GIGA Data Centers was formed by a group of data center professionals, designers, and engineers who engineered the future of data center technology. Our goal is to improve our clients’ economic performance and impact on the environment by making modular data center technology available to everyone, not just hyper-scale companies.
Our mission is to make hyper-scale technology available to everyone.
Our team has been involved in the data center market for decades. We have designed, built and deployed modular data center technology for some of the largest and most technically advanced companies on the planet including AT&T, Microsoft, Southern California Edison, and the Department of Energy. We are now taking this technology and experience and making it available to all GIGA Data Center clients.
The GIGA Data Centers Leadership Team
Prior his current role, John worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the Investment Management Division where he provided strategic wealth management advice to executives and families. In his role at Goldman Sachs, Mr. McCallum was responsible for developing asset allocation strategies for his clients and is well versed in alternative asset classes including hedge funds, private equity and private real estate strategies.
Prior to working at Goldman Sachs, Mr. McCallum served as the CEO of several ventures in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Mr. McCallum also served as a Legislative Aide to the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the Honorable Newt Gingrich, in Washington, DC. During his time in Washington, John focused on budget, banking and tax issues.
Mr. McCallum completed his graduate studies at Harvard University obtaining a Master’s in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government. Mr. McCallum received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Washington and Lee University obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Commerce. While at Washington and Lee, Mr. McCallum was twice selected as an NCAA All-America football player and was a member of the Dean’s List.
John and his wife Heather are active in philanthropic and public service roles. For the past decade they have been involved with the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which provides hearing aids to indigent families around the world. Heather has served as an appointee in the past several Presidential administrations and most recently was appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate to serve on the Board of the National Council on Disability. John also served in the United States Naval Reserve and received an honorable discharge.
Mr. McCallum oversees numerous investments in public and privately held companies. He currently serves on the board of Vivex Biologics, Rapid Medical, CorMatrix Cardiovascular, High Performance Product Engineering, BACE Corporation, Steel Creek Galvanizing and Giga Data Centers. Past directorships include roles at Amendia (acquired by Kohlberg & Co.) and at AxoGen (NASDAQ: AXGN) among others.
John and Heather reside on Saint Simons Island, Georgia and have four boys John, James, Wilson and Liam.
Prior to GIGA, Rick worked for Corus360 as their Senior Solutions Architect, developing storage and cloud enterprise solutions. He worked with major vendors to develop proposed IT solutions, architect solution designs and oversee implementations on behalf of his clients. He has specific experience in Hyperconverged IT Systems (HCIS), storage solutions and backup, DR planning, as well as multiple cloud platforms and hypervisors. Prior to Corus360, he held multiple roles with Xerox, EMC, IBM, and consulting firms that served Bank of America, Duke Energy, and Wachovia/Wells Fargo.