29 June 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Infomart Data Centers has named data centre executive Donough Roche as its new chief operating officer.
The position was created to support
Infomart’s strategy for growth and follows the
news of its completion of six new data centre suites in
Ashburn, Virginia that was announced earlier this month.
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.
"It is an exciting time to be joining Infomart. The company
has an impressive list of clients and a culture that is always
striving to improve their experience," said Roche. "I look
forward to working with the leadership team in support of our
mission to become the provider of choice for wholesale
In his new role, Roche will oversee operations, construction
and development, as well as the sales of all of the
company’s facilities reporting directly to Phil
Koen, the company’s new chief executive officer
and member of the board of directors.
Koen himself entered the role earlier this month taking over
from 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.
Roche enters the role with over 20 years’
experience in the data centre industry. Prior to joining
Infomart he served as principal of Datacentrs.com, a consulting
firm serving the global data centre market. Before that, he
served for nine years at Digital Realty where he led its global
sales engineering team. In addition, he brings a wealth of
knowledge and experience in deep operating, sales and
engineering from previous roles at Lee Technologies, Citibank
"Donough brings a wealth of operational experience to
Infomart that will provide the foundation to enable us to
achieve our strategic goals," said Koen. "We are excited to
have someone of his calibre join the company to help manage our
growth as we ramp up the capacity we can offer to clients in
each of our existing markets — Ashburn, Silicon Valley
Infomart Data Centers,