The Big Picture
From smart cars and mobile devices to 5G, gaming and everything connected to the Internet. From farms in the countryside to the most densely populated cities – there is a limitless need for technology infrastructure that reaches as close as possible to the end user it serves – defined as, ‘The Edge.’
We need to build technology infrastructure that’s as resilient, as fast and therefore as close to these users as possible.
Our infrastructure must travel the Last Mile – the critical distance between the technology service provider and the end user.
As the only comprehensive and accessible collection of deployment-ready physical assets, The Raeden Marketplace seamlessly connects tens of thousands of suitable real estate locations with the last-mile needs of those who build our technology infrastructure.
Raeden was founded in 2019 by veterans of the data center, telecommunications, and real estate industries.
Kari Schrader is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer of Raeden. Her expertise and extensive network in real estate are core to the firm’s inception and vision.
Prior to launching Raeden, Kari served as a First Vice President, Investments at CIM Group, a real estate and infrastructure investment firm with $30 billion of assets under management. She led the team that created CIM’s Opportunity Zone Fund and managed over $2 billion in real estate transactions.
Kari holds an A.B. in History from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Jason Green is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Operations Officer of Raeden. He brings 20 years of experience in technology infrastructure, successfully leading companies across the IT and Data Center industries.
Prior to launching Raeden, Jason held senior leadership positions with companies including Gap Inc., RagingWire, FusionStorm, Sentinel Data Centers, and Gexpro. A passionate entrepreneur, Jason co-founded PenData Solutions, Vantage Data Centers, and Element Critical, and has led numerous complex infrastructure projects through his consultancy practice.
Jason earned a B.A. in History from the University of California, Davis, and has achieved technical and compliance-based certifications across all facets of IT, telecom, and data center engineering.
Lorin Dorco is a Co-Founder of Raeden. He is an internationally recognized physical network architect and strategist who has led numerous complex design-build projects around the world.
Prior to launching Raeden, Lorin co-founded Mox Networks, a national long-haul fiber builder and operator primarily focused on hyperscaler and carrier clients. For 13 years, Lorin served as Chief Technology Officer of Sidera Networks, now part of Crown Castle, where he architected the regional fiber networks in Chicago, Boston, New York, and Ashburn.
Lorin designed and delivered high-profile projects for high-frequency trading purposes, including the creation of “Go West,” the lowest latency network topology for high-frequency trading between the Chicago Mercantile and Japan Stock Exchanges. He is the mastermind behind one of the first U.S. smart city projects – in Culver City, CA – and a gigawatt data center campus designed for hyperscalers and enterprises.
Lorin is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
As Vice President of Sales, Joe Alioto brings over 20 years of sales and consulting experience supporting customers in the telecom and IT services industry.
A solutions-focused customer advocate, Joe is recognized for solving complex technical and commercial challenges. He has helped customers surpass business objectives by leveraging a wide range of IT solutions including Infrastructure, colocation, hosted private cloud, disaster recovery, Managed Mobility Services, technology expense management, and advisory services across the world.
He has worked for leading IT service providers including Lucent Technologies, Qwest Communications (acquired by Lumen), Yipes (acquired by Reliance Globalcom), Sidera Networks (acquired by Crown Castle), Sungard, and Tangoe.
Joe holds a B.S. in Marketing from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Arsalan Barmand is Vice President of Real Estate and Head of Marketing. He brings over 12 years of experience in real estate technology (proptech) startups, international business development, and communications.
He most recently served as a Director of Sales Strategy and Operations at Belong, a Fifth Wall, A16Z, Battery, and GGV-backed residential real estate startup. Prior, he led Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at San Francisco-based cleantech company Carbon Lighthouse, where he worked closely with commercial real estate investors to improve energy efficiency across their portfolios.
Earlier in his career, Arsalan worked in technology commercialization and broadcast communications at the Qatar Foundation in Doha, and served on the business development team for CohnReznick’s Federal consulting practice in Washington, D.C.
Arsalan holds an M.Sc. in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A. in International Communications, cum laude, from The American University in Washington, D.C.
Jack Castell is Vice President of Finance. He brings over eight years of experience in investment banking and digital infrastructure corporate finance.
Prior to joining Raeden, Jack spent three years at STACK Infrastructure, a hyperscale data center developer, owner, and operator, after being hired as employee number three. During his time there, he co-led all capital markets activity with the CFO, helping to raise over $3.5B in new debt to support the expansion of the portfolio. Additionally, he was responsible for building development and underwriting models to support the growth of the business and worked regularly with IPI, the PE sponsor behind STACK, to support all reporting functions.
Jack spent time in his early career working in investment banking, focused on leveraged finance at SunTrust Robinson Humphrey in the TMT sector. He is an avid golfer with a passion for all things Indiana sports.
Jack holds a B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Corey Jacober is Vice President of Operations. He brings over a decade of business experience in technology, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate.
Prior to joining Raeden, Corey was Director of Global Operations for 365 Data Centers, a major data center and network services company, overseeing 22 data center locations and 65+ points of presence. He was also a member and manager from the Intellivest Group, a real estate investment company with investments in Colorado, New Mexico, Michigan, Texas, and Virginia.
Corey is a founding member of the Sales Enablement Society and serves as a board member of the Economic Development Authority for Greene County, VA where he works closely with local businesses and nonprofits to help foster economic development.
Jason Misicka is Senior Vice President Sales and Partnerships. He leverages 20 years of sales, business development, and consulting experience supporting Network and Technology deployments.
Jason has developed, operated, and commercialized traditional telecommunications assets and services up to and including municipal open access fiber networks and deployed smart city services. He has also acquired Rights-of-Way and constructed terrestrial network assets in support of data centers, edge network interconnect locations, and sub sea cable landings.
Jason has worked for leading network operators and IT service providers including Qwest Communications (acquired by Lumen), Presidio Networked Solutions, Sidera Networks (acquired by Crown Castle), and MOX Networks.
Jason holds a B.S. in Economics from Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL.
Jeff Motes is Senior Vice President, Sales and Partnerships. He brings over 20 years of sales experience in Network Infrastructure.
Jeff has successfully delivered Internet and Technology Infrastructure to the leading Hyperscale, Cloud, Fiber, and Content Delivery Networks, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, Google, IBM, Meta, Akamai, Fastly, Cloudflare, and Netflix.
Jeff most recently served as SVP, Hyperscale for Evoque, a portfolio company of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners. Effectively building the leading Evoque sales team and brand from scratch, he led commercial sales and leasing to Hyperscale, Content, and Network segments.
Jeff strategically identified the future needs of Hyperscale clients to achieve scaled energy solutions while eliminating non-Green energy generation sources, creating unprecedented alignment with Brookfield’s Green Energy portfolio companies. The adherence to understanding and delivering solutions for the most complex client needs led his teams to develop and formalize the largest contracts in the history of Evoque.
Prior to joining Evoque, Jeff served in sales and leadership roles Cologix, Level 3, Windstream, and AT&T.
Jeff holds a BS degree from Florida State University in Information Security.
Rick Talavera serves as Vice President of Software Engineering. He leads the development of the Raeden Marketplace and oversees all aspects of the company’s systems and technology management.
Over the last 15 years, Rick has built and managed engineering teams that develop the most advanced data center automation platforms in the industry. Prior to joining Raeden, he was the Senior Director of Software Engineering at INAP after it acquired SingleHop, where he served as Vice President of Engineering. Earlier in his career he was Chief Executive Officer at eServer Space, growing the Chicago startup into one of the largest privately managed hosting companies focused on high-traffic solutions.
Rick attended DePaul University in Chicago, IL, where he focused on Communications.
Max Victor is Managing Director and Head of Real Estate. Max leads the strategy and management of Raeden’s real estate partnerships.
Prior to joining Raeden in 2021, he served as Vice President at BentallGreenOak in Los Angeles, where he led national portfolio-wide telecom initiatives, acquisitions and asset management for the West Coast and Texas.
Max started his career at boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. in New York, where he covered mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and restructuring as an industry generalist. After Moelis, he joined real estate private equity firm CIM Group in Los Angeles, focusing on acquisitions.
Max attended the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, where he earned a
B.S. in Finance with a minor in Psychology.
Jon Ardrey has worked in brand and business strategy for the last 15 years, founding StoryDesign in 2009 to create bespoke brand and business strategy solutions without any creative execution or media channel bias.
Jon helps founders and executives put brand-powered strategies at the center of business decisions—moving brands beyond marketing and into action via the development of new product lines, service offerings, and growth initiatives.
Clients have included Google, Hulu, Warner Bros. Discovery, NBCUniversal, Sweetgreen, and JPMorganChase.
Jon specializes in innovation and business transition projects, helping companies develop brand architecture, build internal strategic teams, and implement insight and brand operational frameworks across business units. He also invests in and advises a number of emerging companies.
Jon was raised in Boston and is a graduate of Harvard University.
Michael Hoffmann currently serves as CEO of Prospective Partners, which he founded to identify, nurture, and launch over 25 first-time funds and emerging managers.
He has over 30 years of experience in the private markets identifying exceptional investment and operating talent to create leading future investment firms. Prior to Prospective, Michael founded and led Probitas Partners, a leading alternative investment placement and advisory firm. During his tenure, the firm raised over $85 billion for 100 fund managers.
Earlier in his career, Michael was a director in the Private Fund Group at Credit Suisse First Boston, Executive Vice President and board member of SSR Realty (now Blackrock), and served as a member of the Investment Committee for Metric (MetLife) and its affiliated funds.
Michael graduated with a B.A., an M.S. in Real Estate, and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the University of Wisconsin.
Jordan Lowe is the founder and CEO of Deft, a trusted managed IT service provider since 1999. Today, Jordan is responsible for the company’s global strategy and operations.
He served for 7 years as the President of nLayer Communications (acquired by Global Telecom & Technology Inc.), a leading provider of wholesale IP Transit, Data Transport, and Managed Networking Services in major markets throughout North America.
Jordan holds a B.F.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
John Murphy has been a partner at Prospective Advisors since 2021, continuing to capitalize on his investment advisory experience. He is also the COO for Probitas Partners, an alternative investment placement and advisory firm since 2011.
Prior to joining Probitas Partners, John was COO and Partner at U.S. Select Holdings, LLC (“USSH”), focusing on development of new real estate business lines and oversaw all aspects of company operations.
Prior to joining USSH, John served as CFO and Partner at MacFarlane Partners, an institutional real estate advisor, and Prometheus Real Estate Group, Inc. John has raised investment capital, developed new lines of business, restructured organizations, and developed and implemented strategic business initiatives. He began his career at KPMG and practiced as a CPA.
John graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.
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