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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.
2018 was the year we launched Megaport Cloud Router, our virtual routing service, to expand customers’ capabilities with greater connectivity options at Layer 3. Our partnerships with public cloud providers now include the world’s top seven with the addition of IBM Cloud and Salesforce. 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. In March, we undertook a strategic capital raising of $50M to bolster our growth and strategy for scale as we continue to drive record sales in Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe.
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.
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Vincent English is the Chief Executive Officer of Megaport and is also an Executive Director. Vincent has a background in telecommunications and manufacturing industries with over 17 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
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 was 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. ACP (EMEA) is a wholly owned division of ACP, which operated as a private equity firm investing in telecommunications, managed services, cloud computing and IT sectors.
Peter also held the position of CEO Wicoms Wireless Ltd since 2012 until 2017, which was a UK based ACP investment that provided public WiFi access and analytics for customers such as International shopping malls, hospitality venues and other commercial locations. ACP sold the assets of Wicoms Wireless Ltd to SkyFii Ltd (ASX:SKF) in 2017.
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. Peter is currently active in advisory and interim leadership projects, having recently been engaged with large retail, and logistics companies for strategic managed services. He is also a Trustee of SERV Surrey and South London, which is a UK charity supporting the NHS with emergency out-of-hours blood deliveries.
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.