Mr. Macricostas founded RagingWire in 2000 and served as the company's first CEO. In 2005, Mr. Macricostas was named Executive Vice Chairman and in 2011 was named Chairman of the Board of Directors. As one of the early proponents of the data center colocation industry he is a successful entrepreneur, and with two patents to his credit he is a technology innovator.
During his tenure, Mr. Macricostas led RagingWire to sustained profitability in the third year of operation during a very challenging and competitive business cycle following the end of the "dot-com bubble". He has grown the company to become an industry leader culminating in the investment of $350 million by NTT Communications in RagingWire in January 2014.
Previously, Mr. Macricostas was a Senior Vice President at Photronics, Inc., (NASDAQ:PLAB), a leading global supplier of photomasks to the semiconductor industry. He was responsible for all aspects of the company's IT infrastructure. Mr. Macricostas remains an active contributor to Photronics as a member of its Board of Directors.
Mr. Macricostas is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jane Goodall Institute, and was a finalist in the 2007 and 2009 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year program.more » « less