About Echelon

Echelon Data Centres is an international data centre infrastructure developer providing large-scale assets to support the growing global demand for data and computing resources – sustainably, responsibly and with due regard for the environment.

The increasing demand for large-scale data centre facilities is driven by society’s reliance on ‘always on’ connected technologies – mobile devices, the internet, e-commerce, and the continuing integration of AI and the IoT into our everyday lives.

These things deliver local and global benefits, and are considered by many to be essential to the way we live. Without data centre infrastructure, the benefits likely to accrue from emerging and developing technologies are simply not sustainable.

Echelon Data Centres currently has six facilities in Ireland and the UK – either online or under development – with a combined potential capacity of around 800MW.

Mission Statement

Echelon Data Centres provide essential data centre infrastructure sustainably and ethically, recognising our responsibilities to the people and partners we work with, the communities where we operate, the society we are a part of, and the planet we all share.

Senior Management Team

Niall Molloy – Chief Executive

Niall is CEO and founder of Echelon Data Centres. He is also Managing Director of Aldgate Developments. A qualified Chartered Accountant with a strong background in banking and finance, Niall is highly experienced in commercial property development and has a proven track record of successfully delivering large-scale, complex projects on time and within budget while driving returns for investors. As CEO, Niall is responsible for the strategic direction of Echelon Data Centres and takes an active role in all aspects of property selection, assessment, delivery and operations.

Graeme McWilliams – Chief Operating Officer

Graeme is a project management and delivery expert with more than 20 years’ experience operating at executive level. In his previous role as COO of a successful business and IT consultancy, Graeme delivered complex projects on behalf of organisations including First Data, Bank of Ireland, AIB Merchant Services, AIG, and Aviva while also driving and controlling the wider consulting business. As COO of Echelon, Graeme is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the overall business and driving strategy through to realisation.

Damien Gaynor – Chief Marketing Officer

Damien has more than 20 years’ experience in the Telecommunications and IT industry, holding various senior roles (including Country Manager and Managing Director) and working with companies such as GTS, FLAG Telecom & Digiweb. As Echelon’s Director of Sales & Marketing (CMO), Damien brings extensive experience working within data centre and carrier environments and has worked on projects with companies across the technology stack from software startups to Hyperscale deployments.

Simon McCormick – Chief Commercial Officer

Simon is Echelon’s Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for engagement with the customer's commercial and technical teams, both pre- and post-contract. He works closely with the design and construction teams to ensure seamless integration between the customer's requirements and Echelon's proposals.

Before joining Echelon, Simon worked at a global engineering firm where he was involved in projects for a variety of hyperscalers and colo providers across EMEA.

He is a chartered member of the ICE and the RICS, and has also worked on both the contractor and consultant side.


 

Dave Molloy – Chief Financial Officer

Dave has more than 10 years’ experience within commercial and residential development finance roles, both in Ireland and Australia. As CFO of Echelon Data Centres, Dave is responsible for all elements of financial management and ensuring alignment of financial performance and plans with the short and long-term strategic objectives of the company.

Trevor Whelan – Chief Investment Officer

Trevor is Echelon’s Chief Investment Officer, with responsibility for capital raising and deployment in addition to working with the rest of the senior team on planning and structuring strategic investments.

Prior to joining Echelon, Trevor was a director at Eastdil Secured in London where he worked in the real estate and infrastructure sector across Europe. Trevor has advised on over $15bn of asset sales, joint venture recapitalisations and structured financing transactions.

He holds business degrees from University College Dublin and Yale University.

Gerard Shields – Operations & Facilities Manager

Gerard has responsibility for the day-to-day operations of Echelon’s data centre infrastructure, ensuring timely and exact delivery of customer requirements. Gerard has more than 10 years’ experience working in data centre operations, holding various management roles within Dataplex and Keppel Datacentres, and has an extensive track record of dealing with co-location providers, cloud service providers and hyperscale customers.

Barry Parris – US VP Sales

Barry came to Echelon with more 20 years of international experience in the telecommunications Industry, gained while helping large OTTs and content companies build out their data centre and network infrastructure in North America, South America and EMEA. Barry previously held senior sales roles at leading companies such as Telecom Italia Sparkle / LANautilus, Time Warner Cable, Digital Realty and Interxion.

David Murphy - Programme Manager

David oversees pre-construction activities across Echelon’s portfolio, covering power, planning and permitting as well as early site enabling works. He is also responsible for Echelon’s Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) strategy and associated implementation.

Prior to joining Echelon, David managed a successful IT and business consulting company for 18 years, delivering complex business initiatives for clients in the Irish, UK and US markets.

Cormac Nevin - Head of Energy Systems

Cormac Nevin is Echelon’s Head of Energy Systems, responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s energy provision strategy. Cormac engages with all energy related external stakeholders to ensure power security for Echelon’s clients.

Cormac is a mechanical energy engineer with over 15 years’ experience in energy generation and industrial utilities project development. Prior to joining Echelon he spent six years with Veolia Ireland in senior technical and energy roles. During his career, Cormac has advised large energy consumer industry clients throughout Ireland and UK and managed and grown demand side units in the single electricity market.

Cormac has experience working with large blue-chip corporations and has helped them to manage energy demand, achieve decarbonisation and improve power security.

Martin Murphy – Chairman

Martin has more than 30 years of International experience in the Technology and Telecommunications sectors. A former Managing Director and Chairman of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Ireland, Martin currently serves as Chairman of Ulster Bank and Board Member of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) – the agency which manages the assets and liabilities of the Government of Ireland.

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