About Infomart

Infomart’s customizable, high-density data center solution enables the largest technology companies to rapidly scale without expanding footprint. We collaborate to design data center operations that fit your strategy and install according to your timeframe in the most-connected, carrier-neutral locations throughout North America with a track record of 100% uptime since inception.

Our Story

Founded in 2006, Infomart Data Centers is an award-winning, industry leader in building, owning and operating highly efficient, cost-effective wholesale data centers. Each of its national facilities meet or exceed the toughest industry standards for data centers in all operational categories of availability, security, connectivity, and physical resilience. Recognized for its consistent excellence, Infomart Data Centers is committed to maintaining its reputation of reliability and responsible, best-in-class management and operations.

Ownership for the Long Haul

Infomart Data Centers is owned by ASB Allegiance Real Estate Fund, a $7.2 billion Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Ownership with the capital to support a long-term investment strategy means we can focus on providing our customers with the best products and services possible without the pressure to cut costs and boost ROI. It also means we have long-term financial stability and the agility to keep up with technological advances.

Meet the Team

John SheputisPresident
Bruce MacLeanChief Financial Officer
Andrew GoldSVP of Corp. Dev. & Chief Counsel
Paul VaccaroSVP Operations and Engineering
Jim LinkousSVP of Strategic Accounts
Jim LinkousSVP of Strategic Accounts
Paul VaccaroSVP Operations and Engineering
Don JenkinsVP of Operations
Tommy GwinnerDirector of Technology
Jim LinkousSVP of Strategic Accounts
Doug ShotwellVice President of Development
Shawn KaneVP of Engineering
Tracy Ann GillProperty Manager, Western Region
Casey VanderbeekDirector–Customer Technical Solutions
Frank DeLosaOperations Manager
Joey WeemsDirector of Information Technology
Tracy Ann GillProperty Manager, Western Region
Robert BalsterSecurity Operations Supervisor
Hunter FairmanClient Executive
Charles MurphyVice President of Property Management
George MatosChief Engineer
Larry ScharpChief Engineer
Sandy ThielamayVice President of Technology
Stephen VaughtOffice Manager/Human Resources
Michael CarnesVP of Sales – Central Region
David PickardAssistant Chief Engineer
Ronnie SanfordDirector, Client Technical Solutions
Meghan PearsonMarketing Manager
Jim WestbrookChief Accountant
Robbie O'DanielController
Tom JonesAssistant Property Manager, Facilities & Assets
Nancy Windrow-PearceAssistant Property Manager
Scott BarberAssistant Property Manager, Projects
Darrell ForetAccountant
Tricia VarnerLease Administrator
Julia BalianStaff Accountant
Marco VillarrealDirector of Data Center Operations
Herbert MelgarData Center Manager
Zina CunninghamCorporate Concierge

I look forward to witnessing continued excellence from Infomart and their efforts toward improving the future of the data center industry.

Rich TehraniCEO, TMC

Latest Happenings

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Nov. 28, 2017Infomart Exec: Automation is the New Assembly Line in the Channel

Infomart Exec: Automation is the New Assembly Line in the Channel

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Nov. 28, 2017Infomart Data Centers to Speak at BISNOW’s Data Center Investment Conference & Expo, West

Infomart Data Centers to Speak at BISNOW’s Data Center Investment Conference & Expo, West

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Nov. 20, 2017In the Business of Connectivity, All Roads Run Through Dallas

In the Business of Connectivity, All Roads Run Through Dallas

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Nov. 20, 2017Thursday Bytes: DE-CIX, CenturyLink, HE, Peak 10 + Viawest

Thursday Bytes: DE-CIX, CenturyLink, HE, Peak 10 + Viawest

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Nov. 20, 2017Hurricane Electric deploys PoP at Infomart Dallas BMMR

Hurricane Electric deploys PoP at Infomart Dallas BMMR

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Nov. 14, 2017Infomart Data Centers Welcomes Hurricane Electric to Its Dallas Carrier-Neutral Building Meet-Me Room

Infomart Data Centers Welcomes Hurricane Electric to Its Dallas Carrier-Neutral Building Meet-Me Room

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Nov. 09, 2017LEED Platinum Green Certification: The New Standard of Excellence in Sustainability

LEED Platinum Green Certification: The New Standard of Excellence in Sustainability

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Nov. 02, 2017Builder of Diverse Carrier Hotels: Infomart Powers Connectivity, Sustainability and Customer Design Flexibility

Builder of Diverse Carrier Hotels: Infomart Powers Connectivity, Sustainability and Customer Design Flexibility

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Oct. 31, 2017Infomart Data Centers’ Portland Facility Awarded LEED Platinum Green Building Certification

Infomart Data Centers’ Portland Facility Awarded LEED Platinum Green Building Certification

Awards & Accolades

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John Sheputis

President

John has a proven track record of building successful IT infrastructure firms. Prior to Infomart Data Centers (formerly Fortune Data Centers), John has founded and managed several Silicon Valley ventures, most of which specialized in large-scale infrastructure management and hosting of global applications. From 1999 through 2003, he was COO and Co-Founder of Totality (now a unit of Verizon Business), which helped launch and manage over 100 Internet applications for some of the nation’s most trusted and well respected firms. John also held senior management positions at Solidcore (sold to MacAfee [MFE] in 2009), BeVocal (Sold to Nuance [NUAN] in 2007), Enron, Gemini Consulting, and Accenture. John has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School.

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Jim Linkous

SVP of Strategic Accounts

Jim joined Infomart Data Centers in 2015 to lead its sales and marketing efforts for its Portland and Silicon Valley facilities. He has a 25-year successful track record of corporate management in the technology and enterprise software development sector, most recently spending six years as VP of Sales for ViaWest. Jim is a passionate technology leader with a long history of creating strategy, building high-performance teams, and serving as an advocate for his community. He currently serves as the Founding President and Board Chair of the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of the 7×24 Exchange.

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Paul Vaccaro

SVP Operations and Engineering

Paul Vaccaro is the Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering for Infomart Data Centers. Paul is a 30 year IT Professional, and has spent the past 10 years working in the Mission Critical Facilities and Data Center Industry as an Enterprise Operator, and Data Center Engineer. Paul’s previous role was working for Intel Corporation, where he managed Data Center Operation activities around the globe. Vaccaro has co-authored several white papers on important industry topics such as: 1,100 wpsf High Density Data Center Design, High Efficiency Data Center Design and Retrofits Best Practices, Data Center Infrastructure Management Best Practices, and Data Center Site Selection Criteria. Paul supported Intel’s’ Internal customer groups from Silicon Design, Manufacturing, and Enterprise IT on cost and energy efficient requirements, facility design, deployment, and sustaining operations of Intel’s global data centers. Paul has extensive experience traveling both nationally and internationally, speaking at conferences, and supporting Data Center Best practices engagements for top multi-national corporations.

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Bruce MacLean

Chief Financial Officer

Bruce has over 20 years of experience in the real estate/financial industry. Prior to Infomart Data Centers (Formerly Fortune Data Centers), Bruce was the President of Embarcadero Advisors, a real estate advisory/ brokerage firm focused on tenant representation. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Trammel Crow, where he spent three years as the Controller for Northern California. At Trammel Crow, he participated in the sale of a 19-property portfolio with $170M value for PacBell (now AT&T), performed all Acquisition/Disposition of properties for Exxon, among many other significant transactions. Bruce has also held various accounting & consulting positions with PWC, Ernst & Young, and Deloitte. He has a BA from UC Berkeley and holds a current California CPA license.

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Don Jenkins

VP of Operations

Don has over 20 years of engineering and critical facility operations experience. Don started with Infomart Data Centers (formerly Fortune Data Centers) in 2008 during the construction and commissioning of its Silicon Valley data center. Don leads all aspects of operations and engineering and is focused on constantly improving the tools, systems, processes, and procedures to increase departmental efficiency and effectiveness. Under Don’s leadership, Infomart Silicon Valley earned the Uptime Institute’s prestigious M&O certification in 2012. Don holds many current certifications, including Data Center Design professional, Data Center Management Professional, and Certified Data Center Energy Professional. Also, Fire Life Safety Director, and Electrical Safety, as well as a BS in Industrial Technology from Illinois State University.

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Tommy Gwinner

Director of Technology

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Jim Linkous

SVP of Strategic Accounts

Jim joined Infomart Data Centers in 2015 to lead its sales and marketing efforts for its Portland and Silicon Valley facilities. He has a 25-year successful track record of corporate management in the technology and enterprise software development sector, most recently spending six years as VP of Sales for ViaWest. Jim is a passionate technology leader with a long history of creating strategy, building high-performance teams, and serving as an advocate for his community. He currently serves as the Founding President and Board Chair of the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of the 7×24 Exchange.

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Andrew Gold

SVP of Corp. Dev. & Chief Counsel

Andrew has been practicing law at large law firms and in-house at technology and venture capital firms in the US and Europe for almost 20 years. In 2000, he was a founding Board member of iWorld Group, an investment fund focused on mobile applications. From 2007- 2009, Andrew served as CEO of Straitshot Communications, a Seattle network services company. Andrew has a JD, magna cum laude, from the Washington College of Law. He earned a BA from Emory University and was a Lecturer in Public Speaking and Director of Debate at Stanford University.

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Doug Shotwell

Vice President of Development

Doug has over 15 years of engineering and construction management experience. Prior to Infomart, Doug worked for Rosendin Electric, where he managed multiple construction projects, including Data Center construction. Doug has managed Data Center Construction from the Design/Development stages to the Final Commissioning & Turn Overs stages. Doug has worked with various trade disciplines to coordinate and resolve technical issues for projects and he has been directly responsible for implementing Commissioning & Quality Assurance plans for a number of projects. Doug has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University.

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Shawn Kane

VP of Engineering

Shawn Kane joined Infomart Data Centers in 2015, after the acquisition of the former AOL Data Center, now known as Infomart Ashburn. As the Director of Data Center Services for AOL, Shawn brings valuable knowledge of that facility to the Infomart team. He leverages his 23 years of experience in critical infrastructure construction and operation to assist Infomart Data Centers with master planning for new sites as well as renovations to existing facilities. Shawn has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Tracy Ann Gill

Property Manager, Western Region

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Paul Vaccaro

SVP Operations and Engineering

Paul Vaccaro is the Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering for Infomart Data Centers. Paul is a 30 year IT Professional, and has spent the past 10 years working in the Mission Critical Facilities and Data Center Industry as an Enterprise Operator, and Data Center Engineer. Paul’s previous role was working for Intel Corporation, where he managed Data Center Operation activities around the globe. Vaccaro has co-authored several white papers on important industry topics such as: 1,100 wpsf High Density Data Center Design, High Efficiency Data Center Design and Retrofits Best Practices, Data Center Infrastructure Management Best Practices, and Data Center Site Selection Criteria. Paul supported Intel’s’ Internal customer groups from Silicon Design, Manufacturing, and Enterprise IT on cost and energy efficient requirements, facility design, deployment, and sustaining operations of Intel’s global data centers. Paul has extensive experience traveling both nationally and internationally, speaking at conferences, and supporting Data Center Best practices engagements for top multi-national corporations.

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Casey Vanderbeek

Director–Customer Technical Solutions

Casey joined Infomart Data Centers in 2016 to build out Infomart’s solution design and implementation disciplines. He is an expert in understanding customer requirements and being able to identify a solution to meet their needs. Casey has a 20-year history in supporting, planning and managing information technology initiatives. Immediately before joining Infomart Casey spent 10-years with ViaWest where he was instrumental in building the Oregon market and was the lead solution engineer for the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. His experiences in managing IT Teams and corporate data center initiatives has given Casey the ability to address the real-world concerns of Infomart’s customers. Casey has a BA in Business Management from the University of New Mexico.
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Frank DeLosa

Operations Manager

As the Operations Manager for Infomart Ashburn, Frank is responsible for the safety, availability, and customer service aspects of this facility. He has worked in technology for 35 years, most recently spending 16 years with AOL’s Virginia Data Center, which was acquired by Infomart in 2014. Frank brings creativity and a service mentality to the Infomart Ashburn team, and he will be assisting in the construction projects to bring this facility up to Infomart Data Center’s high standards.

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Joey Weems

Director of Information Technology

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Tracy Ann Gill

Property Manager, Western Region

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Robert Balster

Security Operations Supervisor

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Jim Linkous

SVP of Strategic Accounts

Jim joined Infomart Data Centers in 2015 to lead its sales and marketing efforts for its Portland and Silicon Valley facilities. He has a 25-year successful track record of corporate management in the technology and enterprise software development sector, most recently spending six years as VP of Sales for ViaWest. Jim is a passionate technology leader with a long history of creating strategy, building high-performance teams, and serving as an advocate for his community. He currently serves as the Founding President and Board Chair of the Oregon and SW Washington Chapter of the 7×24 Exchange.

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Hunter Fairman

Client Executive

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Charles Murphy

Vice President of Property Management

Charles has been with Infomart Dallas for 22 years. As the Property Manager, he manages all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the 1.6M sq. ft. facility, including tenant services, accounting, and commercial leasing. Charles is very well respected within the facility because of his responsiveness and follow-through on deliverables. Studying both Business and Real Estate in college, alongside 35 years of industry experience, Charles has a keen understanding for the operations of Infomart Dallas.

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George Matos

Chief Engineer

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Larry Scharp

Chief Engineer

Larry has spent 18 years in Data Centers and Operations. Larry began working at Infomart Silicon Valley in 2008 where he remained until he became involved with all aspects of the design and build process of Infomart Portland. As the Chief Engineer of Infomart Portland, he leads a skilled crew of engineers in all aspects of mission-critical electrical/mechanical data center operations. Larry has earned many certifications including Certified Data Center Design Professional (CDCDP), Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) and is currently seeking Certification in Telecommunications Project Manager (CTPM). He worked as a mechanical technician in the U.S. Army, tank division, Fort Knox Kentucky and attended college at CSUS and National College.

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Sandy Thielamay

Vice President of Technology

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Stephen Vaught

Office Manager/Human Resources

Steve joined Infomart Data Centers as Office Manager and Human Resources liaison and brings a variety of experience to the team, including Project Management and Sales Support skills leveraged to help client financial service company teams grow and prosper. He has produced strategic training materials for the banking and medical fields and served as International Correspondent for financial publications in both London and Tokyo. Steve is also a SAG-Aftra actor and voiceover artist. He holds a BA in International Relations from UC Berkeley and a Japanese language proficiency certificate from Sendagaya Japanese Institute.
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Michael Carnes

VP of Sales – Central Region

Michael Carnes is responsible for the conceptualization, implementation and execution of successful brand and market strategies that facilitate the overall growth of Infomart Dallas, placing a special focus on select verticals such as Cloud Computing, Oil & Gas and Energy. He is also accountable for the satisfaction and retention of Infomart Dallas’ hosting, managed services and cloud provider customers. Michael has more then 20 years experience in the data center market. An early employee of Data Return (acquired by Terremark), now a subsidiary of Verizon Communications, he quickly rose up the ranks to lead one of the company’s nationwide sales teams. Following his tenure at Data Return, Mr. Carnes held various sales leadership roles at several tech start-ups, including Kabira, Metallect, Software Spectrum, Mareechi, RSPEED, Inc., and NaviSite, Inc. (now a Time Warner Cable Company), and returned to the data center industry in 2011 to assist in the development of the colocation group for Digital Realty Trust in Dallas. Most recently, he formed a new company called Patronus Data Centers, which purchased 35 acres of land in Frisco, Texas with the intent of developing it into a new suburban data center campus.

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David Pickard

Assistant Chief Engineer

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Ronnie Sanford

Director, Client Technical Solutions

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Meghan Pearson

Marketing Manager

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Jim Westbrook

Chief Accountant

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Robbie O'Daniel

Controller

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Tom Jones

Assistant Property Manager, Facilities & Assets

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Nancy Windrow-Pearce

Assistant Property Manager

As the Assistant Property Manager of Infomart Dallas, Nancy assists the Property Manager in the daily operations of the building, including the management of tenant services, IT support, HR, Marketing, and managing the building’s many amenities and meeting rooms. With 14 years on the Infomart Dallas team, and over 30 years of Real Estate Management experience, Nancy is well equipped to handle the many responsibilities of her position. Customers and coworkers alike respect her for her caring, responsive, and dependable nature. Nancy graduated from SMU with a double major in Graphic Design and Anthropology, and a Minor in Art History.

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Scott Barber

Assistant Property Manager, Projects

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Darrell Foret

Accountant

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Tricia Varner

Lease Administrator

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Julia Balian

Staff Accountant

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Marco Villarreal

Director of Data Center Operations

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Herbert Melgar

Data Center Manager

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Zina Cunningham

Corporate Concierge