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Steve Delo

DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES ENGINEERING

Steve Delo is the Director of Engineering at NCDC 603 and is responsible for all electrical, mechanical, cooling and fire suppression systems. He has extensive experience with data center systems and operations. For 15 years prior to joining NCHC, Steve provided various electrical and general engineering services to many different mission critical facilities. His customers included multi-tenant data centers as well as fortune 500 companies providing field service, commissioning, training, and ongoing management services. For 10 years he was responsible for the day to day operations of the power systems division of Lionheart Engineering, a Chicago based engineering company delivering critical services 24/7 to customers locally, nationally, and internationally. Steve graduated top in his class from the US Navy’s advanced electronics school and spent many years supporting fighter squadron operations aboard US Navy aircraft carriers in the Arabian Gulf. Steve is also a Certified Data Center Design Professional (CDCDP).

Darrell Budic

DIRECTOR OF NETWORK OPERATIONS

Darrell is a network engineering veteran who brings invaluable experience and expertise developed over his 25 years in the space. He has direct experience in designing and implementing complex networks and early in his career was the co-founder of Ivory Tower Information Systems, the second internet service provider (ISP) in Madison, WI. He was later the primary network architect of Intranet, which acquired Ivory Tower, and assumed senior network leadership roles at Chorus Networks which ultimately acquired Intranet. He has designed and managed network services to organizations serving over 40,000 entities. Mr. Budic also serves as COO of United Internet Exchange, LLC (“United IX”), and a multi-facility peering fabric which has a point of presence in New Continuum’s West Chicago data center.

Meredith Schuler

FINANCIAL AND STRATEGIC OPERATIONS MANAGER

Meredith Schuler is the Financial and Strategic Operations Manager and helps direct the company’s financial and strategic planning, research, analysis, sales and implementation.  She has significant experience crafting and delivering integrated and effective accounting and financial plans, having held positions in both the public and private sectors. She has held roles as an accountant at Grant Thornton, one of the top organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms in the world, as a Senior Accountant at Aquascape Designs, and as as an accounting manager for a national media company. She earned her Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in Accountancy from Elmhurst College, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University.

Austin Kennedy

NOC MANAGER

Austin Kennedy manages all aspects of New Continuum’s Network Operations Center including staffing, training, and customer communications. He brings a diverse background with expertise in project management as well as strong customer relationship management skills. Prior to joining New Continuum, Austin managed multi-million dollar real estate and construction portfolios, as well as a corporate events and services business. Austin was raised in Rhode Island and completed his undergraduate studies at Florida State University, where his majored in Finance. He has completed additional post-graduate coursework in Network Assurance with a concentration in Forensics and has received Juniper JNCIA certification. Austin is an avid sports fan and advocates for rescue dogs. He lives in St. Charles, IL with his wife and two dogs.

Jason Diebold

FACILITIES MANAGER

Jason Diebold is the Facilities Manager at New Continuum Data Center. Jason uses his 12 years of experience in the critical power industry to maintain and operate all of the various cooling and electrical applications onsite. Prior to joining NCHC, Jason was a Senior Field Service Technician working with Unified Power and Lionheart Engineering/Telcom division, providing 24/7 maintenance to many data center and critical power customers throughout the Midwest. While at Lionheart, he was responsible for the engineering and design of numerous telecom build-outs supporting the growth and expansion of Verizon Wireless in the upper Wisconsin area. Jason attended the College Of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL and Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, IL. While not working, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 daughters, and Great Dane. He is also actively involved as a school board member in the district and town of Somonauk IL where he grew up.

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Company history

April 2018
New Continuum Adds Cooling Capacity
New Continuum adds 350T of cooling capacity.
July 2017
New Continuum Increases Critical Load
New Continuum increases critical load by 5X.
March 2016
United IX Completes Fiber Ring
United IX adds two additional points of presence (POP) in metro Chicago.
May 2015
United IX is formed
United IX establishes first points of presence (POP) in NCDC 603 and 350 Cermak.
April 2015
NCDC 603 Final Commissioning
NCDC 603 receives final commissioning report from primary integration services.
January 2015
NCDC 603 Phase 1 Completed
Initial 20,000 square feet of computer space and 3.2 MW of UPS.
July 2013
New Continuum Holdings Corporation Founded
New Continuum commences construction on its flagship NCDC 603 facility.