Leadership Team

Pat Johnson

CEO

Pat Johnson, CEO of QiO Technologies, has over three decades of experience in the data center industry. His career began in the mid-90s with a family-run software business, later merging into American Power Conversion (APC) in 1997. This led to key roles at APC, Schneider Electric, and Vertiv, where he excelled in managing large product portfolios and global teams. His expertise spans continents including China, North America, India, Croatia, and Mexico.

Deeply committed to customer engagement, Johnson focuses on understanding and addressing customer needs, fostering collaborative relationships, and creating innovative solutions. At QiO, he drives growth and innovation in the data center sector, leveraging his extensive experience. Holding a bachelor’s degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri-Rolla, Johnson is also passionate about building positive organizational culture and meaningful partnerships. His leadership is marked by a blend of innovation, relationship-building, and commitment to positive change in the industry and communities.

Gary Chandler

Chief Technology Officer

Gary Chandler is responsible for all commercial aspects of software deployments where he utilises his deep domain expertise to unlock customer value through advanced analytics and AI-infused software.

Gary joined QiO from Rolls-Royce, having spent 25 years developing real-time safety-critical control systems for aero-engines. As a keen strategist and innovator, Gary was a key leader in the adoption of ‘Lean Product Development’ and the ‘Internet of Things’ within Rolls-Royce, deeply engaging with the associated culture change. 

Tom Millican

Finance Director

Tom Millican leads the company’s finance and operations functions, focussing on strategy, performance optimisation, and value creation to enhance the organisation’s overall performance, productivity, and profitability.

Tom previously held leadership roles at Fnality UK, an ‘on-chain’ payment system for wholesale banking, V-Nova, a forerunner of video compression solutions utilising AI for the media ecosystem and Geniac, an integrated SaaS platform providing specialist business advice to startups.

Tom qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland in 2017 and as a CFA Charterholder (CFA) with the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts in 2018. 

Paul Silver

Vice President, Global Sales

Paul Silver is responsible for overseeing global sales and channel programs. His primary responsibilities include driving sales productivity and helping to grow QiO’s revenue and partnerships.

Paul joins QiO with 25+ years of successful Executive sales management experience in privately held and publicly traded technology companies, with a track record of increasing shareholder value.

A startup specialist who excels in building and growing organisations, Paul has played a pivotal role in multiple early-stage organisations that led to successful acquisitions, including Olicom, Entevo, EqualLogic and Tegile. 

Kevin Dunlap

VP Product

Kevin Dunlap brings over a quarter-century of expertise in the Data Center market to his role as Vice President of Product Management at QiO Technologies. His distinguished career includes a transformative tenure at Vertiv as Vice President, Global Rack and Thermal Edge, where he spearheaded product development, lifecycle management, and strategic initiatives. Kevin’s profound impact at Schneider Electric and APC-MGE, leading efforts in cooling product management and business strategy, has cemented his reputation as a visionary leader. His early experiences at Systems Enhancement Corporation, culminating in a pivotal role at APC following an acquisition, showcases his adaptability and strategic acumen.

 

At QiO Technologies, Kevin’s deep-rooted skills in product marketing, acquisition integration, and market analysis are pivotal in advancing the company’s mission towards innovative, AI-driven solutions for energy efficiency in the industrial and data center sectors. His leadership is not just about elevating QiO’s market position but also about driving ethical and sustainable practices in the technology domain.

Kristina Flickinger

Director Marketing

Kristina brings a robust track record of over 15 years in marketing and product marketing in technology and SaaS to her current role at QiO Technologies. With a successful launch of the Avayler software brand at Halfords behind her, Kristina has proved her mettle in various high-caliber roles. At Avayler, she led marketing initiatives that underpinned the company’s commitment to a customer-centric solution, automating service delivery across numerous sectors. Her strategic influence was further demonstrated at REPL Group, a retail technology consultancy, where her efforts contributed to Accenture’s acquisition, and at IFS, a global leader of ERP, EAM and service management software, where she was instrumental in achieving a leader’s quadrant ranking in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Field Service Management.

Kristina’s impact extends to her advocacy for allyship and marketing mentorship, where she champions the use of privilege to foster inclusive environments and drive societal progress. Her expertise is not only in elevating brands but also in ethical leadership and mentoring, integrating corporate success with community advancement.

Gary Bourton

Director Customer Success

Gary Bourton is responsible for Customer Success & Delivery at QiO. His global team ensures that we meet and exceed the needs of our customers and get them to value in the quickest time possible. He also serves on the Board of Governors at Long Road Sixth Form College, where he sits on the Audit Committee. Additionally, he volunteers weekly for Cambridge City Food Bank.

Gary brings extensive leadership experience from multiple sectors, including IT Services, Building Services, Building Energy Management and most recently in the Industrial sector, where he worked for an Industrial IoT provider as Global SVP for Customer Success and Revenue. His experience also comes from operating in SMEs, Enterprises and Startups.

Gary is a certified Customer Success Manager, Project Manager and Non-Executive Director. He attended Loughborough Business School, where he studied Management & Leadership. 

Dan Stover

Operations and Infrastructure Director

Dan Stover is accountable for contracts and commercial agreements at QiO and coordinates our compliance with ISO 27001.

He has extensive global experience in oil and gas production operations, drilling operations and major project delivery. He has worked in leading international oil companies and development contractors in most oil and gas basins in the world. He has worked at the forefront of technology and in many sensitive environments. He also has substantial expertise outside the petroleum industry in cement manufacture, forestry, legal proceedings and AI technology development.

Dan has a BSc in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, an MSc in Forestry and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration.