Megaport appoints IT ace Jim Brinksma to the executive as CTO

Jim Brinksma, Chief Technology Officer at Megaport Limited

Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1), a global Network as a Service (NaaS) provider, announced the addition of Jim Brinksma to the executive team in the role of Chief Technology Officer.

Brinksma will lead Megaport’s global technology and engineering organisations and have responsibility for the company’s innovation roadmap. Brinksma brings more than 20 years of experience in enterprise IT, telecommunications, financial services, and blockchain industries.

Megaport to leverage Brinksma’s industry expertise

Brinksma was the Co-founder and CTO of InnovoEdge, which was acquired by Megaport in 2021. Prior, Jim held tech leadership roles at Ciena BluePlanet and Goldman Sachs. He served over seven years in the United States Navy and has a doctorate from University of Maryland.

“We are excited to bring Jim’s deep technological expertise and leadership to Megaport’s global technology and engineering organisations,” said Vincent English, CEO of Megaport.

“Jim was integral to the launch of Megaport ONE, multi-tenant SaaS platform that enables discovery and provisioning through Megaport’s leading Network as a Service platform.”

“We are looking forward to Jim bringing his considerable knowledge of cloud, applications, and networking and his track record of innovation to Megaport and to our industry.”

Brinksma to serve in Megaport’s New Jersey office

“I am thrilled to take the next step with Megaport in our journey as an established leader and innovator in the NaaS market,” Brinksma said of his appointment to CTO.

“Megaport has revolutionised the way businesses connect, and I’m excited to continue working with our global teams to develop solutions that will further transform how enterprises use the cloud and fundamentally transform their IT architectures.”

Based in New Jersey, USA, Brinksma will report to English.