Leadership

Meet Cavern’s dedicated leadership team of business and technology experts ready to put their data center expertise to work for you.

  • John Clune
    CEO & Chief Strategist
    John Clune
    CEO & Chief Strategist

    John Clune is CEO and Chief Strategist at Cavern Technologies. John originally joined the company as President and owner where he focused on building the company’s core competency of providing state-of-the-art data center solutions. Recently John transitioned to CEO and the lead strategic role. As CEO and Chief Strategist of Cavern, John believes in providing a high level of value to clients, through creating innovative solutions that maximize ROI. As John sets the vision for the company, he is dedicated to excellence at all levels of service to clients, not only for today’s needs, but as the industry evolves in the years to come.

    Prior to joining Cavern, Mr. Clune was Vice President at Lockton, Atlanta – a Kansas City-based company known for providing midsize to large corporations with exceptional insurance and risk management solutions. During his tenure with Lockton, he earned his ARM (Associate in Risk Management). John’s background also includes experience in the Technology sector with the Thomson Financial Company, as they developed a Web-based research product targeted to the legal community.

    Mr. Clune is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a nationally recognized expert and speaker on mission critical infrastructure. He is also an avid golfer and licensed pilot.

     

  • Sean Khurana
    President & COO
    Sean Khurana
    President & COO

    Sean Khurana is President and Chief Operating Officer of Cavern Technologies. Sean oversees daily operations and ongoing development initiatives to maintain and expand Cavern’s position as a leading data center solutions provider. Sean is dedicated to leading innovation in the industry and providing customers with product and service offerings that are second to none.

    Mr. Khurana has a strong background in leading major business initiatives for large startups and Fortune 500 firms. His expertise in building businesses around new products, technologies, and customer segments are valuable assets. Most recently, Khurana was Senior VP for Avatron Park, a mega startup theme park based in Atlanta, GA. Prior positions included VP, Product Marketing for Cablevision in New York, NY, and VP, Strategic Programs and Business Operations for Sprint-Nextel, in Overland Park, KS.  Sean also served as Chief of Staff, reporting directly to the Sprint CEO.

    Mr. Khurana holds an MBA in Strategic Management and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also has an MS in Civil/Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University, and an MS in Physics, as well as a BS in Civil Engineering, from Birla Institute of Technology and Science. Sean is actively involved as a community leader, serving as a Board Member for the Johnson County Community College Foundation and earning recognition on the Kansas City Civic Council as a Kansas City Tomorrow Nominee.

  • Peter F. Clune, Jr.
    Chairman
    Peter F. Clune, Jr.
    Chairman

    Peter Clune is the former Chief Executive Officer of Cavern Technologies. Although retired from the daily interworkings of Cavern Technologies, Peter still provides general oversight of the business and strategic direction.

  • Annie Noland
    Vice President of Finance & Administration
    Annie Noland
    Vice President of Finance & Administration

    Annie Noland is VP of Finance and Administration at Cavern Technologies and joined the leadership team in 2016. In her current role, Annie oversees finance, marketing, and business operations. Under her direction, Cavern will continue to deliver data center solutions by staying true to their mission of serving with integrity, delivering customized solutions, and partnering with customers to grow their businesses.

    Prior to joining the team, Ms. Noland was President of Generation Technologies, a cloud-based content management service for television news. In her role, she led engineers and developers in the transition to a service-based model for news content exchange, overseeing strategic planning, new product development, operations, sales, marketing and finance.

    A native of Colorado, Annie earned her Bachelor’s in Finance from Colorado State University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and worked in both the public and private accounting sectors. Previously she owned a consulting business serving customers in the telecommunication, medical, property development and not-for-profit areas.

     

  • Alex Harkleroad
    Senior Systems Administrator
    Alex Harkleroad
    Senior Systems Administrator

    Alex Harkleroad is Senior Systems Administrator at Cavern Technologies. Alex joined Cavern Technologies seven years ago, with a strong and diverse set of skills. His goal was to exceed client expectations by placing service leadership at the forefront of our technology team – providing competent, supportive and responsive services to our clients.

    Prior to joining Cavern Technologies, Mr. Harkleroad’s experience in the information technology field spanned nearly a decade in network and systems administration and operations management. He served for a Kansas City-based school district, as well as H&R Block, where he supervised 30 direct reports in an area service center and was the key technical liaison. During his tenure in IT, Alex has been certified in several of today’s industry-leading business and technology systems and applications.

     

  • Scott Herron
    Vice President of Data Center Operations
    Scott Herron
    Vice President of Data Center Operations

    Scott Herron, CDCP is the VP of Data Center Operations at Cavern Technologies. Scott joined Cavern Technologies in 2009, bringing an impressive and diverse set of skills and experience. Mr. Herron works closely with Cavern’s operations team to provide superior maintenance of our facility, and ultimately ensures uptime, reliability and energy efficiency for our data centers. Scott is dedicated to exceeding client expectations in all aspects of facility management.

    Before joining Cavern Technologies, Scott was a skilled private business owner and operator, with extensive experience in property management, HVAC and network cabling. Mr. Herron attended the University of Kansas and is a graduate of Ottawa University.

     

  • Mike McDaniel
    Vice President of Facilities Engineering
    Mike McDaniel
    Vice President of Facilities Engineering

    Mike McDaniel is VP of Facilities Engineering at Cavern. He joined the team in 2016 and oversees capital planning, data center site engineering and expansions. Mike’s goal is to maintain Cavern’s high standards of redundancy, security, and efficiency while optimizing ROI for clients in their mission-critical environments.

    Before joining Cavern, Mike managed Critical Environment Properties with CBRE, a multibillion-dollar global commercial real estate services firm. While with CBRE, Mike was responsible for managing Fortune 500 data center properties, including AT&T and Bank of America. Earlier career experience includes H&R Block, Sprint PCS, and Ameriprise.

    Mike earned his Bachelor’s in Business & Accounting from the University of Kansas (go Jayhawks!) and an MBA from Rockhurst University.

     

  • Mike Starr
    Manager of Facilities
    Mike Starr
    Manager of Facilities

    Mike Starr, is the Manager of Facilities at Cavern Technologies. In his role, Mike maintains the infrastructure of Cavern, which is vital to the uptime and sustainability of our client’s mission critical data centers. He oversees all aspects of facility operations including managing quality and process controls, corrective and preventative maintenance and infrastructure projects involving HVAC, UPS, building management, electrical, security and fire systems.  Mike is dedicated to providing operational excellence within Cavern’s secure, reliable, state-of-the-art facility.

    Prior to joining Cavern Technologies, Mike spent over 25 years in numerous facility leadership roles across various industries in the Kansas City region.   His depth of experience in managing teams and maintaining power and cooling equipment gives Cavern a deep and trusted resource for its infrastructure and beyond. Mike carries EPA and HVAC certifications.

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