IO is not a “me too” company. IO delivers a new IT architecture that enables our customers to use data center infrastructure in a new way.
Founded in 2007, IO is the worldwide leader in software-defined data center technology, services and solutions that enable businesses and governments to intelligently control their information.
Intelligent Control is the transformation of data to intelligence through analytics to enable more agile, reliable, secure, and sustainable organizations.
IO has collected billions of rows of meta-data over millions of hours of operation across a global, scale, standardized data center infrastructure footprint and curates this data to provide businesses and governments with the intelligence to make the right decisions about where, when, and how to deploy applications to their users.
CEO and Product Architect
For nearly two decades, George Slessman has been a technology visionary and leader. He has founded, built, and successfully exited multiple businesses in his career, creating over a billion dollars in equity value. George’s forte is disruption – inventing and synthesizing software, data and energy technologies in unique ways that have enabled the transformation of business and mission performance for over a thousand enterprises and organizations.
William Slessman serves as Chief Technology Officer/Chief Operating Officer of IO. In this capacity, he is directly responsible for global technology delivery, engineering and manufacturing. He has served as Chief Operating Officer from the Company’s inception in 2007 and leads all operations and technology development. Slessman has been an executive in the technology and data center industry for over 10 years, and has had responsibility for meeting the technology and service level needs for hundreds of enterprise and government customers. Prior to joining IO, Slessman co-founded and was COO of Sterling Network Services, LLC, a leading enterprise colocation services provider (sold in July 2006). Slessman has assisted some of the largest, most technologically dependent and demanding companies in applying advanced technologies to their businesses, including Reed Elsevier, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Toyota Financial Services and Heller Financial. Slessman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and Applied Sciences from Arizona State University.
Anthony Wanger serves as President of IO. In this capacity, Wanger directs the Company’s expansion and acquisition activities, oversees key transactions and the Company’s Legal, Ecosystem, Real Estate, and Risk Management functions. Wanger has led IO’s DCaaS expansion and development across the world. Prior to his involvement with IO, Wanger co-founded and managed Sterling Network Services, LLC, a leading enterprise data center services provider. Earlier in his career, Wanger was a private equity investor and served as Senior Vice President at Sterling Partners where he directed a variety of investments and transactions for the firm. Wanger graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Emory University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Boston University School of Law.
Michael Berry serves as IO’s Chief Financial Officer since October 1, 2013. Previously, Mr. Berry served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SolarWinds, Inc. (NYSE: SWI), an international provider of IT management software, from November 2011, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SolarWinds from March 2010. Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Accounting, and Chief Financial Officer of i2 Technologies, Inc., a supply chain management software and services company, from August 2005 to January 2010. Prior to this time, he served as Senior Vice President of Solutions Management, Development and Operations of The Reynolds and Reynolds Company, Inc., a provider of software and services to the retail automotive industry, from April 2005. He joined Reynolds and Reynolds in November 2003 as Senior Vice President of Services. Mr. Berry earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from Augsburg College, and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from the University of St. Thomas.
Executive Leader, Global Services
Adil Attlassy serves as Executive Leader, Global Services for IO. In this capacity, he is directly responsible for global operations and oversees IO’s global Data Center 2.0 strategy. Attlassy has spent the past 17 years in the telecommunications and data center industry, and has had responsibility for delivering solutions for global enterprise customers. Prior to joining IO, Attlassy held executive positions with Digital Realty Trust in the US, the UK and Singapore. Attlassy has supported the delivery of more than 500 megawatts of data center capacity across 64 data center sites in North America, Europe and APAC. In his most recent capacity, he managed data center development projects in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and Japan. He received a DUT from Institut Universitaire de Technologie, Mulhouse, France, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from California State University, Los Angeles and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management.
Karen Stein is General Counsel for IO. Ms. Stein oversees all legal and risk management functions of the Company. She holds a Juris Doctor, with Honors, from Emory University, an MBA from Loyola University with a concentration in Finance, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Maryland, where she graduated magna cum laude. She has practiced law since 1994, focusing on business transactions, licensing, and intellectual property. Before joining IO, Ms. Stein practiced at the Troutman Sanders law firm in Atlanta, Georgia, and served as the Assistant General Counsel for the PGA TOUR for ten years.
Chief Customer Officer
Bob Olson serves as Chief Customer Officer at IO. In this role, Mr. Olson will be focused on defining and aligning customer strategies and organizational excellence to drive customer led growth . Mr. Olson brings a wide range of executive and senior leadership experience within the high tech, telecommunications and financial services industries. He’s served for companies ranging from early stage start-ups to established billion dollar businesses.Prior to joining IO, Olson was Chief Customer Officer at The GoDaddy Group, Inc. where he was responsible for sales, professional services, customer marketing and support. Bob also served in leadership roles at Rearden Commerce, Intuit, Homestead Technologies and ING.
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Industry leading benefits, including:
- 100% employer-paid health benefits options for employees and 80% employer-paid health benefits options for their families
- Dental and vision coverage
- Matching 401K
- Aggressive PTO accrual and Open PTO programs
- Daily free lunches
- Free snacks and drinks
- Flexible work hours
- Team building activities and company-sponsored social events
Our culture is built on 4 core values:
- Engineering products and solutions
- Passion for innovation and change
- Communicate directly and effectively
- Execute and deliver for our customers
This is what makes you successful at IO.
At IO, we engineer data center solutions for the world’s largest enterprises, governments, and service providers. We are solving the foundational issues associated with the data center and have the privilege of working with some of the most respected brands on the planet to help them grow their businesses.
Passion is something you will sense as soon as you step through our doors. Our people want to be here. No one works at IO that shouldn’t be here. Everyone has a role and is clear on what they need to do. What we do here is exciting and we’re confident you will want to be part of it.
IO is a global company. We have people all over the world and effective communication is key to our success. We are honest and respect each other and are clear in what we expect from our co-workers.
At the end of the day, we have to execute and deliver – to each other, our partners, and especially our customers. Our ability to “get it done” is what sets us apart. We are a company of “do-ers”. No task is unimportant. If you share the IO.DNA then we’d love to have you join us.