</We are Megaport>
Revolutionising Global Connectivity
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.
Unique Data Centre Operators
Lines of Code
Since the beginning, we’ve grown and evolved as a company, as a brand, and as a team. Check out some of the milestones that have gotten us to where we are today.
Megaport was founded in Australia by industry expert and entrepreneur Bevan Slattery who aimed to create an SDN-based platform that gave customers access to elastic interconnection services. Slattery wanted customers to have greater simplicity, control ,and choice over how they connected to and between the services, applications, providers, and networks they needed for their businesses.
Asia Pacific Launch2014
In 2014, Megaport launched in Asia Pacific across four key locations. The Company started to build up its ecosystem of customers and service providers, striking a partnership with Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud to enable users to build connections to world-class cloud services.
In 2015, Megaport was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:MP1) in a successful IPO to help fund the Company’s growth strategy, which in turn enabled the building of a strong team and product.
North America and Europe2016
In 2016, Megaport expanded its network into North America and Europe reaching more customers worldwide and extending the capabilities of software defined networking globally. The Company acquired Peering GmbH, a leading peering company in Germany. We nearly quadrupled enabled global locations in eight months to 150.
HK to LA2017
In 2017, Megaport enabled capacity between Hong Kong and Los Angeles, linking two major cities with direct connectivity. We were also enabled in 150 locations globally. Megaport partnered with leading cloud providers IBM, Alibaba, and Oracle. Service Exchange, Powered by Megaport was launched as a result Megaport’s partnership with Digital Realty.
Megaport Cloud Router2018
In 2018, Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) was launched. MCR is 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 our Ecosystem increased to over 300, our global enabled data centres to 220, and our cloud on-ramps to 108; we also reached our 1000th customer milestone within the year.
385 and Counting2019
So far this year, Megaport has reached over 385 enabled data centres. We’re continuing to grow our ecosystem adding major service providers and customers onto the Network. We’ve partnered with leading hyperconverged infrastructure provider, Nutanix.
Our Leadership team
Chief Executive Officer & Director of the Board
Vincent English leads the Megaport team with over 15 years of combined international finance and operations experience in the telecommunications industry.
Prior to joining the Company, Vincent served as Chief Financial Officer for Digicel Group. He managed financial operations in multiple global markets and drove several major acquisitions for mobile businesses and TV operations. He is a member of ACMA, CPA Australia, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
As CEO, Vincent drives the success of one of the world’s leading Network as a Service providers which is quickly transforming the way people, enterprises, and services interconnect.
Chief Marketing Officer
Eric Troyer has 19 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.
Chief Commercial Officer
Peter Hase is Megaport’s Chief Commercial Officer. Previously, Peter was the Managing Director (EMEA) of Auster Capital Partners (ACP), a targeted Venture Capital/Private Equity firm with a specialisation in small and mid-tier companies in high growth markets.
Prior to this, 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 for Telstra in 2008 until 2010. He has also held other senior executive roles for global managed services companies, such as Interxion and IPC.
Chief Financial Officer
Steve Loxton heads the global finance team at Megaport and is responsible for financial management as well as reporting, budgeting, taxation, risk management, audit, and compliance. He holds over 27 years of experience in leadership roles across finance and investment.
Prior to joining Megaport, Steve was integral to originating Australian infrastructure investments for Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world’s ten largest retirement funds. Previously, he led the ASX-listed Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund (now RATCH-Australia). Steve brings a wealth of global strategic financing capabilities to Megaport through his previous roles with Goldman Sachs, ABN AMRO, and Macquarie.
Steve is a Chartered Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and a Master of Economics (Financial Accounting) from Macquarie University.
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.
VP of Product and Engineering
John Veizades has more than 30 years of experience in Internet technologies and in building scalable solutions for networking and security.
At Megaport John heads up the engineering and product teams. John started his career working on one of the first Internet routers while a student at the University of California, Berkeley. He has held engineering and product management roles at many of Silicon Valley’s iconic companies including Google, Xerox, Apple, Cisco, Juniper and others, working on everything from early TCP/IP implementation on desktop systems to large-scale infrastructure components to support the world’s largest service providers.
People and Culture Director
As our People and Culture Director, Helen Storckmeijer is responsible for acquiring, engaging, and developing staff at Megaport. Her mission is to empower the team to succeed by unlocking their potential and creating a high-performing culture.
Helen’s career spans more than 16 years; her portfolio includes UBS, JP Morgan & Co., Citi, and Morgan Stanley, and more recently, a small software development company. She has an extensive history of creating and sustaining diverse and high-achieving teams. She holds a Bachelor degree in Business and Economics from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
Darren Wilson leads the global operations teams at Megaport. A recognised 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.