Romonet Expands Executive Team
Driven by a maturing market and attracted by the company’s investment in its cloud-based data centre management platform, Romonet has made four high profile appointments. This includes COO Danny Reeves, previously CIO at multi-billion-dollar construction and infrastructure firm Balfour Beatty, and CFO Richard Rowson, who was CFO at Global Switch, the leading carrier neutral wholesale data centre operator in Europe and Asia Pacific.
Danny Reeves said, “Richard Rowson and I joined for similar reasons; we both recognised the huge potential that Romonet represents for enterprise IT and data centre businesses. The ability to use data effectively to make informed decisions and solve problems is akin to the Holy Grail - very few organisations can really admit to managing their data centres like this. Furthermore, senior finance professionals are taking a greater role in the management of facilities. CIOs are having to prove to the board they possess the commercial experience to deliver step-change cost efficiencies and large scale capital reductions.”
Reeves continued, “Our platform has been specifically architected to help deliver these outcomes. We streamline, integrate and enable control of a customer’s financial and operational requirements throughout their data centre estate – essentially, we provide the simplest method for a CFO and CIO to accurately understand, analyse, predict and control the most strategically important asset in their portfolio.”
Romonet’s end-to-end, cloud-based data centre management platform is the only solution built on a native Big Data architecture. Its easy-to-use portal consists of multiple modelling, simulation, financial and infrastructure performance services. This comprehensive, strategically effective collection of services not only provides value to the CFO and CIO, but through to engineering and those responsible for managing third-party service partners – all of which can impact financial, IT and facility performance, investment, shareholder value and corporate growth.
Richard Rowson said, “For far too long both outsourced operators and enterprises have been managing their data centre estates without a full understanding of their true cost of delivery. As the outsourced market matures and enterprises continue to look for operational efficiencies, having this information available provides a clear competitive advantage. Global organisations are choosing Romonet because our platform equips executives and managers with tools that enable precise long-term financial planning and real-time predictive analytics.”
Reeves’s previous experience includes senior positions at Balfour Beatty, Cable & Wireless, Henderson Global Investors and Deutsche Bank. This is matched by Richard’s time at Workshare, IXEurope (since acquired by Equinix) and Global Switch, where he helped guide the companies through a sustained period of growth.
Zahl Limbuwala, CEO of Romonet concluded, “With our recent partnerships in Asia, the granting of our patents in Japan, China and the UK, along with a convergence with market timing and Romonet’s cloud-based platform, our challenge has been to meet and develop this growing awareness. This strengthened management team emphasises the capability and maturity of our solution for cloud, colocation and global enterprises. We are all excited to take Romonet to the next level of success.”
Helping drive sales will be Richard Jenkins and Chad Riseling, previously both from senior roles at RF Code. Jenkins joins Romonet as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Riseling has been appointed Senior Vice President of Global Sales.
They will be responsible for advancing Romonet’s global sales initiatives and developing marketing strategies that elevate the company in a sector congested with solution providers struggling to take advantage of the competitive benefits provided by the cloud.