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Who We Are 2018-03-14T13:01:02+00:00

OUR BUSINESS

Pure specialises in the design, build and operation of ‘White Label’ data centres for global clients. Our main market being the provision of infrastructure to IT service providers, telecommunications companies and financial services clients. Our goal is to become an integral part of our clients business to support the development of their business in new markets or locations.

Pure is privately owned and controlled by its management. Our major shareholders include Oaktree Capital Management, a global private equity company with c. USD 100 billion of assets under management, and the Investment and Development Office of the Government of Ras Al Khaimah. These investors provide the financial strength required to deliver projects of almost any scale and in any location* with a long-term view on returns allowing us to compete with in-house or self-build solutions.

We have a common vision for what we are trying to achieve and common values as to how we go about our business in terms of fairness, integrity and quality of service. Our strategy is to service underserved markets with leading edge, ultra-secure facilities. We are committed to global best practice in everything we do.

GLOBAL TEAM. WORLD CLASS RESULTS.

SIMON BERRILL

CHAIRMAN

Simon’s role is to act as an independent monitor, mentor and coach for the Pure team as well as an ambassador for the business seeking out new opportunities and partners.

MARTIN LYNCH

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Martin was the founder of Pure, and has over 30-years experience leading mission critical and development projects and businesses in the IT, Telecoms and outsourcing sectors.

PAUL HAMMETT

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Paul has 20-years experience across private equity, banking & senior management roles, and qualified at Arthur Andersen as a Chartered Accountant.

PAUL HOOD

GLOBAL OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Paul has more than 30-years’ experience in engineering operations, design and maintenance primarily at a senior level within the banking and finance sector and was previously Head of Engineering Operations, Europe and Middle East for Barclays.

DALE WILKINSON

SECURITY DIRECTOR

Dale has more than 25-years’ experience in security and risk management, spanning the military, policing and private sectors, ensuring life, critical infrastructure and live services within high risk environments are robustly safeguarded and controlled.

MARK SMITH

CUSTOMER SERVICES DIRECTOR

Mark began his career in the IT industry 35-years ago and manages in-life Customer Relationships for Pure. Mark brings a real-world perspective of customer requirements and operations as well as extensive market relationships.

CHARLES BLACKBURN

MANAGING DIRECTOR – OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT (UK) LLP

Charles’ career began in London at O’Connor Capital Partners, a real estate private equity opportunity fund manager and co-general partner, with J.P Morgan Partners, of the Peabody Group of real estate funds.

RAMESH VENKATARAMAN

INVESTMENT ADVISER, INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE (IDO), GOVERNMENT OF RAS AL-KHAIMAH

Ramesh Venkataraman is an adviser to IDO. He is currently on the boards of Wall Street Finance, RAKEZ, RAK Airport and Falcon Technologies.

LEE SMITH

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND TRAINING DIRECTOR

Lee has been operating IT infrastructure for more than 25 years. He has a wide range of experience, ranging from IT Operations and Engineering through to IT Infrastructure Management.

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