Gilson has extensive experience in the financial, administrative, human resources and IT areas. For the last 20 years, he has been ahead of the Administrative and Financial Management of important companies, such as Cumberland, subsidiary of the GSI Group, Inc – global leader in the poultry farming, pig farming, and grain drying and storage equipment segment -, where he played a key role in implementing the group’s Brazilian unit and coordinating a major acquisition within the segment, followed by Vivax SA, a broadband Internet and cable TV company controlled by Great Hill Partners, where he was involved in the 1999 startup process and led the Canbras acquisition process, the IPO process in 2006, and the sale to NET in 2007.He also led the IPO of Nutriplant SA, a company in the chemical industry, as well as the divestment process of Buscapé, a price comparison website also controlled by Great Hill Partners, in 2009.He has worked at Ascenty since the operational start-up in 2010.He has degree in business administrator with specialization in finance and strategic business management.
Felipe Caballero | VP OF DC DESIGN, ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION
Felipe has worked in the data center sector since 1997. He participated in the design and development of several important Data Center projects from inception to deployment. Felipe has been responsible for large Data Center infrastructure operations, managing all critical environment maintenance and operating routines. Felipe graduated from the ORT university in his home country, Uruguay.
Marcos Siqueira | VP OF OPERATIONS
Marcos has extensive experience in Data Center and Telecom segments. Marcos joined Ascenty in 2012 and has held various management positions in his ten years at the company. Prior to Ascenty and for 10 years, he worked in various management level positions at Level 3 in Sao Paulo. Marcos has experience in operations, product development, pre-sales and after-sales Teams. Marcos graduated from FIAP and has an Executive Master Business Administration from INSPER.
Martin Antunez | VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LATAM
Martin holds over 20 years of experience in the technology/telecommunications industry and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago among other industry certifications and recognitions.
Previously, with Digital Realty, Martin participated in the design, construction, commissioning, operation and sales process of over 200 MW of UPS capacity on over 90 data center projects throughout the United States, Madrid and Mexico City. In these projects Martin participated and observed the credential certifications such as; LEED Platinum & Gold, UPTIME TIER III & IV, and ICREA IV.
In addition, Martin as the VP of Sales for HEIT Consulting lead a team that designed and delivered VoIP, Security and Compliance solutions for the financial services industry. Martin was also a senior manager in several organizations within SBC Communications (prior to AT&T merger) leading technical sale teams delivering complex WAN/LAN solutions to Fortune 500 and Enterprise customers in Silicon Valley.
Alexandre Demarchi | ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION DIRECTOR
Alexandre has over 20 years of experience in the implementation of large projects and works, working directly in Telecommunications Infrastructure and Electrical Engineering. Prior to starting his activities at Ascenty, he worked for 10 years as a team leader of engineers and designers for major industrial projects such as refineries, petrochemical hubs and oil refining and storage platforms (FPSO) for Petrobrás and mining plants for Vale. Alexandre is Electrical Engineer with specialization in Electronics and Electrotechnology from the Paulista University and the Polytechnic School of USP.
Marçal Bonke | CONTROLLER
Marçal has 35 years of experience in Accounting and Finance, working in all levels and especially leadership positions in Corporate Controller, Business Controller, Financial and Strategic Planning, Financial Operations, and team training. He worked for multinational corporations such as Alcoa, Monsanto, Motorola and Diebold Nixdorf.
Marçal participated in the Motorola International Finance Leadership Training Program through multifunctional projects in the fields of Consolidation, Finance for Distribution, and LATAM Sales, Corporate Internal Audit, and Accounting of Manufacturing Costs, throughout 18 months in the U.S.
He has a degree in Accounting and a graduate degree in the Specialization Course for Undergraduates of Fundação Getúlio Vargas – CEAG-FGV.
Fábio Matos | EXECUTIVE MANAGER OF DATA CENTER OPERATIONS
Electrical engineer with a degree from Universidade Paulista and 20 years of experience in the electrical and automation industry. Matos has been in the Data Center business since 2008, helping operate and expand IBM’s Data Center in Hortolândia along with the company Manserv, leading critical operations and maintenance teams and supporting critical system deployment activities.
He joined Ascenty in 2013 to spearhead operations at the Data Center in Jundiaí – Ascenty’s first in high density – and currently manages the operations of all of the company’s Data Centers.
Eduardo A. Pereira | EXECUTIVE ENGINEERING MANAGER
Eduardo has worked in the Telecommunication Infrastructure segment since 2001. He started his career at Canbras/TVA (Vivax/Net Serviços) with experience in all technical areas, from projects, construction and operation of networks. He also experienced the massification of fiber-optic networks for last-mile contracts in landline carriers and backhaul for mobile carriers.
He has been working at Ascenty since its start-up and has been in Management since 2017.
Eduardo is a civil engineer graduated from Unip and he is now responsible for Ascenty’s Network Planning, Special Projects, Backbone and Regulatory areas.
João Walter | EXECUTIVE MANAGER OF PRODUCTS SERVICES
João has more than 15 years of experience in the Data Center and Telecommunication market, working in major corporations of the industry. He joined Ascenty in 2013 to bolster the Solutions Architecture Team. The executive took on new challenges over the years and currently leads the Solutions Architecture and Products teams.
Arturo Wheeler | REGIONAL DATA CENTER DIRECTOR
Arturo has over 30 years’ experience leading highly effective teams in mission-critical IT functions in globalized environments for Mexico and Latin America. He developed his career mainly in the financial sector with Citibank, where he was responsible for several operation and engineering functions in Telecommunications and Data Centers. The executive was also part of Americas regional leadership teams for the bank, where he was responsible for establishing operating models and local, regional, and global team transitions through which operational efficiencies, service improvements, and cost reductions were achieved.
Arturo joined Ascenty in late 2021 as Regional Director for Mexico in order to strategically direct, plan and oversee Ascenty’s operation and expansion in the country.