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Meet The Team

Patrick Smith
Chief Financial Partner

Mr. Smith is IronGate’s financial partner. He started in the commercial real estate business at age 20 while attending college at the University of Minnesota. During his career, he has renovated, owned and operated all types of investment property including multifamily . . . read full bio.

John Botnen
Vice President and Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Botnen joined IronGate Data Centers as Chief Technical Officer. He leads design and engineering activities, as well as daily data center operations and security.  Mr. Botnen joined IronGate Data Centers after a successful career at Unisys Corporation and IBM. . . read full bio.

Brett Fortier
Critical Operations Engineer

Mr. Fortier is responsible for providing comprehensive facilities maintenance and monitoring of building components for office areas, critical electrical and mechanical systems. Mr. Fortier has eclectic background that includes degrees in biology, chemistry . . . read full bio.

Ryan Frane
Sr. Building Engineer

Mr. Frane is responsible for providing comprehensive facilities maintenance and monitoring of building components and office areas, critical electrical and mechanical systems . . . read full bio.

Andrew Tuuri
Sr. Building Engineer

Andrew is responsible for providing comprehensive facilities maintenance and monitoring of building components and office areas, critical electrical and mechanical systems.

Team Experience
Members of the IronGate Data Centers team have provided technical, real estate, and support to a wide range of corporations:
  • Unisys, multiple Data Centers throught the US
  • IBM
  • State of Minnesota DEED
  • State of Michigan, Secretary of State and State Production Data Center
  • Eli Lilly, Main Campus and Tech Center, Data Centers
  • Best Buy, Corporate Data Center and Data Centers in Distribution Centers through the country
  • Best Buy Geek Squad
  • Federal Reserve Bank,  Multiple Data Centers
  • City of Chicago
  • United Health Group on the in the Unisys Eagan Facility
  • Chicago Park District
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Chicago Title
  • Fidelity National Title
  • Reyes Holdings
  • Ecolab
  • Rockford Health
  • Hunnington Bank