</We are Megaport>
Revolutionising Global Connectivity
The big picture
Our mission is to take everything we know about traditional networking – flip it and reverse it – and put the power back into the hands of the consumer.
Enterprises that double down on control, choice, and cost-efficiency have the ability to do smart business today, while building for the future. We’re giving consumers the network connectivity they deserve with global availability, right-sized bandwidth, and on-demand consumption.
We’ve created the network that’s bringing the world’s businesses closer together.
The team behind it
We are tech-heads, creatives, developers, cyclists, problem solvers, gamers, animal lovers, parents, engineers, cooks, and much more.
We don’t sit and watch the world go by. We challenge the status quo. We push the boundaries.
With our vision at the core of everything we do, our company is brought to life through innovation and interconnection.
Unique Data Centre Operators
Lines of Code
Since we sparked the Network as a Service revolution, we’ve grown and evolved our technology, our company, and our team. Check out some of the milestones that have gotten us to where we are today.
Megaport was founded in Australia by industry expert and entrepreneur Bevan Slattery (iSeek, PIPE Networks, NextDC, Asia Pacific Data Centre Trust, SubPartners, Superloop, Cloudscene) who aimed to create an SDN-based platform that gave customers access to elastic interconnection services, aligning these network services to cloud-based models. The vision was to give customers greater simplicity, control, and choice over how they connected to and between the services, applications, providers, and networks they needed for their businesses.
Asia Pacific Launch2014
Launched in Asia Pacific across Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The Company started to build up its ecosystem of customers and service providers, striking partnerships with Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud to enable users to build connections to world-class cloud services.
Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: MP1) in a successful IPO. Raised $25 million at $1.25 per share to help fund the Company’s growth strategy, which included hiring additional engineering and sales professionals and expanding our network operations in North America and Europe.
Total installed locations: 46
North America and Europe2016
Network expanded into North America and Europe reaching more customers worldwide and extending the capabilities of software defined networking globally. Acquired Peering GmbH, a leading peering company in Germany, and OM-NIX Group AD, adding 180 customers.
Total installed locations: 141
Capacity between Hong Kong and Los Angeles enabled, linking two major continents with direct connectivity. Partnerships with leading cloud providers IBM, Alibaba, and Oracle increased cloud onramps to 102. A partnership with Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) launched Service Exchange, Powered by Megaport, providing customers with software defined interconnection capabilities across key Digital Realty data centres globally.
Total installed locations: 185
Megaport Cloud Router2018
Megaport Cloud Router (MCR) launched – a virtual routing service enabling customers to connect at Layer 3 to and between cloud services without the need for physical infrastructure. Megaport partnered with Salesforce, the world’s leading CRM company. The number of service providers on the Company’s ecosystem increased to over 300, and global enabled data centres to 386; the 1000th customer milestone was also reached within the year.
Total installed locations: 245
Japan and Beyond2019
Global footprint significantly expanded, reaching 552 enabled data centres in 102 cities across 21 countries. This included Megaport’s Japan launch, the country’s first Software Defined Network with a local presence. Global services grew 59% driven by customers adoption of multicloud, increasing Annualized Revenue by 68% to over $54 million. The Company partnered with leading hyperconverged infrastructure provider, Nutanix.
Total installed locations: 317
700+ Enabled Data Centres2020
Growth accelerates across the business – ports, services, and monthly recurring revenue all continue their rapid growth trajectories. The Company adds to its presence in Europe, launching in France and Denmark, taking the number of globally enabled data centres to 716. Megaport continues to add major service providers and customers to the network, constantly growing the ecosystem. MP1 included in the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index on 19 June 2020.
Total installed locations: 386
Megaport Virtual Edge2021
The Company supports more than 2,000 customers and launches Megaport Virtual Edge (MVE), an on-demand Network Function Virtualization (NFV) service that enables edge networking deployments on Megaport's global SDN. MVE is integrated with Cisco SD-WAN, enabling improved branch-to-cloud connectivity from a single pane of glass as well as Fortinet Secure SD-WAN. The Megaport platform is enabled in 24 countries.
Total installed locations: 411
Partners and Orchestration2022
A total of 146 global enabled partners join Megaport’s partner revenue-enhancing service, PartnerVantage. The Company launches Megaport ONE, the white-label, multi-tenant SaaS platform giving data center operators (DCOs) and managed services providers (MSPs) an entirely new way to orchestrate, network, and enable their cloud services. Megaport also expands to Mexico in partnership with KIO Networks, extending its total global reach to 25+ countries across 800+ enabled data centers.
Total installed locations: 423 and counting
Our Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer and Board Director
Michael joins Megaport from Cisco, where he led the pure SaaS Network Visibility Business, ThousandEyes, as Chief Revenue Officer. In that time, he transformed the go-to-market, scaling the team from 150 to nearly 400, expanding into many new countries, and growing the ARR by 2.4 times, making it the largest Cloud, SaaS, and Internet Visibility platform in the world.
Previously Michael spearheaded multiple acquisitions as the WW Head of Sales residing in California, US. Michael is known for his passionate and transformative Sales and Global go-to-market leadership focusing on Culture, People, and Execution. He previously led the Northern Region of Australia for Cisco and, prior to that, led Cisco Sales in Australia’s largest Financial Services customers. He brings over 19 years of industry expertise and experience to Megaport.
Michael holds a Degree in Aerospace Engineering from QUT and was CEO Magazine Sales Executive of the Year 2019.
Chief Revenue Officer
Jeff Tworek has more than 30 years of combined cloud and networking industry experience. He brings a wealth of high growth and expansion-related expertise from his time spent at both start-ups and large, established organizations. Previously, Jeff was CRO at Contrast Security, where he helped the company scale its teams, bring in key leadership, and prepare the company for growth. Previous to Contrast, Jeff led revenue growth efforts at Akamai Technologies, where he was instrumental in scaling the company from $40M to over $3.5B in revenues.
Jeff’s career in the tech sector has focused on penetrating new markets with evolutionary technologies, helping companies adopt transformational approaches to solving problems that ultimately drive higher levels of customer experience, efficiency, and effectiveness.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Leticia Dorman has worked for the Company since October 2021 in the role of Head of Finance and, prior to joining Megaport, was Head of Commercial Revenue at Brisbane Airport Corporation.
Leticia has over 15 years’ finance experience, including external audit experience at KPMG, and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).
Chief People Officer
Melanie Vongswang, Chief People Officer, heads the global People and Culture team at Megaport. Melanie has more than 20 years’ international HR experience within the Technology, Accounting Software and Services, Business Process Outsourcing, and Airline industries.
Prior to joining Megaport, Melanie spent 8 years as CHRO with a global German organisation during which her span of responsibilities crossed 24 countries and over 50,000 employees. Her experience also includes working for Oracle Corporation as a Mergers and Acquisitions Specialist.
Melanie’s core expertise includes M & A skills, development of talent and performance strategies, plus the creation and deployment of award-winning international talent development programs. She holds a Masters’ degree in Strategic HRM and a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development. She is a member of the AHRI Institute, and also a Board Trustee for the Enable Trust which gives a stronger voice to pupils with complex, severe, multiple, and profound learning difficulties within the Educational context.
Chief Technology Officer
Jim Brinksma is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Megaport and has over 20 years of experience spanning the US Department of Defense, financial services, telecommunications, and technology startups. As CTO, Jim is responsible for supporting innovation, developing strategic technical relationships with vendors, partners, research & development organizations, and start-up communities, and delivering next generation products and services.
Jim’s previous roles include Co-founder & CTO of InnovoEdge (acquired by Megaport), VP of Strategy & Business Development at Ciena BluePlanet, VP of Sales Engineering & Customer Operations at Ciena, VP of Network Products & Strategy at Goldman Sachs, and 7+ years of service in the United States Navy.
Chief Operating Officer
Darren Wilson leads the global operations teams at Megaport. A recognized leader in services and operations businesses, with over 25 years of experience, Darren has proven skills in the delivery and management of telecommunications products, services, projects, and teams. He has also excelled in the financial and project management of large and complex infrastructure deployments in the international arena. Darren has spent the last 15 years with Telstra International, Mandoe Media, and Firstwave providing the leadership and vision to establish critical operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and the best people and systems to effectively grow and financially strengthen these companies.
Darren is customer focussed, results-driven, and highly knowledgeable; he brings strong reasoning, great communication, and excellent interpersonal skills to his role to drive business change and transformation.