Management team

COLO-D’s major strength is that we only work with skilled and reputed professionals with an exceptional track record, many of whom have years and years of experience with the industry’s biggest players. Thanks to these team members, we have built a company with exceptional skills that has staked out a dominant position in its market in just a few years.

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Patrick David

President and Chief Executive Officer

Patrick David is the founder and CEO of COLO-D. His responsibilities include the development of the overall vision, strategic planning and execution of the company’s ambitious business plan. In addition, Patrick works diligently to maintain COLO-D’s reputation of excellence in innovation, operations alongside customers and partners. Patrick David has been involved in the data center industry for over 15 years and is a pioneer in the development of large-scale data centers in Canada. Patrick has also worked as an international commercial real estate consultant at a subsidiary of the Caisse de Depot et Placement du Québec and as an attorney at a major law firm. Patrick holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from UQAM in Montreal and a law degree from the University of Montreal. He is a member of the Quebec Bar.

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Daniel Laurin, P. Eng.

Executive Vice President, Engineering and Client Solutions

Daniel Laurin is responsible for designing and building customized data centre environments. Daniel brings his extensive expertise to COLO-D’s clients who benefit from tailor-made solutions created to address their specific needs.  He is also the liaison between the client and operations facilitating a thorough understanding of the requirements and maximizing customer satisfaction. After a successful career within IBM’s data centre construction department, he co-founded and led, for over 20 years, one of Canada’s first engineering firms with the expertise in data centres to develop, design and build sites across Canada.  His clients included Rogers, Telus and Fido. This rich experience made him one of Canada’s leading experts on data centre realization. Daniel graduated from McGill University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and is a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec.

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Sébastien Pelletier, CPA, CA, CVA, MBA

Vice President, Finance, Administration and Quality

Sébastien Pelletier oversees the finances and administrative functions of the company, as well as, the certification and compliance programs to which COLO-D adheres. He brings over 15 years of financial management experience having worked with businesses experiencing rapid growth. During the past seven years, Sébastien headed the financial departments of high growth companies in technology and distribution sectors. Prior, he worked as an investment banker for Scotia Capital, leading both M&A and corporate finance assignments and in Private Equity at Caisse de Dépot et Placement du Québec, where he participated in direct investments totalling over a billion dollars. Additionally, he advised healthcare and technology related companies as a strategy consultant at Arthur D. Little in Boston. Sebastien graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce from HEC Montréal and with a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from McGill University. He is also a Canadian Certified Public Accountant (CPA, CA) and Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA).

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Roman Kowalczyszyn, P. Eng.

Vice President, Client Operations

Roman Kowalczyszyn is responsible for managing COLO-D’s relationship with its major clients. Roman is the perfect interface for COLO-D’s clients as he has more than 25 years of experience in the management and operation of data centres for major corporations in Canada and has developed a unique expertise in understanding of clients expectations. Previously, he spent 10 years as the National Data Centre Manager for Telus. He has also worked with many companies to convert their business strategy to technological requirements for state of the art data centres for clients across Canada. Roman graduated in electrical engineering from Queen’s University. He is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and AFCOM, an organization dedicated to continuous learning and exchange between data centre managers and other professionals involved with data centres.

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Michel Côté, P.Eng., EMBA, ATD

Vice President, Operations and Telecommunications

Michel Côté’s main role is to oversee COLO-D’s data centre operations, including data centre infrastructure, information technology, security, telecommunications, as well as, COLO-D’s service level agreements with its clients. With over 25 years of data centre and telecommunication network experience, both domestically and internationally, he excels in both operations and the management of complex projects. He led the design and implementation of large data centres in Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba. Previously, he also held important positions at Nortel Networks in Europe and Bell Canada. Michel holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Laval University, an EMBA from CIREM-HEC Montréal, and is member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. He is also a member of the Associations of Professional Engineers of Ontario and Manitoba and is an accredited Tier III Data Centre Designer from the Uptime Institute.

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Guy Bugeaud

Vice President, Strategic Sales

A seasoned manager who has worked in the information technology industry for more than 25 years, Guy Bugeaud has held a number of management positions and is highly regarded for his hosting services expertise. From colocation and outsourcing to hosting and ecommerce, Guy is adept at recommending solutions to his clients that best meet their technological and financial needs. During his career, he has headed a number of major transactions and has contributed to significant sales growth among a range of data centre solutions providers in Canada, including Bell Canada and CGI. As Vice President, Strategic Sales at COLO-D, Guy is responsible for coordinating the company’s sales efforts.

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Marc Creel

Director, International Sales

A seasoned specialist who focuses on results, Marc Creel is a high-level sales professional with more than 20 years of experience in telecommunication, information technology and cloud computing industries. He is responsible for COLO-D sales in the United States and Asia. Marc has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University Long Beach and has devoted his career to being at the cutting edge of communication technologies. He has been based in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Los Angeles and New York where he designed, sold and built next-generation networks for major clients throughout North America. Specializing in SIP, MPLS, VoIP and IP VPNs, he can build efficient and effective networks that increase productivity and maximize cost-effectiveness. Marc’s expertise in data centres and cloud computing is recognized and in high demand. He enables corporate clients to advance their goals with confidence and precision.

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