RagingWire's Board of Directors
Mr. Macricostas founded RagingWire in 2000 and served as the company's first CEO. In 2005, Mr. Macricostas was named Executive Vice Chairman and in 2011 was named Chairman of the Board of Directors. As one of the early proponents of the data center colocation industry he is a successful entrepreneur, and with two patents to his credit he is a technology innovator.
During his tenure, Mr. Macricostas led RagingWire to sustained profitability in the third year of operation during a very challenging and competitive business cycle following the end of the "dot-com bubble". He has grown the company to become an industry leader culminating in the investment of $350 million by NTT Communications in RagingWire in January 2014.
Previously, Mr. Macricostas was a Senior Vice President at Photronics, Inc., (NASDAQ:PLAB), a leading global supplier of photomasks to the semiconductor industry. He was responsible for all aspects of the company's IT infrastructure. Mr. Macricostas remains an active contributor to Photronics as a member of its Board of Directors.
Mr. Macricostas is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jane Goodall Institute, and was a finalist in the 2007 and 2009 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year program.
Constantine "Deno" Macricostas is a business icon with decades of executive level technical, business, and financial management experience. He has been with the RagingWire Board since the company was founded in 2000.
After coming to the United States as a teenager, Deno worked his way through college, served in the Army, and began his business career in 1960 as a design engineer for National Semiconductor. In 1969, following work as an engineering manager for Qualitron where he designed early photomask production equipment, he founded Photronics, Inc. Today, Photronics is recognized as the world's leading maker and manufacturer of photomasks for the semiconductor industry.
In addition to RagingWire, Mr. Macricostas played an important role in the development of Nutmeg Savings and Loan, Colonial Data, and Orbit Semiconductor as an early investor and board member.
Mr. Macricostas has received many awards throughout his career, including the Small Business Administration's National Entrepreneurial Success Award, the High Tech Entrepreneur of the Year, and the Eli Whitney Award for Excellence in Small Business Management. He is listed in Who's Who in American Business, and has been recognized by President Clinton and the executives of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Masaaki Moribayashi joined the RagingWire Board of Directors in 2016 and is a Member of the Board at NTT Communications Corporation since 2014. Mr. Moribayashi recently became the Senior Vice President of Cloud Services at NTT Communications where he is responsible for strategic planning, product development, and sales promotion of cloud and data center services globally.
Mr. Moribayashi joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) in 1984. He took part in the Open Computer Network (OCN) project for the startup of NTT Com’s first ISP business from 1995 to 1998. Mr. Moribayashi was seconded to Verio Inc. in 1998 as their Director of International Partnerships. Then in 2003 he was appointed the Vice President of Global IP Network of NTT Com and was responsible for strategy planning, sales and marketing of “ntt.net” wholesale IP transit services. In 2006, he was appointed President and CEO of NTT Com Asia Limited and HK Net Company Limited located in Hong Kong. In 2009, he was appointed President and CEO of NTT Europe Limited in London.
Mr. Moribayashi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan and Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Alfred University in New York.
Mr. Takanobu Maeda joined the RagingWire Board of Directors in 2016 and also serves as Director of the Board at NTT Communications. Mr. Maeda is currently Head of Global Business in NTT Communications. Having joined the NTT Group since 1988, he is a veteran in the ICT industry for more than 25 years, progressing from network engineering to business incubation and business development to business transformation.
At NTT America in 1995, he was one of the key members who helped expand NTT Group’s international business portfolio in the 1990’s. In 2000, he was transferred back to NTT Communications as the Director of the Global Network Division and later promoted to Vice President of Global IP Network Sales and Marketing in 2006.
Mr. Maeda was President and CEO of NTT Com Asia Limited and HKNet Company Limited from 2009 to 2016, managing over 400 ICT professionals in Hong Kong as revenue tripled and operating income quadrupled. He championed building NTT’s own data centers and now with the Financial Data Centre 1 and 2 in operation, NTT Com Asia Limited has garnered the leadership position in the data center industry in Hong Kong.
Mr. Maeda holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan.
Mr. Kiyoshi Maeda joined the RagingWire Board of Directors in 2016 and is also a Member of the Board of Directors for NTT America Corp. He has over 17 years of service at NTT Communications Corp. and currently leads the global acquisition team as Head of Group and Alliance Strategy.
Mr. Maeda first worked at Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Ltd. as Joint General Manager. After 20 years of service at LTCB, he joined NTT Communications in 1999 as Director of Corporate Planning Department. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Maeda was in charge of one of the top web hosting companies in the USA as President and CEO of Verio, Inc., an NTT Communications Company. Under his successful leadership, the company grew annual revenues, expanded its global presence, and established partnerships with national carriers around the world.
In 2010, he became Vice President of Global Strategy Department in the Global Business Division of NTT Communications. He was soon promoted to his current position as Vice President of Group and Alliance Strategy in the Corporate Planning Department and is responsible for various global acquisitions such as RagingWire Data Centers, Virtela Technology Services, Arkadin International SAS, Gyron Internet Limited, Lux e-shelter, and Netmagic Solutions. He also serves as a Member of the Board for each of these companies.
Mr. Kiyoshi Maeda holds a Master of Management from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.