & Strategy at Goldman Sachs, and 7+ years of service in the United States Navy.

Anna Tichborne

General Counsel

Anna Tichborne leads the global legal activities at Megaport. She holds over fifteen years of corporate law experience working for large organisations in New Zealand and Australia. Her portfolio includes ASX listed companies, Transpacific Industries Group and Suncorp Group and the privately owned Ray White and Loan Market group of companies.

Anna’s experience spans various practice areas including corporate and M&A, competition and consumer, franchising, data protection and privacy, intellectual property, and more. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and is admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Queensland, the High Court of Australia and the High Court of New Zealand.

Darren Wilson

Chief Operating Officer

Darren Wilson leads the global operations teams at Megaport. A recognized leader in services and operations businesses, with over 25 years of experience, Darren has proven skills in the delivery and management of telecommunications products, services, projects, and teams. He has also excelled in the financial and project management of large and complex infrastructure deployments in the international arena. Darren has spent the last 15 years with Telstra International, Mandoe Media, and Firstwave providing the leadership and vision to establish critical operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and the best people and systems to effectively grow and financially strengthen these companies.

Darren is customer focussed, results-driven, and highly knowledgeable; he brings strong reasoning, great communication, and excellent interpersonal skills to his role to drive business change and transformation.

Jeff Tworek

Chief Revenue Officer

Jeff Tworek has more than 30 years of combined cloud and networking industry experience. He brings a wealth of high growth and expansion-related expertise from his time spent at both start-ups and large, established organizations. Previously, Jeff was CRO at Contrast Security, where he helped the company scale its teams, bring in key leadership, and prepare the company for growth. Previous to Contrast, Jeff led revenue growth efforts at Akamai Technologies, where he was instrumental in scaling the company from $40M to over $3.5B in revenues.

Jeff’s career in the tech sector has focused on penetrating new markets with evolutionary technologies, helping companies adopt transformational approaches to solving problems that ultimately drive higher levels of customer experience, efficiency, and effectiveness.

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