Peter Alquist

Peter Merrens - CEO

Peter was formerly a Director with Cisco Systems, Head of European Sales & Group Commercial Director for Perot Systems (now Dell Services) and spent his formative years consulting with McKinsey & Co in the UK, Denmark & the US.

From being a founder member of McKinsey & Co's technology practice in the 80's & 90's to driving sales for a technology service provider, Peter has developed deep experience in sales, business strategy, technology transformation and the art of the possible in data centres.  


Toby Burton - Founder & Chairman

Toby was formerly Vice President at Cisco Systems and Associate Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Recruited in 1999 to build up Cisco’s European consulting organisation, 

Toby subsequently led new product development for Cisco’s 10,000 person, $1bn Global Headquarters East campus in Bangalore, India, reporting directly to Cisco’s Deputy CEO. 



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Neil Spence-Jones – Founder & CFO 

Neil was formerly CFO of start-up set top box company Amino Ltd, one of Cambridge’s most successful hi-tech flotations. Amino raised over £6 million of VC funding, and floated on AIM for more than £60 million. Neil’s most recent start up designed and built control systems for state-of-the-art energy efficient homes.




Andrew Jones – Founder & CTO

Andrew founded and sold one of the UK’s largest pre-terminated fibre businesses, with the data centre segment as a major customer. Andrew subsequently founded Alquist Consulting, which since 2003 has become a global leader in supplying control software and services for fibre-optic based temperature measurement in the oil and gas and power distribution sectors. Andrew leads Celsius new product development, and manages Alquist’s software and services offerings.


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