Michael has over 20 years of executive-level experience in technology management. Prior to his executive responsibilities at I.C.E Datacenters and Metro Optic, he was Chief Executive Officer of FiberMedia Group, a multi-regional datacenter provider with 7 datacenters in New York, New Jersey, Ohio and London, UK. Prior to FiberMedia, Michael was responsible for corporate development as well as C-Labs at Consonus Technologies, a leading multi-regional datacenter provider in the Southeastern and Western US. Michael also spent six years with GE Capital in Stamford, CT, where he built and managed a $70MM IT services business.
Vice President, Network Engineering and Operations
Philippe has been working in the telecom world for the past 20+ years in different technical and managerial roles. From HFC Network tech at Cable Axion and Cable VDN, passing through enterprise network operations, provisioning and architecture with MTO Telecom, and finally NOC & Field services manager and network architect role before joining the Metro Optic team.
Jérôme is a seasoned finance executive with over 15 years of financial management experience across multiple industries. Prior to joining Metro Optic, he was a senior finance manager at one of the largest breweries in North America, Molson Coors. He also occupied various finance positions within the telecommunications industry at Bell Canada and Videotron. Mr. LeBlanc holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration from HEC Montréal and is a chartered professional accountant (CPA).
Vice President, Sales
Simon joined Metro Optic to meet the challenges of the current growth of the company. Prior to being appointed Vice President, Sales, Simon was in sales at Kolotek and HumanIT. He has also worked in the telecom industry, notably for Groupe Télécom and UUNet Canada. Mr. Vanasse holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Ottawa.
Vice President, Wholesale and Carrier Relations
Elisabeth has 18 years of experience in sales and operations in the fields of telecommunications and datacenters. Elisabeth started in sales with Microcell, then joined Bridgepoint International. She acquired a solid experience in management as a city manager for Peer1 Network, a Vancouver-based datacenter and network company, where she was responsible for the sales team and operations of the Montreal datacenter. Elisabeth then joined Metro Optic, a Montreal-based operator of high-speed fiber networks and datacenters as a partner and general manager where she gain more skills and contacts in the network and fiber optic industry.
Cathy has over 20 years of experience in multiple accounting positions. She worked for nearly 15 years at Disque Americ Inc., which at that time was the largest manufacturer of CDs and DVDs in Canada. She has held several accounting and customer service positions as an Account Manager. COLO-D Inc., which is now part of Cologix Canada Inc., was created on the same premises. Cathy was a forefront witness to the successful transformation of the premises into a large, “Hyperscale type”, data center of great caliber. She held a position of Manager, Accounting and Experience employees for 4 years at COLO-D. Recently, she joined the Metro Optic team that is part of this same large group.