Cavern President John Clune is selected to Ingram’s 40 under 40 in Kansas City!

John Clune is one of those rare executives who succeeded by taking the career ladder down—about 12 stories down. There, beneath what the rest of us know as Lenexa, is a sprawling, 3-million-square foot subsurface business park that is home to Cavern Technologies, where the 38-year-old is president and oversees day-to-day operations. Cavern develops, leases and operates build-to-suit data centers that serve more than 70 companies in the region with a safe, secure, reliable and cost-effective site. .

This past year, Clune says, “was incredible for me professionally and for Cavern Technologies, as we took our state-of-the-art data center and co-location facility from 30,000 to 60,000 square feet.” Before joining Cavern, Clune was a producer for Universal Underwriters Group, Thomson West and the Lockton Companies’ office in Atlanta. His experiences taught him about operational efficiencies and team-building, and those who know him say his ability to work in and motivate teams has been a foundational element of the success at Cavern.

Clune, who earned his degree in accounting at the University of Missouri, is on the advisory boards of Ah-Ha Tree and BigWebApps.com, and he’s and active supporter of Catholic Charities, the Foundation for Inclusive Religious Education, and of the Rev. Jerry Waris, a Catholic priest from Kansas City who works on mission trips to El Salvador to improve living conditions there. He and his wife, Angela, make their home in Kansas City.

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