Michael T. Sicoli is INAP's Chief Executive Officer. Mike joined INAP in October 2019 as President and Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to joining INAP, Mike served as Chief Financial Officer of GTT Communications Inc., a publicly-traded provider of cloud networking services to multinational clients. From 2013 to 2015, he served as principal of MTS Advisors, LLC, a consulting and advisory services firm he founded. From 2010 to 2013, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Sidera Networks, a fiber optic service provider that was merged with Lightower Fiber Networks in 2013. From 2005-2010, Mike served as Chief Financial Officer of RCN Corporation. Previously, Mike held various positions at Nextel Communications, Deloitte Consulting and Accenture. Additionally, Mike recently served as a director of Lumos Networks, a fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The College of William and Mary and an MBA from The University of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.
Richard P. Diegnan
EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Richard Diegnan leads INAP’s legal, regulatory and compliance functions. Rich has over 20 years of experience as an attorney representing a diverse group of clients including both private and public companies.
Prior to joining INAP, Rich was a partner at Diegnan & Brophy, LLC where his practice was concentrated in corporate counseling, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, real estate and commercial dispute resolution. He served as General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer to Travel Tripper LLC, a hotel web technology company and served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer to Broad Valley Micro Fiber Networks Inc., a fiber and wireless infrastructure services provider.
Rich was also a corporate attorney at McCarter & English, LLP and Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York City.
Rich holds a J.D. from the Seton Hall University School of Law, an M.B.A from Fairleigh Dickenson University and a B.S. from Providence College. Rich is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.
Senior Vice President, Operations
Mike Higgins leads INAP’s operations, service delivery and Network Operations Center teams. He is a seasoned executive with extensive business development, financial analysis, product management and leadership experience in the data center and telecommunications industries.
Mike most recently served as INAP’s senior vice president, data center services. Prior to that role, he served as senior vice president of sales for the East region, Inside Sales, and the Channel. Additionally, he led the solution engineering team responsible for creating technical customer environments that best utilized INAP’s portfolio of assets. Lastly, he was responsible for INAP’s data center migration strategy, which leveraged INAP’s existing flagship data centers and improved EBITDA margins.
Previously, he held the position of senior vice president of business development, where he drove technical customer solutions and customer retention strategies. In addition, Mike also served as INAP’s senior vice president of data center services and was responsible for colocation product management and data center design and engineering. In this role, he led the data center expansion strategy which doubled the size of INAP’s data center footprint across the nation. He joined INAP in January 2004 as vice president of financial planning and analysis.
Prior to INAP, Mike held numerous leadership roles in business operations, business development and finance over an 18-year career span at Verizon, last serving as vice president of business operations.
Mike holds a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Bridgeport.
Senior Vice President, Product & Technology
Jennifer Curry leads INAP’s product and technology groups. She is responsible for the architecture, infrastructure engineering and technical support of the company’s solutions, including bare metal, private cloud, managed hosting, third-party managed cloud and business continuity.
A tech thought leader committed to INAP’s mission of empowering IT transformations, Jennifer has 18 years of experience in the industry, with eight years leading teams in the hosting and cloud space. She most recently served as INAP’s Senior Vice President of Global Cloud Services. Prior to that role, she served as Vice President of Hosting and Managed Services.
Prior to INAP, Jennifer held several senior positions in the data center and telecommunications industries. She served as vice president of cloud at Zayo Group, vice president of systems engineering, implementations and IT at Latisys, and senior manager of software at Level 3 communications.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Jackie Coats leads INAP’s Human Resources team. In this role, she puts her passion for helping employees and leaders unlock their potential and accomplish goals to good use. Her ability to drive meaningful organizational change enables INAP’s global workforce to deliver on commitments to customers, partners and our communities.
Throughout her 25-year career, Jackie held leadership positions with Nextel Communications, Sprint and Time Warner Cable. She most recently served as president of Innovative Human Resources, where she enabled team collaboration through workshops and training, executive advisement and HR transformation. She has also held long-term contract roles with Rackspace, leading the company’s executive search function, GTT as a senior HR leader and Kastle Systems International LLC as Chief Human Resources Officer. Additionally, she has developed and led mentoring and diversity and inclusion initiatives throughout her career.
Jackie holds a BS in Merchandising and Marketing from Radford University. She is an active board member of Women in Cable Telecommunications, is a SHRM member and skilled facilitator in Myers Briggs, Strengths and DiSC assessments. She is a Northern Virginia native and is married with two daughters and two Labrador dogs.
Senior Vice President, Finance, Corporate Development & Treasury
Joe DuFresne leads the strategic and financial analyses and execution of inorganic activities including merger and acquisitions, joint-ventures, strategic partnerships, divestitures and other business combinations across INAP’s global footprint. Joe is an experienced corporate finance practitioner with more than 25 years of operating company and investment banking experience.
Prior to INAP, Joe was the CEO and CFO at Broad Valley Micro Fiber Networks, a fiber and wireless infrastructure provider serving the Mid-Atlantic. Joe also spent more than a decade in investment banking where he focused on the telecommunications sector with a focus on infrastructure businesses, including metro fiber and data center-related businesses. Over the course of his banking career, Joe executed a broad array of debt and equity financings and buy and sell-side M&A transactions in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Joe was a member of the media and telecom investment banking groups at UBS and Oppenheimer & Co. and began his banking career in the telecom group at Deutsche Bank Securities.
Joe started his career at UOP, a process technology licensor for the petrochemical and oil and gas industries. While at this company, he lived and worked outside the U.S., including time in Europe, Russia, Asia, South America and Africa in various roles from technical service to project sales.
Joe holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Montana State University.
Vice President of International Sales
Roberto Montesi leads INAP International, and is responsible for sales, facilities, support, provisioning and operations. He also oversees web and VPS hosting provider Funio, an INAP company.
Roberto brings 15 years of management and leadership experience in telecommunications, information technology, solution selling and customer support. Previously, Roberto held numerous sales and support positions at INAP and iWeb, an INAP company, including general manager of iWeb and senior director of sales. Prior to INAP and iWeb, Roberto led support teams at telecommunications companies Look Communications and Videotron, and oversaw call center builds for Optimal Service Group and Ingenico.
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