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.
President and COO
Dan has over 35 years of operating experience in the communications, Internet and datacenter industry. Dan is the Founder and President of Metro Optic, a Montreal-based operator of high-speed fiber networks and datacenters in Montreal. Prior to that, he was working in the IT industry with Amdahl Corporation in technical, management and sales roles, where he had responsibility for over $30 million of direct customer revenue. Dan has also worked in the hi-tech financing and leasing industry with direct responsibility for over $50 million of business. Dan sits on the board of the Quebec Internet Exchange.
Nicholas Dumesnil CPA, CA
Vice President of Finance
Nicholas was previously Assistant Controller at CBG (a joint venture owned by Rio Tinto Alcan and Alcoa, the site being one of the largest producers of bauxite (aluminium ore) in the world) in Guinea, Africa. He was responsible for the production and analysis of financial statements, financial controls and the supervision of 14 employees. Before that, Nicholas worked at PwC’s Montreal office as a Senior External Auditor. Mr. Dumesnil holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants since 2011 and the Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec.
VP, 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.
VP 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.
Business Development Director
Simon joined Metro Optic to meet the challenges of the current growth of the company. Prior to being appointed Business Development Director, 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.