Patrick Wilde - Chairman
A solicitor since 1966, Patrick has also been the CEO of Henry Kendall Group since 1976.
HKG is one of Australia's largest and most successful privately-held land development companies with a large portfolio of commercial, medical, industrial, retirement and residential properties and this diverse property portfolio also specialises in technology parks within NSW.
Founded in 1952, HKG has a 60 year tradition of embracing change and innovation. As Chairman, Patrick identified retirement village development which blended service delivery with suitable residential accommodation as an opportunity when the concept of a resort style village did not exist. From humble beginnings on the NSW Central Coast, Pat's retirement village vision led to HKG's dramatic growth into the largest private enterprise retirement village development Group in the State before it was acquired by a consortium of public companies in 2005. In addition to supporting HKG's expansion into innovative data centre development and management, Patrick currently serves as Chairman of the Westmead Medical Research Foundation. In 2008, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for service to the community, the aged care sector and to heritage, medical and environmental organisations.
Patrick brings a wealth of business and property development experience to Hypernode which is now actively seeking state government and civic support to develop a technology centre of excellence on the NSW Central Coast based around cutting edge, modular data centres.
AM BA LLM (Hons) MBA Dip BA
Damien Stephens – Chief Executive Officer
Over 15 years’ experience leading professional services organisations with a focus on enterprise technology.
Damien has diverse skills in managing multiple profit and loss centers and providing strong leadership in many areas including people management, profit optimisation, and vertical expansion.
He has had experience working with multiple startup companies, taking them to profit and selling them to private equity firms.
Advanced Diploma in Electronics Engineering
Damien Wilde – Chief Investment Officer
A visionary and experienced business leader
Damien was the co-founder of Infraserve and has previously managed other companies within the Henry Kendall Group (HKG) and still serves on many of these boards in both executive and non-executive roles and as a Group Director.
He foresaw the emergence of the rapid growth industry of cloud computing. This realisation led to the development of the Nexus Teleworking campus and a New Age Data Centre, located on NSW's Central Coast. Hypernode is now a core component of the Nexus Teleworking campus.
BA (Hons) from Sydney University, MA from Bristol University (UK)
Michael Folland – Chief Financial Officer
Over 20 year's worth of experience in Property, IT, Insurance and the Energy Industries
Responsible for directing Hypernode's financial goals and objectives, Michael believes in a practical, commercially-based approach to business.
Originally from Scotland, Michael studied in Edinburgh and started his career with British Gas, before immigrating to Australia in 2003 and then joining the HKG in 2005.
Part of the team charged with developing Infraserve, Michael now plays an important part in it's evolution into Hypernode.
Steve Bayad – Service Delivery Manager
Over 10 years’ experience running service departments
Steve is responsible for the overall strategic planning, revenue generation, financial management and organisational development of Hypernode. He is also in charge of staff management for the service desk and operations.
As well as having a decades worth of experience running service departments, he has also held senior management positions at Fujitsu and Computer Care Australia.
Josh Tipping – Senior Solutions Architect
Multi-disciplined Systems Engineer and Architect
Josh is responsible for the overall design, implementation and maintenance of Hypernode's network, storage and server environment. He has extensive experience in the architecting, implementing and training of solutions in the Managed Services, Virtualisation and Network space. Additionally, he has a wide experience in pre-sales and customer-facing roles.