Vincent English’s (CEO) company update and strategic placement announcement.
Financial Year 2017 Reporting
Financial Year 2016 Reporting
Investor Information & Documents
Megaport was founded in 2013 with the aim of becoming a global leader in the fast growing elastic interconnection services market. Using Software Defined Networking the Company has developed a platform that provides customers with the ability to provision interconnection services between their network and other networks and cloud providers already connected to the Megaport Fabric. Services can be directly controlled by the customer via a device such as a mobile phone or tablet, their computer or our open API.
Since commencing operations in January 2014, Megaport now operates globally with some of the worlds major cloud service providers, network operators, and content providers. Megaport is an Amazon AWS Technology Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner and Google Cloud Interconnection partner.
In August 2015, Megaport achieved a major milestone in opening its North American headquarters in San Francisco that will be used as a base of operations to for its North American expansion into the initial markets of Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas and Toronto. December 2015, Megaport was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in a very successful IPO to help fund the growth strategy, which in turn has enabled the building of a strong team and product.
Megaport completed the network expansion in North America and Europe, bringing Megaport from 34 locations in four countries to 102 locations across 17 countries. Additionally, the IPO enabled the company to complete an acquisition in Europe before the end of June 2016. In August 2016, another acquisition in Germany was announced; Peering GmbH, which added an additional 30 locations in seven markets to the Megaport network, including 28 in Germany. This is a net growth of 98 new locations globally where customers can now connect to Megaport, nearly quadrupling our total locations in the eight months since our IPO.
2017 started with the announcement to partner with Seaborn, extending our reach to South America and launching a Software Licensing Agreement based partnership. We also enabled capacity between Hong Kong and Los Angeles, linking two of our largest markets. As of 21 February, we are in 150 locations globally. Service Exchange, Powered by Megaport was launched as a result Megaport’s partnership with Digital Realty and go to market activities are underway to drive sales.
Board of Directors
Founder and Executive Chairman
Bevan Slattery established Megaport as the world’s first Software Defined Networking (SDN) based elastic interconnection platform. He pioneered a secure, seamless, and on-demand connectivity model for enterprises, networks, and service providers. He successfully launched Megaport in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong. In 2015, Megaport was acquired by Megaport Limited and listed on the ASX.
Bevan holds a Master of Business Administration (Hon.) from Central Queensland University and has built multiple successful Australian IT and telecommunications companies including Superloop Limited and NextDC Limited. Bevan also co-founded PIPE Networks which grew to become Australia’s largest Internet Exchange and Australia’s third largest metropolitan fibre network provider, selling to TPG in May 2010.
Director, Chief Executive Officer
Vincent English has been CEO of Megaport since 2017. He holds over 15 years of combined international experience in finance and operations within the telecommunications and manufacturing industries.
Prior to joining Megaport, Vincent had huge success as Chief Financial Officer for Digicel Group. As well as managing financial operations in multiple markets, he drove several acquisitions in mobile businesses, TV operations, and financial services.
Vincent is a member of ACMA, CPA Australia, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Drew Kelton is the Managing Director for Docusign Inc. in Asia-Pacific. His career spans over 30 years in global business leadership within the ICT and telecommunications arena. He has held senior operational roles internationally, managing startups, M&A transactions, and IPO activities.
Drew’s previous positions include Executive Vice President of Business Markets at T-Mobile USA, President of Bharti Airtel Business in India and South-East Asia, and Managing Director of Telstra International. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Scotland and 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. Previously, Simon was a Managing Director and Investment Committee Member of Investcorp International, Inc., based in New York. Simon has also 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 multiple ASX directorships.
Peter hase is the Managing Director (EMEA) of Auster Capital Partners (ACP), a targeted Venture Capital and Private Equity firm. Peter holds over 30 years of experience in technology and telecommunications businesses across Europe and the US.
In his position with Telstra International, Peter was fundamental in the strategic review of the US business. During his time as interim CEO, he achieved 300% sales growth. Peter was also closely involved in the revision and expansion of the Telstra European business and appointed as CMO in January 2007, going on to become SVP Global Business Development in 2008.
Celia Pheasant is an exceptional in-house ICT lawyer with more than 20 years of legal experience. Celia is the 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.