Our Team—Experienced and Tenured
We’ve cultivated a tenured, highly-trained staff of engineers, electricians and developers who share our corporate commitment to a high level of quality. Our team members stay with us for the long haul—our first hire is still part of the team 16 years later—because they believe in our quality-driven approach.
Carolyn Yokubaitis, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
Ron Yokubaitis, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
It was 1994 – the early days of the Internet – when Carolyn Yokubaitis and Ron Yokubaitis embarked upon an entrepreneurial adventure and co-founded Texas.net, one of the first 50 ISPs in the US, in response to the lack of Internet access options for those who were not a student or government employee.
Offering data storage and server functionality since its inception in 1994, the business has grown and evolved into a multi-faceted company, developing and operating multiple Internet-related businesses including a global Usenet Newsgroups service with subscribers in more than 195 countries, maintaining several petabytes of data storage.
To this day, Data Foundry’s subsidiary Texas.net is an active ISP still owned, operated and managed by Carolyn and Ron. Carolyn and Ron are active co-CEOs for Data Foundry, and also serve as members on the board of directors for Data Foundry.
Edward Henigin, Chief Technical Officer
In his 16 years with Data Foundry, Ed has held a variety of positions. From first line tech support to customer service, system administration and network administration, he covered any role and task that needed to be done in order to get Data Foundry off the ground. Ed has been programming since age 11. Soon after graduating college with a physics degree, he met the Yokubaitis family online, and learned they were starting an ISP in San Antonio. With a desire to be involved, Ed came on board at the company’s infancy in 1994 as employee #1. Ed is also a shareholder.
Mark Noonan, Vice President of Sales
With over 11 years of tenure at Data Foundry, Mark joined the company in 2000 as an Account Executive. Mark had prior experience in the enterprise data center sector working in Dell’s enterprise sales group. During his time at Data Foundry, Mark became the first and only Vice President of Sales for Data Foundry.
Cameron Wynne, Vice President of Operations
Cameron began at Data Foundry as a Data Center technician nearly 10 years’ ago. Previously, Cameron worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Consultant in the New World Networks practice and as a Sr. Consultant with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Throughout his time at Data Foundry, Cameron has held a number of positions including Network Manager, Operations Manager and Director of Operations. In 2007 he was promoted to Vice President of Operations and is now responsible for managing and operating Data Foundry’s data center portfolio. Recently, Cameron played a major role in the development and design of Data Foundry’s flagship data center, Texas 1. In 2012, Cameron was named AFCOM’s Data Center Manager of the Year, an award recognizing IT leaders whose qualities embody innovation, organization, versatility and ambition.
Shane Menking, President and CFO
Shane was first introduced to Texas.net in 1996 as an Internet service subscriber. While working as an auditor for Arthur Andersen, he led the engagement team that completed Texas.net’s financial statement audits during 1998 and 1999. He joined the company in February 2000, serving a role with a primary focus on Data Foundry’s business development. Prior to rejoining the company in 2005 as President and Chief Financial Officer, Shane served as President and Chief Financial Officer of USOL Holdings, Inc. (d/b/a US Online) from February 2001 through March 2005. While at US Online, Shane organized a management-led reorganization and sale of the company. Following the wind-down of US Online, he immediately jumped at the opportunity to return to Data Foundry and work with the Yokubaitis family.