As Iceotope’s new Chief Commercial Officer, Nathan Blom will lead the company’s strategy for sales growth, the expansion of its go-to-market strategy with channel partners, the ongoing transformation of marketing functions, and the increase in the value of strategic partnerships within the IT and Data centre Infrastructure markets.
Iceotope announces new CCO, amidst period of major growth
Blom has joined Iceotope from Lenovo, where he worked for over seven years, most recently leading the company's strategy and transformation for North America ISG (Infrastructure Solutions Group).
“I’m excited to join Iceotope because this company’s liquid cooling technology can radically transform the industry by saving 30 - 40% of the wasted electricity normally used for air or water cooling,” said Blom, commenting on the announcement.
“Precision liquid cooling enables CPUs, GPUs and memory devices to operate at maximum speeds for higher productivity and processing times; increased data centre rack density; and a fully scalable approach to cooling while remaining fully serviceable in the same format equipment racks used throughout the IT industry. Unlike air cooled environments, servers are housed in environmentally sealed containers, so air quality and temperature are no longer a barrier to performance, and carbon footprint can be reduced in a meaningful way.”
Nathan Blom began his career in IT in 2009, and has held a variety of key roles at industry-leading companies, including the likes of HP (where he worked for seven years) and Lenovo.
“We’re delighted to welcome Nathan Blom to the Iceotope senior management team. He brings with him extensive cross-industry experience working for world-leading technology companies, as well as with both channel partners and end customers of all sizes,” added David Craig, CEO of Iceotope Technologies.
“Seeing the industry from both the IT and infrastructure side, and joining Iceotope at a major inflection point for the industry, Nathan has a great understanding of the challenges facing the move towards sustainability as well as enthusiasm for technologies like Iceotope’s with an untapped capability to remove megatons of carbon from data centre operations.”
This news comes after Iceotope closed a critical £30mn funding round in 2022, from a global investment syndicate led by Singapore impact private equity firm ABC Impact.
“Iceotope has significant backing from investors because it’s clear the data centre industry must transform and be future-proof as a matter of urgency,” Blom added.
“Since the technology to cool data centres and compute at the edge using chassis-level precision liquid cooling is already advanced and proven in POC installations, significant competitive advantage will go to those first movers who deploy at scale. With all the environmental pressures and regulations already upon the industry, the future for technology laggards is not bright.”