our mission

Our data centers provide tailored solutions for our customers that:

Increase flexibility without jeopardizing availability

Not all workloads have the same uptime requirements. Our electrical system architecture and energy management system allow us to deliver continuous power when needed and more elastic power for flexible AI training models and other forms of batch computing.

Reduce stress on and provide support to the electrical grid

Rapid data center growth has strained the grid in key markets. Our energy optimization approach allows us to change this paradigm by collaborating with utilities to offer grid support, without compromising our customers’ needs.

Reduce carbon emissions

By replacing fossil fuel-based generators with intelligently managed batteries, our power orchestration technology allows us to operate our data centers more sustainably.

We build innovative and flexible data centers that meet the computing needs of today and adapt as they evolve tomorrow.

Our team has experience designing and delivering data centers and computing infrastructure at and for the world’s largest hyperscalers.

We've previously led the architecting, developing, and scaling of data center portfolios for hyperscalers across four continents.

150+

Years of shared expertise building data infrastructure at scale.

3+GW

Of data center capacity delivered and managed across our team.

Key Functional Leads

Chief Executive Officer

Nelson Abramson

Nelson Abramson

Nelson is the CEO of Verrus. He brings more than two decades of experience in overseeing data center infrastructure and large-scale distributed software systems.

Prior to joining Verrus, Nelson served as the Global Head of Infrastructure for X (formerly Twitter), where he led the company’s 285-person infrastructure team globally. Nelson previously worked at Google for 20 years, including 10 years working with data centers, servers, storage, and networks and 10 years building Google’s own resource management systems that span supply chain to cloud. While at Google, he also oversaw data center site selection, global infrastructure deployments, and new product integration.

Nelson earned his bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Union College and his MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business.

chief technology officer

Anand Ramesh

Anand Ramesh

Anand is the CTO of Verrus. He brings infrastructure experience across data center engineering, energy, and software product management.

Prior to joining Verrus, Anand was the Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology for EdgeConneX, a global data center provider. Anand previously worked for Google for 14 years, including serving as the technical lead for advanced technology and innovation for Google’s data center division. In this role, he oversaw Google’s data center architecture and technology roadmap.

Anand earned his bachelor of engineering degree from Government College of Engineering, Pune; his master of science degree in materials engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park; and his PhD in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Commercial

Jeff Monroe

Jeff Monroe

Jeff is a distinguished leader in the data center industry with more than 30 years of professional management and leadership experience.

Prior to joining Verrus, Jeff led Verne Global, a pioneering sustainable data center developer, as CEO for 12 years.

Before Verne Global, Jeff co-founded DuPont Fabros Technology's wholesale data center business, where he served as Managing Director, pioneering the implementation of the wholesale operational model for customers such as Microsoft, Google, and Meta. Prior to his tenure at DuPont Fabros, Jeff held senior leadership roles at AboveNet Communications, including Vice President of Real Estate, Design, and Construction, as well as Director of Operations.

Supply Chain

Donna Gilbert

Donna Gilbert

Donna brings more than 20 years of supply chain leadership to her role.

Most recently, Donna served as Meta’s Director of Global Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Operations where she led OEM/ODM sourcing, new product operations, planning, and inventory management for Meta’s cloud infrastructure. During her tenure at Meta, Donna enabled significant growth of AI, Compute, Networking, and Storage capacity to meet Meta’s aggressive AI hardware and critical capacity needs.

Prior to joining Meta, Donna held a series of senior supply chain roles at Cisco and Apple.

Engineering

Jimmy Clidaras

Jimmy Clidaras

Jimmy has over 20 years experience with data centers and was previously a Distinguished Engineer at Google. He is the founder of Google's Data Center R&D, Data Center Engineering, Platforms Mechanical Engineering, and Platforms Infrastructure Engineering teams, responsible for power, cooling, embedded software, and construction. Jimmy led the design of multiple gigawatts and multiple generations of Google's infrastructure.

He holds over 90 patents in the area of data center infrastructure.

Product Development

Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler

Ben brings over two decades of experience designing, managing, and scaling infrastructure optimization platforms that unlock efficiencies and accelerate innovation.

Prior to joining Verrus, Ben was the Director of Data Center Engineering, Operations, and Capacity Management at X (formerly Twitter), during which time he oversaw the company’s global server footprint and capacity rebalancing strategy. Previously, Ben held leadership roles responsible for infrastructure product development and program management at Twitter, YouTube, Google, and IBM Microelectronics.

LEGAL

Sue Cheung

Sue Cheung

Sue brings more than 20 years of experience in commercial and technology legal matters. Sue previously worked on Microsoft's Cloud Infrastructure and Data Center Advanced Development legal team for over 9 years and supported data center R&D, site selection, government incentives, energy, and other legal matters.

Sue received her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa, her Master of Law in Science and Technology from Stanford Law School, and her MBA from University of Dallas.

Talent Acquisition

Michael Shaw

Michael Shaw

Michael brings over 25 years of experience in talent acquisition as a recruiter and hiring leader.

Earlier in his career, he co-founded S4 Partners and then spent the last 18 years working as a Global Talent Acquisition leader at Google and Meta. Throughout his career, Michael has overseen global hiring efforts across many disciplines including engineering, infrastructure, and consumer products, notably leading the hiring for Google’s first Chromebook team. More recently at Meta, he scaled the Network Engineering and Meta Connectivity teams.

Advisory Board

Christian Belady

Christian led Microsoft’s data center strategy and served as Distinguished Engineer over a 16-year career with the hyperscaler.

Gary Demasi

Gary leads Google’s global data center energy and location strategy and site selection organization, ranging from third-party wholesale colocation to large greenfield development projects.

Peter Gross

Peter is a pioneer in data center innovation and previously held senior leadership roles at EYP Mission Critical, HP, and Bloom Energy.

Joseph Kava

Joseph is responsible for the design, engineering, construction, operations, and sustainability of Google's global data centers.

Adam Wierman

Adam is a professor at the California Institute of Technology and a leader in software optimization methodologies, including a focus on data center sustainability.

Verrus is a SIP company.

Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP) is pioneering the future of infrastructure by building innovative tech-enabled infrastructure companies and projects that deliver positive social and environmental impact.

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We’re excited to partner with you to build innovative, flexible, and sustainable data centers that meet your computing needs today and adapt as those needs evolve tomorrow.