GNAX Board of Directors

Jeff Hinkle, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

As founder of GNAX, Jeff heads one of the largest providers of on-demand IT infrastructures in the world. He took the company to its current position after the strategic acquisition of NetDepot in 2001. Since then, Jeff has grown the company to the point where it now houses in excess of 6,000 servers providing co-location, network, storage and cloud computing services. Jeff leads the strategic direction of the company as well as its daily operations.

Before GNAX, Jeff created the network consulting practice at SunData (what is today Presdio Network Solutions) which helped the company earn its Gold Partner status with Cisco Systems. His responsibilities there included overseeing all areas of design and delivery of advance networks. He helped Presido become the largest Cisco integrator in the Southeast. Before that, Jeff led the networking solutions group at Universal Data Consultants/GE Capital ITS as the Director of Network Solutions. It was there he designed, implemented and delivered networks in diverse operating environments and interfaced them with all major corporate systems.

Jeff serves the Atlanta business and healthcare community in many ways. He is a member of the Atlanta Metro Chamber and serves as chairman of the Buy Georgia Task Force and board member of the Bioscience Leadership Council. He is also a member of the Healthcare IT and Clinical Trials subcommittees.

Jeff earned his B.S. in Operations Management from Auburn University and an MBA from St. Mary's College in California. Further education includes training and certifications in Cisco networking, security, Microsoft and data center operations, power systems and cooling systems.

Ted Mocarski, Director

Ted Mocarski has over 17 years of investment experience having invested in over 30 companies primarily in the communications infrastructure and services (CIS) sectors. Ted is a co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Bank Street Capital Partners, a private equity fund focused on growth equity, acquisition finance, and special situations for middle-market companies in the CIS sectors. Previously, Ted was a co-founder and Managing Director of Key Venture Partners and prior to Key Venture Partners was a Managing Director of Nautic Partners where he was responsible for spearheading the firm's investment efforts in the CIS sectors.

During his career, Ted has invested through numerous economic cycles, generating substantial returns for his partners in portfolio companies such as Exodus Communications, 365 Main, Dobson Communications, FairPoint Communications, InterXion, Verio, Optasite, OpSource, Integra Telecom and PrairieWave Communications. Ted currently sits on the boards of Espial (TSX: ESP) and Stelera Wireless.

Ted received a BA from Colby College and a JD from The American University.

Tom Juracek, Director

Tom Juracek has more than 25 years of finance and accounting experience in the communications industry. Currently, Tom is a Managing Director at Marker Hill Capital, a private equity fund. In addition to his finance and accounting contributions to organizations in the communications sectors, Tom has been involved in real estate development, hospitality and retail related investments. Tom joined Fanch Communications as its Controller in 1992 and served in that capacity until its sale in 1999. At its peak, Fanch Communications was a top fifteen cable operator in the United States, serving more than 600,000 customers. During his tenure at FCI, Tom served on an advisory board to the FCC for rate regulation in the cable television industry. Tom participated extensively in the due diligence and merging of multiple acquisitions as FCI expanded.

After the sale of FCI, Tom was the CFO for Fibernet, LLC, a mid-Atlantic CLEC. Tom actively participated in the management of the company and its successful sale in 2006. Fibernet, along with its sister organization, Conversent Communications, became one of the most successful CLECs in the country.

Subsequently, Tom took a position as CFO for American Internet Services, a data center operator located in San Diego, California. Tom remains involved with AIS, and has also been the CFO of Devil's Thumb Ranch in Colorado and has assisted Mr. Fanch in his varied business and investment ventures. Tom has an extensive background in operational accounting, acquisition accounting and due diligence, finance, information technology and taxation. He holds a BS from Luther College.

Harry Hinkle, Director

Harry joined GNAX in 2002 as CEO and his primary duties were strategic direction and financial affairs. He was also heavily involved in facilities design and installation. Harry has since retired from GNAX but still serves on the board of directors.

Prior to joining GNAX, Harry served as President of the Specialty Products Group of Trinity Industries, a $3 Billion public company, from 1994 to 2000. He was directly responsible for all operations in the Barge, Petrochemical, Fittings/Flanges, and specialty items divisions. The divisions averaged $450 million in revenue during his tenure.

Harry also served as the President of US Operations for AirLiquide of Paris, France in their Merchant Gases Division from 1973-1993 where he oversaw 3400 employees. He was responsible for all liquid, small onsite and cylinder business in the US, with annual revenue of $500 million,

Harry holds Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting from Georgia State University. He also studied engineering at Auburn University and did foreign study in Advanced Marketing Strategies at INSEAD in Fountainbleu, France.

Steve K. Lee, Advisor

Steve is a Managing Director for Bank Street Capital partners, a private investment banking firm providing a comprehensive array of financial advisory services. Steve brings 15 years of experience as an investment banker, corporate lawyer and entrepreneur.

Steve was a consultant for the Carlyle Group prior to joining Bank Street. Prior to Carlyle, Steve was an investment banker at Banc of America Securities, Merrill Lynch and U.S. Bancorp Libra, where he specialized in leveraged finance, including high yield bonds, leveraged loans and mezzanine debt. He began his career as a securities lawyer in the New York office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Steve also founded FTC Trinity LLC, a trading firm focused on importing and exporting specialty chemicals between the United States and South Korea.

Steve graduated from Harvard Law School and University of California at Berkeley with High Honors.

Company

  • Focus on customer-centric solutions
  • Highly secure & stable SSAE 16 Type II datacenter
  • Tier 4 electrical infrastructure
  • Comprehensive cloud ecosystem
  • Enterprise-class VMware cloud platform
  • Expert technical staff
  • Industry leading technologies
  • Multiple options for all hosting needs
  • Innovative thinking
  • Budget-sensitive pricing

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