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Since its launch in 1999, PEER 1 Hosting has grown into one of the world's leading hosting providers. We got here by delivering the kind of exceptional service that gets noticed. And this level of service starts with exceptional people – from those on the frontline to our leadership.

Leadership Team

Tony Ciciretto
Tony Ciciretto
President & CEO
Tony Ciciretto
Tony Ciciretto
President & CEO

As President and CEO of Cogeco Data Services and Peer 1 Hosting, Tony is responsible for overseeing Cogeco Cable’s enterprise services business.

Passionate about customer service and creating a collaborative culture within the workplace, Tony is responsible for the overall operations of Cogeco Data Services and Peer 1 Hosting. Combined, the companies deliver data centre, cloud infrastructure, managed hosting, managed IT and connectivity services to approximately 12,000 customers in a variety of industry sectors in North America and internationally.

Mr. Ciciretto has more than 20 years of extensive experience in the technology industry and, prior to joining the Cogeco Cable group of companies, held executive positions with Rogers Business Solutions and Bell Canada.

Tony holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology from Ryerson University, a Master's degree in Science from State University of New York, and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Kevin Paolino
Kevin Paolino
SVP, Sales
Kevin Paolino
Kevin Paolino
SVP, Sales

For Kevin, every interaction matters—especially the honest ones. For him honest transparency is the backbone to creating a culture where people can grow and thrive. He believes that you can make the biggest impact when you are passionate, focused and disciplined.

As a military brat his upbringing has instilled a sense of hard work and accountability within him. These traits have played a key role in both his personal and his professional life over the years. Not to mention the successful running of the Tough Mudder—which he's keen to run again.

Kevin has been leading successful sales organizations for multi-national companies. He has worked with organizations such as AT&T, SkyTel and Xircom where he has been a part of remarkable growth and change—including launching the first ever two-way communications network.

At Peer 1 Hosting, Kevin leads a team of nearly 100. As Senior Vice President of Revenue, Kevin says "it's the people who make up the team that mean the very most." Enabling his team to stretch and achieve beyond expectations and get in the drivers seat (note the car reference—he's a huge car fanatic) is what he's most excited about. At Kevin's core, he believes that if you take care of your people the revenue and customer satisfaction will follow.

Kevin cares about creating an environment that will enable individuals to realize their full potential, customers to focus on their dreams, and technology to change the world for the better. At the center of that, are the people he believes in.

Scott Davis
Scott Davis
VP, Customer Experience
Scott Davis
Scott Davis
VP, Customer Experience

Scott Davis joined PEER 1 Hosting as Vice President, Customer Experience in August 2012. Bringing more than 25 years of global customer service experience to his role, Scott is responsible for leading a team of more than 100 front-line employees, ensuring the delivery of an exceptional experience to PEER 1 Hosting customers.

Prior to joining PEER 1 Hosting, Scott honed his customer service skills and expertise at companies both large and small, including AT&T, LexisNexis, TMP Worldwide and Sykes Enterprises.

Scott has a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and two daughters. 

Ben Young
Ben Young
VP, General Counsel
Ben Young
Ben Young
VP, General Counsel

Ben Young is an avid outdoor enthusiast. So much, in fact, that he’ll hike 50 kilometers in one day just to prove it.

The Baden Powell trail along Vancouver's North Shore Mountains is a strenuous undertaking, but Ben has hiked it in a single day every year since he came to Vancouver. That's 16 straight hours of hiking. It's a grueling day, but one he absolutely relishes.

And he does it for charity—supporting the community of Vancouver that he’s grown to love so much. It has since grown into an annual fundraiser, yet one which early cynics said was an unrealistic goal. It was too far to hike in one day, they claimed.

Not so for this former Eagle Scout. Ben subscribes to Vince Lombardi's philosophy of achievement: "We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."

Whether at work or play, in the mountains or at the office, Ben rises to every challenge.

Ben holds degrees from both Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and Vanderbilt Law School in Nashville, Tennessee. He moved to Vancouver four years ago from Atlanta, Georgia, to take the job of General Counsel at Peer 1 Hosting.

Since then he has quickly become one of the city's biggest proponents. The proximity of mountains and ocean, encircled by rugged Pacific Northwest, makes Vancouver a place like no other. As Ben will tell you himself, he's an American in paradise!

Ben knows a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity when he sees it. Leaving his partner-track job at a big law firm for the position with Peer 1 was exactly that.

Ben is the legal face of the company. His department defends, protects and enforces Peer 1's legal and business interests. They advise and support every business unit in the company.

Ben believes that to be a good lawyer, you have to not only be comfortable taking on other people’s problems, you have to enjoy it. "You become an advocate. You have to care about their problems as much as your own."

And Ben does care. What's most important to him is that his team, which includes the Abuse and the Compliance & Risk Management groups, are seen as partners in business development, not as the “Department of 'No'". He ensures that the legal team adds value to every interaction by identifying risks and finding the right solution to mitigate them.

Toby Owen
Toby Owen
VP, Product
Toby Owen
Toby Owen
VP, Product

As Vice President of Product at Peer 1 Hosting, Toby's vision is for Peer 1 to become a world-class provider of solutions and expertise that anticipates our customers’ technology needs and partners with them through their growth.

Toby is an innovative leader and intrapreneur with extensive IT and cloud experience, Toby is passionate about technology and customer experience.