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Sunny Vanderbeck – Satori Capital

SOCAP Global June 16, 2009

Sunny Vanderbeck has a track record of high achievement in all of his endeavors, including as an entrepreneur, CEO, investor, board member and military leader. Prior to co-founding Satori Capital, Mr. Vanderbeck co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Data Return, a leading provider of managed services and utility computing. As CEO for eleven years, Mr. Vanderbeck led the company through all phases of growth and transformation. The company sustained 40% quarter-over-quarter growth and reached $50 million in revenue after only three years.

With such rapid growth, an impressive customer base, and an innovative and capital-efficient business model, the company attracted strategic investments from Compaq, Level 3, and Microsoft. After a successful IPO, the company achieved a market capitalization in excess of $3 billion and Mr. Vanderbeck was one of the youngest CEOs ever to lead a NASDAQ company. In recognition of Data Return’s industry leadership, Microsoft named Data Return Global Hosting Partner of the Year, while Mr. Vanderbeck received numerous individual honors including being named “Top 25 Technology Executives” and Entrepreneur of the Year finalist by Ernst and Young.

Prior to co-founding Data Return, Mr. Vanderbeck served as a Team Lead at Microsoft, focused on supporting Microsoft’s largest clients and partners. Through his experience at Microsoft, Mr. Vanderbeck was able to identify a compelling market opportunity that he founded Data Return to address.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Vanderbeck served as a Section Leader of the 2nd Ranger Battalion (U.S. Special Operations Command). Through this experience, Mr. Vanderbeck learned how to succeed under challenging circumstances while leading others to new levels of performance.

Leveraging his expertise in strategy, operations and capital allocation, Mr. Vanderbeck is actively engaged with several private businesses as an investor, advisor, and board member. Additionally, Mr. Vanderbeck is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) where he serves as the North American Co-Chair of the organization’s Corporate Social Responsibility Network. In this role, his charter is to develop awareness and support for more sustainable business models among YPO companies.

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