Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Madden is a highly experienced data centre and telecommunications executive with a solid track record of building and leading high performing teams, as well as a strategic focus on world-class customer care underpinning long term partnerships. He has broad experience in B2B telco, data centre and technology companies having held a variety of senior executive positions including General Manager Corporate and Enterprise markets at Nextgen Group, and Managing Director, Infoplex. At Nextgen, Matthew was responsible for significant sales into the Metronode data centres for the corporate, enterprise and reseller channels.
Mr Baillie has over 25 years’ experience in financial services, including wealth management, corporate advisory, investor relations and private equity capital raisings. Mr Baillie was a Senior Investment Advisor with Shaw and Partners (formally Shaw Stockbroking) for 22 years, with a focus on portfolio management, trading and private equity raisings. In 2015 Mr Baillie established JB & Partners Corporate Advisory that specializes in strategic advice and succession planning for private companies; particularly family businesses. He has advised in a diverse range of industries, including financial services (particularly AFSL issues), FMCG companies, e-Commerce and the funeral industry.
Richard is an Asia based business leader with over 25 years of experience in the telecoms, data centre and IT industry. Richard has a solid track record in driving sales productivity and revenue growth. He was previously the SVP Global Enterprise Sales for Speedcast (ASX:SDA). Richard joined Speedcast in 2013 when the company had just been acquired for circa A$40M and as part of the Executive team developed the M&A plus organic growth strategy that allowed the company to list in 2014 and achieve a market cap of over A$1.5B in 2018. Prior, Richard was the Global SVP for Pacnet and responsible for over 300 sales staff and revenues of more than A$800M. Earlier, he spent almost 10 years in Japan in roles that included President & CEO of Verizon, Japan.
Mr. Dimitropoulos (JD) brings over 30 years of extensive international experience in the Telecoms, Media and Technology sectors. Recent Corporate Advisory/Development stints include assisting internet security giant McAfee in the US and S. Korea’s SK Telecom within SE Asia. JD led many international acquisitions and divestments in Europe, Asia, and the US. He drove over US$600M in M&A deals for US based Real Networks,. In S. Korea, he closed US$850M combined in deals for US & Canadian clients. In Australia, JD was a key executive at Pracom, Optus Vision and, assisted in the privatization of TABCORP.
Mr Lazarou is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience, including five years as a partner of a mid-tier accounting firm, specialising in the areas of audit, advisory and corporate services. Mr Lazarou has extensive skills in the areas of corporate services, due diligence, independent expert reports, mergers & acquisitions and valuations.