Koen named as interim CEO and board of directors member at Infomart
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.
Koen succeeds 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 opportunities.”
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.
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