Management Team

Richard Whiting

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.

Richard Whiting

Chief Commercial Officer

Responsible for the establishment of front-of-house systems, documentation and processes as well as managing DXN’s wholesale relationships with major telecommunications providers. Richard joins DXN from Vocus where he was most recently CEO & Group GM of the Western Region and General Manager of Sales Operations. Richard has previously held positions including Chief Technology Officer for Amcom Telecommunications and Managing Director of Amnet.

Simon Forth

Chief Operating Officer

Simon joined DXN in November 2018 as Chief Operating Officer. Simon has an extensive range of skills across technology, fabrication and project management, that are perfectly aligned with DXN’s core operations. Simon previously managed a multidiscipline engineering organisation that provided services to the resource sector. He is also a former Executive Director of ASX listed Legend Corporation Ltd. Simon led the organisation’s transformation from an IT/electronics organisation to a high margin electrical distribution business. Simon has extensive experience in strategic activities that include an IPO and M&A activities.


Global Head of Sales - Infrastructure

Shalini Lagrutta is a successful sales leader, with over 20 years in the ICT industry. Her experience includes sales leadership in established telecom & data centre companies as well as start-ups. She has held senior roles based in Sydney and across Asia, with Fujitsu, Huawei, ADC, Altobridge and most recently Flexenclosure AB. Shalini is DXN’s Head of Global Sales (Infrastructure) and has a primary focus on developing the Australia and APAC markets for deployment of Edge data centres for DXN and customers. Key initial success includes winning several new DXN Modules deals and building a strong sales pipeline with her team. Shalini holds a BEng Degree from the University of Malaya.


Head of Sales - Data Centre Services

Cardin Bransgrove is The Head of Sales – Data Centre Services for DXN. He looks after all sales strategy and runs both the direct and indirect teams nationally. Cardin has over 20 years’ experience in technology sales working for organisations such as Macquarie Telecom Group, Nextgen Group and Brennan IT to name a few. He is a big believer that the Data Centre is the boss and the cloud is only a tenant.

Corrie Coetzee

Engineering Manager

Corrie Coetzee has been a part of the DXN family since September 2015 and is the company's Engineering Manager. His responsibilities include overseeing the DXN Engineering Team who specialises in the design, manufacturing and deployment of our Modular solutions. Corrie has over 44 years of mechanical design experience working for companies both locally and abroad. Previous Experience includes four years as a Senior Mechanical Designer for FAST (Flour & SKM Team) on BHP Billiton Iron Ore RGP5 & RGP6 expansion projects, in the Pilbara. Calibre Projects Pty Ltd as a Senior Mechanical Designer on Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore – Yandi Sustaining Project. Short Term contracts as a Senior Mechanical / Structural Designer for Bright Water Engineering and Onyx Projects.

Cardin Bransgrove

Programme Manager

Justin Kellerman has been with DXN since 2016 and is our Programme Manager. Justin is responsible for the management and delivery of the company’s projects including our SYD01 and MEL01 data centres. Justin was integrally involved in the design of DXN’s modular 1MW cluster data centre model which culminated in the company achieving TIER-Ready III and TIER-Ready IV awards. Justin was previously the Chief Operating Officer of a successful engine spare parts wholesale business that specialised in industrial engines and backup power generation. Justin is a Certified Data Centre Specialist (CDCS), Certified Data Centre Facilities Operations Manager (CDFOM) and is an Uptime Accredited Tier Designer (ATD 2426).

Shalini Lagrutta

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

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.

Shalini Lagrutta

Manufacturing Manager

Blair's first modular data centre build was in 2012. He has been part of the team since 2017. Blair is our Manufacturing Manager and responsible for our fabrication and electrical teams, along with scheduling production and the supporting quality system. Blair has a back ground in mechanical fitting, previously he was responsible for heavy plant and related commissioning activities in both Perth and Asia.

Shalini Lagrutta

Global Head of Pre-sales - Infrastructure

Srikanth Murugan is the Global Head of Pre-Sales (Infrastructure). His primary role includes setting up, developing and managing the global presales process and ensure that the DXN modules global sales team is supported with solutions that match market requirements. Srikanth has been with DXN since March 2019 and in this short span has productized and packaged the DXN modules solutions to the market. Mr. Murugan has over 20 years of experience in both Data Centre and Telecommunications Industry and during that time Mr. Murugan has worked at companies like Flexenclosure (Swedish), Altobridge (Irish), ADC, Interwave Communication (US).

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