SAVAGEAbout us

With sites across the Eastern United States, Savage IO is a U.S. leader in colocation hosting services for cryptocurrency mining. Since early 2014, Savage IO has been building and managing mining equipment, making us one of few companies that have been hosting customer machines from around the world for 4+ years.

Unlike many of our peers, Savage has successfully navigated the ups and downs of the volatile markets and remained one of the most popular hosting companies around the world. We do this by providing competitive rates, honest expertise, and the best customer service in the industry.

With the booming demand for cryptocurrency mining, Savage IO continues to expand our mining locations and grow our capacity. We power our data centers with low-cost hydroelectric power, allowing us to provide customers with the lowest possible electric rates while reducing our carbon footprint.

Our already established infrastructure and years of experience with mining equipment will allow you to bypass the inefficiencies and extra costs of the new crop of rig hosting companies trying to capitalize on the trend. We offer packages that cater to every size and variety of miner.

TEAMMeet our Team

Donald Johnson

Donald Johnson

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Donald Johnson’s involvement with Savage IO began as a business management consultant.  In 1977 he started YWC, Inc. an environmental consulting firm which grew to 5 offices, 400 plus employees and annual revenue of $30 million prior to selling the company in 1989.  YWC, Inc. was recognized as the 147th fastest growing company in America by Inc. magazine in 1985.

Donald provided business management consulting services from 1990 through 1997 and then started a travel agency, a startup with no revenue which was later sold after ramping annual revenues to $2.5 million in the first two years.

In 1999 Donald became a partner in a small construction company; moving the company to specialize in high-end residential housing.  In 2005 he purchased his partner’s shares and grew the company to annual revenues of $2.5 million dollars.  He recently sold the company to assume positions as Chairman of the Board for Bucksport Regional Health Center, Board member for Savage IO, and provide business consulting services.

Donald retired in 2001 maintaining his position at the Health Center, volunteering daily at the local school system and local town committees.

Training includes negotiation strategy at Harvard, Business courses, Sacred Heart University, Engineering, New Haven University,  Teaching courses, University of Maine and specialty training at Michigan State, Texas A&M, Clemson, Sacramento State, and the National Technical Training Center, Cincinnati.

Stephen K. Garvin

Stephen K. Garvin

Board Member & CEO

Responsible to our shareholders and Board of Directors for navigating difficult markets and by investing capital and recruiting talented people. Instrumental in pivoting the company from high capacity Data Storage to Blockchain and A.I. infrastructure. Building shareholder value, recruiting C-level executives, workout strategies and growth initiatives and working through merger and acquisition opportunities have been Stephen focus at Savage IO.

Steve Miller

Steve Miller

Board Member - Advisor

Steve Miller is a founder and president of Millwood, Inc., a provider of new, used and reconditioned pallets, industrial packaging equipment and consumables.

What started as a single pallet plant in 1985 has expanded today to over 30 facilities and 1,600 team members. In keeping with the mission of Steve and his co-founder Chip Trebilcock, a chaplain is available at every facility to support team members in their professional, spiritual and personal needs.

As a volunteer and board member for EQUIP, Miller has traveled the world training leaders in Biblical leadership principles. He also sits on boards for New Covenant World Missions, Sports World Ministry, Turnaround Community Outreach and Faith Family Church. Steve and his wife, Julie, live in Canton, Ohio with their three sons.

David Bass

David Bass

Board Member - Advisor

David is an entrepreneur and operating executive with over 25 years of experience within the enterprise software and media marketplaces. David started his software career by founding Dynamic Health Concepts which was acquired by Ziff Zavis in 1996.

David went on to hold several senior-level product management, marketing, sales and general management roles at Macromedia (acquired by Adobe), ebrary (acquired by Proquest), Reciprocal (acquired by Microsoft), and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Learning Company division.

David operates DHB Consulting, a management and strategy company which works with boards and executive management teams backed by private equity funds and venture capital firms. David resides in San Francisco, CA with his family.

Mike Colyer

Mike Colyer

Board Member - Advisor

Mike Colyer is a Board Member and Advisor. Prior, he was the President and COO for a year. During this period, Mike built strong processes and lead Savage IO through a rapid growth phase.  He served over 10 years at VWR International, including 7 years as the President and CEO of VWR Education, LLC the largest North American manufacturer and distributor of science education materials. Mike began his career on the Leadership program at GE and was a leader of the Six Sigma Lean efforts at Textron. 

He is an active member of the Young Presidents Origination, where he has served as Chapter Chair. Over the past 10 years, he has donated his time as a youth sports coach and helping high school kids transition to college.  He served on the Board of Directors for the VWR Foundation.  Since 2007, he and his wife, Lisa, co-founded and run the Clairebear Foundation, a non-profit, which has donated more than $250,000 to families with sick children. Mike holds an MBA in Corporate Finance and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University at Buffalo and was recently recognized as a UB distinguished alumni in Rochester. In 2011, Mike was voted one of Rochester’s 40 under 40. 

 

Jean Esquier

Jean Esquier

VP - Research & Development

Jean Esquier heads up our GPU Research and Development team, concentrating on Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence opportunities. Jean leveraged the skills he learned from the forefront of the oil technology industry and made the switch to the Blockchain in 2016 while researching opportunities for Blockchain in O&G.

Jean has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester and a Masters of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California, with a specialty in IIOT Technology and Machine Learning.

Neal Rainey

Neal Rainey

VP - Operations

Neal Rainey is Vice President – Operations at Savage IO. Neal is part of our team that leads and manages production. He also develops and tests hardware. Neal has implemented thermal solutions, and designed GPU rigs, among other distinctions in the field. Neal helps implement mining equipment, troubleshooting software, and hardware issues as they arise to ensure all systems are operational.

 

Joel Shoemaker

Joel Shoemaker

Tech Specialist & Field Operations

Responsible for the maintenance and performance of miners on a day-to-day basis. Joel has aided Savage in the build-out of the infrastructure of three mining facilities and plays an active role in the installation, configuration, and monitoring of ASIC and GPU miners.

Andrea Childs

Andrea Childs

VP-Admin,Finance & Customer Care

Andrea is responsible for administrative and finance at Savage IO, including customer contracts, billing, and other general inquiries. With a background in association management and scientific branding and marketing, Andrea has worked with a variety of customer and product types across multiple industries over the last 15 years.

Her previous employers include Young President’s Organization, VWR, and Eastman Kodak. Based in Rochester, NY, she is a graduate of both The University of Kentucky and Rochester Institute of Technology.

Marcel Mutsindashyaka

Marcel Mutsindashyaka

VP - Information Technology

Marcel is Vice President Information Technology at Savage IO. He started, led impactful cross-functional projects that enhanced the company’s performance. Responsible for all major IT initiatives, Marcel develops strategic vision and direction to ensure technology solutions are aligned with current business needs and future growth.

Partner with executive management team members to achieve financial targets, redeploy resources to proactively anticipate needs within a matrixed business environment, he provides guidance and advice to senior management in shaping the strategic direction relating to information technology. He oversees Systems and network administration, architecture, installing, configuring, securing and maintaining the company’s IT infrastructure. Prior, Marcel founded various companies and has been investing in the IT and media industries since 2011.

Marcel holds Masters of Business/Innovative venture from Rochester Institute of Technology, he is Yale University graduate in Global Business & Leadership and holds a Bachelors degree in Information Technology.

Marcel is a Fulbright Scholar and Yale World Fellow.

Email: marcel@savageio.com

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