RagingWire Executive Leadership
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.
Doug Adams is President of RagingWire Data Centers, Inc. He has 25+ years of leadership experience in the high technology and consumer packaged goods industries. Doug was part of the founding executive team that started RagingWire in the year 2000.
During his tenure at RagingWire, Doug has made significant contributions to the company by winning new customers, expanding RagingWire's data center footprint, delivering innovative colocation products, and establishing the strategic partnership with NTT Communications. As president, Doug has executive responsibility for corporate strategy, sales and marketing, data center design and engineering, construction, operations, product development, customer engagement, and information technology.
Prior to RagingWire, Doug was Vice President of Sales and Marketing and General Manager, for NEC Technologies, Inc. with executive responsibility for sales, marketing, technical support, and customer service for NEC's magnetic and optical data storage products. He started his career with Mars, Inc., in sales and business development roles, ultimately rising to senior management through successes in category management, applying technology to the sales environment, and developing communications and project management best practices.
Mr. Adams has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration-Marketing from the University of Southern California.
Mark Morrow has more than 20 years of financial and operational experience in the semiconductor industry, and more than four years of independent consulting for leading technology companies. As Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, he presently leads the financial activities of the company, and is instrumental in implementing RagingWire’s long term strategic goals, including planning and securing growth capital to fund the company’s rapid expansion.
Immediately before joining RagingWire, Mr. Morrow served as a consultant for several leading technology companies. Prior to that, he served in a career that spanned over 20 years in a number of capacities at Photronics, Inc, (PLAB), a worldwide leader of photomask manufacturing and technology. Most recently he served as Vice President of Operations, North America, where he was responsible for producing approximately $140 million in annual revenue and managed an organization of over 1,000 people. Mr. Morrow was instrumental in successfully completing Photronic's Initial Public Offering in March of 1987. At that time Mr. Morrow served as Controller, and later as Vice President of Finance. Further, he completed numerous stock and bond offerings subsequent to the IPO.
Mr. Morrow graduated Summa Cum Laude from Post College, Waterbury, Connecticut, and received a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, achieving high honors from the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Joel Stone is the Chief Operating Officer at RagingWire responsible for Critical Facilities Engineering, Design and Construction, and Data Center Operations, which includes Quality Assurance, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Design and Development, Safety, Electrical and Mechanical Construction, Critical Facilities Operations, Infrastructure Service Delivery, and Security.
Mr. Stone is a proven operations leader in the data center, IT infrastructure, and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining RagingWire, Joel was Vice President of Global Data Center Operations for CenturyLink, responsible for 60 data centers around the world and a global team of 600 people. Before CenturyLink, Joel was Group Operations Director at Global Switch in London, one of the largest wholesale data center providers in Europe, and spent nine years at Microsoft responsible for 16 data centers in North America with 300,000 servers, storage area networks (SANs), and network devices, and a team of nearly 500 internal and external resources.
Joel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business Administration, with a minor in Computer Science from Tennessee Temple University.