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Chris James

Christoffer has a background in the finance industry and comes from a long history of success in real estate management. He plays a key role in Datacates' stability in both the physical, facilities and financial elements of the company. The company and its partners rely on his technical and financial knowledge as we continue to grow. Additionally, Chris is head of Datacate's technology unit, and as such is tasked with continuously improving, competitiveness and deploying the latest systems. .

As a business owner for over 10 years, he owns the financial and infrastructure acumen needed to ensure success. Chris resides in Antelope, CA with his wife and two children.

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Joshua Hovinga

VP of Operations
Joshua brings his experience and proficiency with project management to his role as Datacate's Operations Chief. His keen attention to detail allows the entire team to focus on their granular requirements while he handles the ``big picture``. His focus on communication with the client and overall efficiency in processing ensures clients will have a positive experience which they will remember long after the project completion.

Joshua holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from University of California, Davis and resides in Antelope, CA with his wife.

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Edward LaFrance

VP of Business Development
In 1997, Ed started New Media, an Internet services company offering web hosting, colocation, e-Commerce programming and payment processing services. As the business evolved, colocation and Internet bandwidth became a major focus, and eventually New Media was transformed into Connex Internet Services Inc, a colocation and Internet transit provider serving five regional US markets and beyond.

In January of 2014, Datacate and Connex merged into one company, with Ed taking on full-time sales and marketing duties. The new Datacate gained a more diverse client base and multi-site capability. While continuing to serve the needs of the colocation marketplace, Ed and his colleagues at Datacate are forging ahead into the decentralized future of a virtual and cloud-based computing universe.

Ed and his wife live in Rancho Cordova.

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Damon Brown

Solutions Sales and Consulting
Damon has been developing B2B applications for desktop, web and mobile platforms since the mid-1990's. In 1999, Damon founded Technicate Solutions, and applications development company that continues to thrive to today. In 2012, Damon was named president of Datacate to provide this same dedication and commitment to growth and success. Damon's goal for Datacate is to maintain its specialized focus status while providing unparalleled service to our clients.

Damon graduated from CSU San Marcos in 2002 with a degree in Computer Science and a US Navy veteran. He resides in Fair Oaks, CA with his wife and 2 children.