We accelerate the transformation of hard assets into a connected fabric of digital light. Behind the internet is a series of cables and pathways leading from one data center to another, from location, region to a worldwide network. This beautiful plumbing is orchestrated with a series of highly sophisticated electronic boxes pushing light from end to end. Yet, the majority of us just knows it works because we pick up our phones, flip open our laptops or just shop till we drop on our ipads without a care in the world. Luckily, there are people like us that understand what is required to deliver on such a network.
Chief Financial Advisor
Michael is an information and telecommunications professional with 25 years of industry intelligence gained through extensive experience in executive management, technical sales, marketing and data center operations for enterprise customers and data carriers. Michael is responsible for developing and managing leasing and marketing programs to address business needs for a wide variety of verticals including large enterprise clients, government agencies, telecommunication carriers, financial, healthcare, and media companies. Michael has served as a senior advisor to the fortune 500 as well as startups such as Element Critical, Baidu Labs, PCCW, Zoox, Basic Solutions and other tech companies. Considered a sales and marketing machine, Michael has bought and sold fiber networks, brokered technical real estate transactions and delivered customers to data centers selling well over 10 megawatt of business. Other key positions included Director of Network Facilities for Level 3 Communications, VP of Business development for Kennedy-Wilson and VP of Site Acquisition for Wiline Networks.
Michael graduated UCLA and lives happily with his family in northern California.
Tom brings a career in real estate leadership together with his background as a management professional with deep operations experience. Previously in a CFO/COO/CCO role, Tom was responsible for all finance and operational related activities of Algert Coldiron Investors, an investment advisory firm. Prior to this, Tom managed his own consultancy practice - Esperance Realty & Financial Advisors. There, Tom provided transaction management services and financial analysis for complex real estate projects. Tom’s clients included The Gap, Morgan Stanley, Bayer, PeoplePC, the CAC Group, Einhorn Yaffee & Prescott, I-Impact, Regale and RM/RNA Properties. Prior to his work in the transaction advisory practice, Tom worked for Shorenstein as a Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager overseeing a $1B portfolio. At Bank of America as Vice President, Division Manager he was responsible for Leasing, Acquisitions and Dispositions, Asset Management, Property Management and Construction of the California portfolio including the company’s HQ. At Marcus & Millichap, he was responsible for the company’s portfolio of office and apartment buildings.
Managed Services Senior Advisor
Steppen comes to Mission Critical RE as a critical advisor in the development and deployment of major fiber networks with over 25 years experience in the telecom and data center space. Steppen’s vast knowledge combined with years of construction expertise in the deployment of major fiber routes are what makes him a go to person for your network infrastructure build out. His work experience with fortune 500 companies and SMB have makes him well versed in the Telecommunications world. Working side by side with companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook as well as data and network providers such as Equinix, Zayo, Verizon, ATT and Bandwidth IG, Steppen has proven that no job is to big. John’s resume working for some of the largest telecom providers span over 19 years, giving him the knowledge to design and deploy real world networks.
Chris is a senior level executive with extensive knowledge of network and IT. As a founder of GroupOne Consulting, Chris is hands on --------- Since 2006, Mr. Wiegman has been responsible for driving the company, setting its vision, and providing the leadership that has helped Group One become one of the leading Managed Service Providers in Northern California. He oversees all projects that come through the engineering department, and he guides staff in constructing best-practice solutions for our NGO and SMB Clients. Chris is also a Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) holding both Enterprise Administrator and Server Administrator certifications. Chris also hold a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist certification for SQL Server Management and Administration, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Windows Server 2008 certifcation, and is a trusted corporate partner with several industry leaders including; Cisco, Dell, Microsoft, VMware, HP, Datto, Barracuda and many others.
Data Center Colocation
Wayne has been in the datacenter business since its inception. He was with Digital Realty Trust as they went public and worked for Dupont Fabros Technology, CRG West, prior to Coresite IPO. He has also worked with many other telcos globally with datacenter portfolios and companies looking for datacenter facilities as well as starting up several datacenter companies. Wayne has an MA from the Univ of VA and an AB from Syracuse University.