OnRamp’s Leadership Team

Lucas Braun

CEO

Lucas is responsible for OnRamp’s sales, marketing, business development and strategy. Lucas and Ryan Robinson led a group of investors in acquiring OnRamp through Brown Robin Capital, a private investment firm formed to make long-term investments in established, profitable businesses in growing industries. Prior to founding Brown Robin Capital, Lucas worked as a consultant for Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman). At Mercer Management, Lucas led and worked on numerous board level strategy and operations engagements for companies in the technology and media sectors as a part of the Communications, Media and Technology (CMT) practice. Lucas holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a BA in Government from Dartmouth College.

Lucas Braun

Ryan Robinson

Chairman & President

Ryan is responsible for OnRamp’s operations, finance and customer service. Ryan and Lucas Braun led a group of investors in acquiring OnRamp through Brown Robin Capital, a private investment firm formed to make long-term investments in established, profitable businesses in growing industries. Prior to founding Brown Robin Capital, Ryan worked for Aero Logistics, where he managed a wide variety of operational areas. Ryan also spent many years working as an investment professional at Farallon Capital Management. At Farallon, Ryan managed $250 million of public and private investments in the energy and business services sectors, overseeing the investment process from investment sourcing to the eventual sale. Ryan holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He received a BS in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated cum laude.

Ryan Robinson

Chad Kissinger

Founder

Chad is responsible for key product development initiatives and general technology leadership. Since founding OnRamp in 1994, Chad has driven the growth and business model evolution of the company from a start-up ISP to an established provider of Data Center services. Chad is actively involved in all aspects of OnRamp’s technology platform and product development including high security hosting, disaster recovery, electrical systems design and operation, computing footprint strategy and implementation, and Managed Hosting. Prior to founding OnRamp, Chad worked in the office of the Texas Secretary of State and for Motorola as a Semiconductor Production Operator. Chad is a former member of the United States Marine Corps, where he was awarded the Marine of the Year Award at Naval Air Station, Cecil Field, Florida in 1989. Chad attended the University of Texas at Austin. Chad is an active member of the Central Texas Angels Network (CTAN).

Chad Kissinger

Bobby Boughton

Vice President, Sales

Bobby is responsible for developing and executing OnRamp’s sales strategy. With over a decade of experience in Data Center services, Bobby has a proven track record of leading high performance sales teams and organizations. Prior to joining OnRamp, Bobby held the position of Vice President of Sales at Hostway Corporation. Before Hostway, Bobby held several key positions in the sales organization at Rackspace, helping the company grow from $5 million in revenue to over $1 billion in revenue. A key accomplishment while at Rackspace was his instrumental leadership in the launch and success of Rackspace’s Austin office. Earlier in his career, Bobby was a successful entrepreneur, building and running Cyto Specialty Laboratories, a laboratory testing business. Bobby holds a BBA in Accounting and Business Data Systems from The University of Texas at San Antonio.

Bobby Boughton

Jack D’Angelo

Vice President, Finance, Corporate Development

Jack is responsible for OnRamp’s financial accounting and reporting, its relationships with providers of outside capital, and its M&A efforts within the data center services industry. Prior to joining OnRamp in 2012, D’Angelo served as an analyst at Millennium Partners, multi-strategy New York-based hedge fund where he helped manage a $400M long/short equity portfolio. D’Angelo has also worked as an investment banker at Citigroup, where he focused on M&A in the Power and Utility sector. Jack holds a BA in History from Dartmouth College.

Jack D'Angelo

Matt Hammons

Vice President, Operations

As Vice President of Operations, Matt is responsible for data center engineering & operations, hardware design & configuration, networking, infrastructure services, supply chain, and customer support. Formerly with Rackspace Hosting, Matt deployed global monitoring systems and was responsible for the buildout of a data center in Sydney, Australia and the migration of over 1,000 customers from their closing Herndon, Virginia data center. Prior to Rackspace, Matt held senior leadership roles at Avanade and Accenture, providing system implementation leading infrastructure operations for Accenture’s Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership services organization. Matt started his career as an engineer at Dell. Matt holds a Master of Science degree in Information Systems from Texas A&M University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Matt Hamons

Kirk Wright

Vice President, Marketing

Kirk is responsible for all of OnRamp’s demand generation, market positioning, product marketing, and branding. Most recently, Kirk served as Vice President of Marketing and Client Services at Saffire®, an award-winning SaaS provider. Prior to this role, Kirk served as Director of Marketing for Hewlett-Packard (HP), helping to launch HP Cloud Services by directing all facets of product marketing, analyst relations, public relations and interactive marketing for their initial public cloud offerings. In addition to his background at HP, Kirk was Director of Marketing at Rackspace leading demand generation, as well as retention and development marketing, and has held several marketing leadership positions with Dell and Intel. Kirk holds an MBA from The Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Kirk Wright

Yi Zhang

Chief Architect

Yi is responsible for Onramp’s Data Center architecture and technology/engineering strategies. Prior to joining Onramp, Yi held executive technology positions at the State of Texas, Southwestern Bell and AT&T. Yi also worked at Cisco Systems where he helped establishing and integrating data center networking products and solutions. Yi holds several US patents and a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Yi Zang

Ryan Robinson

Chairman

Ryan is responsible for OnRamp’s operations, finance and customer service. Ryan and Lucas Braun led a group of investors in acquiring OnRamp through Brown Robin Capital, a private investment firm formed to make long-term investments in established, profitable businesses in growing industries. Prior to founding Brown Robin Capital, Ryan worked for Aero Logistics, where he managed a wide variety of operational areas. Ryan also spent many years working as an investment professional at Farallon Capital Management. At Farallon, Ryan managed $250 million of public and private investments in the energy and business services sectors, overseeing the investment process from investment sourcing to the eventual sale. Ryan holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He received a BS in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated cum laude.

Ryan Robinson

Lucas Braun

Board Member

Lucas is responsible for OnRamp’s sales, marketing, business development and strategy. Lucas and Ryan Robinson led a group of investors in acquiring OnRamp through Brown Robin Capital, a private investment firm formed to make long-term investments in established, profitable businesses in growing industries. Prior to founding Brown Robin Capital, Lucas worked as a consultant for Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman). At Mercer Management, Lucas led and worked on numerous board level strategy and operations engagements for companies in the technology and media sectors as a part of the Communications, Media and Technology (CMT) practice. Lucas holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a BA in Government from Dartmouth College.

Lucas Braun

John Fowler

Board Member

John is co-founder and CEO of Kezar Life Sciences, drug discovery and development company focused on the treatment of autoimmune diseases. Over the course of his career John has been a CEO, investor and board member in a wide range of businesses. Most recently, John was the CEO of HealthCPA, a provider of medical billing and insurance claim management services. HealthCPA was sold in December 2014 to Adreima. Previously, John was CEO of Aero Logistics, a third-party logistics company he acquired in 2003 and sold in 2007 after growing it five-fold and expanding nationwide. John is also a Managing Director of Montebello Holdings, an investment partnership he founded along with his long-time business partner, Josh Greenberg. He received both his A.B. in International Relations and his M.B.A. from Stanford University.

John Fowler

Mike Smerklo

Board Member

Mike is currently founder of his own investment firm, True North Ventures. Prior to this, he bought a small technology services company, ServiceSource, and ran it as CEO and Chairman for over 11 years, taking it from small startup to public company (SREV) with over 3,000 employees around the world. Prior to that, he was one of the first employees at a pioneer cloud services company called Opsware (then Loudcloud), that also went public. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Mike had jobs in investment banking and public accounting. He has his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School were graduated with honors. He received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Mike Smerklo

Jim Wilder

Board Member

Jim is a Partner at Housatonic Partners, a private equity firm founded in 1994 and focused on investing in growth business services companies. Since joining Housatonic’s Boston office in 2001, he has led several of the firm’s investments in communications, software, and related services businesses. Jim has over 15 years of private equity investment experience. Prior to joining Housatonic, he was an Associate with The Beacon Group, a private equity firm acquired by JP Morgan Chase in 2000, and he previously worked in the Media and Telecommunications group at Lehman Brothers. Jim is a graduate of Princeton University and the Harvard Business School. He serves on the non-profit Boards of The Association for Corporate Growth and New Directions for Women.

Jim Wilder