Cato Names Spencer Viernes as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Legal Officer

Milpitas, Calif. – August 17, 2020 – Cato Digital, the creator of Software-Defined Power® announces the appointment of Spencer Viernes to the role of COO/CLO. Viernes will be responsible for orchestrating internal operations and will be the single point of contact for all legal affairs including investor and board management.

Serving as a lawyer for nearly two decades, Viernes has launched businesses and developed infrastructure around the world, totaling over $2 billion in capital investment. He has helped businesses nationally and internationally in many areas, including legal, operations, business development, strategy and executive management in diverse industries including digital products, Software as a Service (SaaS), hospitality, real estate, and critical infrastructure.

“I have known Spencer for almost a decade,” noted Dean Nelson, CEO of Cato Digital. “He led all legal activities globally for data centers, renewable energy, real estate, regulatory compliance and more for my mission-critical teams. We also worked closely on the eBay/PayPal separation in 2015. I am delighted that Spencer has joined the leadership team at Cato. His experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow the company.”

“Every industry I’ve engaged with has had a significant survival imperative: define and employ your digital strategy or die,” said Viernes. “I’ve learned from working with Dean Nelson over the past decade that he is a true visionary in the digital infrastructure space. I’m excited to join his Cato team. The company’s innovative Intelligent Control of Energy® (ICE) has the potential to revolutionize the way data center operators and cloud providers manage and provision power capacity.”

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