With decades of experience across many key industries and sectors, the 1623 Farnam leadership team is represented by some of the most respected and trusted leaders in the industry.


Bill Severn is CEO and President of 1623 Farnam and is Executive Vice President at BERKS Group. He leads the BERKS Group’s business development efforts in technology infrastructure. Bill has deep industry experience in fiber networks, cable, broadband, data storage and cloud services. He was on the board of OnLine Tech until the family sold it in early 2018. Bill was COO of NPG Cablevision until 2011 when the company sold to SuddenLink. He enjoys being very active in the community serving on the board of 7 non-profit organizations over the past 15. Bill is a proud K-State Wildcat. He is the father of three grown children. He enjoys golf, fishing and hunting as often as possible.

ERIC FLOCKVice President, Infrastructure and Facility

Eric Flock has over 15 years of telecommunications and data center experience. Eric’s responsibilities include oversight of data center infrastructure and performance, as well as project management for customer transitions and service orders. Eric brings a wide variety of skills to 1623 Farnam and to our customers, including networking equipment installation, fiber optic services, and UPS and generator back-up systems. Our clients work directly with Eric to ensure that all technical needs are addressed promptly and accurately. Eric has achieved CDCTP certification.

MATT REED Vice President, Business Development

Matt Reed has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the telecommunications industry in operations, network engineering and wholesale carrier sales. At 1623 Farnam, his focus is educating businesses on the strategic value of connecting to the facility and how its assets can enhance their operations. Matt’s hands-on field work, including network installation and engineering, gives him an insider’s perspective and understanding of the technology and how customers can leverage it to meet their needs. Prior to joining 1623 Farnam, Matt had a long, prosperous tenure with Great Plains Communications, where he most recently served as senior account director for wholesale carrier services.

Matt is a proud parent of five children, and while not at work, he enjoys spending time doing all things outdoors, including hunting, fishing and golf.

SUE DEBENITOChief Accounting Officer

Sue Debenito has a diverse range of managerial and financial accounting experience with the past 10 years in accounting for Data Centers. As Chief Accounting Officer of 1623 Farnam, Sue has implemented the Accounts Receivable and Purchasing Functions, accounted for the acquisition and sale of entities, accounted for the major construction of data facilities, including the record keeping for sales tax incentives. Sue holds a BSBA in Accounting from Missouri Western State University and an MBA from Baker University.