26 June 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Infomart Data Centers has appointed Phil Koen as a member of its board of directors and as the company’s interim chief executive officer.
Infomart’s former founder and president, John
Sheputis, who will remain with the company as an advisor while
the board searches for a new CEO.
"I am excited to be joining the board and thank John for his
contributions in building a very successful company," said
Koen. "Looking ahead, Infomart is positioned to quickly bring
significant capacity to the wholesale data centre market and I
look forward to working closely with the company’s
talented team to aggressively pursue these growth
The news follows the company’s announcement back
in March of the acquisition of three Infomart data centres
along with Infomart’s management company by IPI
Data Center Parterns Management (IPI Partners).
The deal was struck by ASB Real Estate Investments (ASB) for
an undisclosed amount and Infomart’s San Jose,
California; Hillsboro, Oregon; and Ashburn, Virginia are the
three facilities to be sold.
"Phil is one of the most experienced and well-respected
executives in the data centre sector, said Matt
A’Hearn, managing director of IPI Partners and a
member of Infomart’s board of directors. "We are
thrilled to have him join the board and lead the team in the
interim as the company enters this exciting next stage of its
growth. Phil joins a board that is committed to investing in
the company and building upon its momentum to become the
provider of choice for wholesale deployments."
Koen has had a long career data centre and infrastructure
companies for over the last 20 years. His most recent position
was as CEO and chairman of the board at Intermedia, a Unified
Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and business cloud email
provider. Prior to that he was CEO of Savvis, a global
managed hosting and colocation services provider and he served
as president and chief operating officer at Equinix.
At the start of June Infomart completed the first of six new
data centre suites at its Ashburn facility in Virginia. The
new data centre suite is the first of six 10,000 square-foot
suites to be carried out by the company, each one with flexible
power capacity of up to 3MW. Once completed, the entire
facility will deliver up to 18MW of premium capacity to the
North Virginia market.
Infomart Data Centers,