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.

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
Dan EphraimVice President of Sales
Don JenkinsVP of Operations
Jim LinkousSVP of Strategic Accounts
Tracy Ann GillProperty Manager, Western Region
Trisann CasamiquelaManager, Business Development
Casey VanderbeekDirector–Customer Technical Solutions
Shawn KaneVP of Engineering
Joey WeemsDirector of Information Technology
Frank DeLosaOperations Manager
Tracy Ann GillProperty and Customer Account Manager
Robert BalsterSecurity Operations Supervisor
Hunter FairmanClient Executive
Joe KendraChief Engineer
Larry ScharpChief Engineer
Stephen VaughtOffice Manager/Human Resources
Todd LipcseyOperations Engineer
David PickardAssistant Chief Engineer
Meghan PearsonMarketing Manager

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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Jun. 14, 2018Infomart Data Centers Announces Completion of New Ashburn Data Center Capacity

Infomart Data Centers Announces Completion of New Ashburn Data Center Capacity

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Jun. 14, 2018Infomart Data Centers finishes first of six Ashburn data center suites

Infomart Data Centers finishes first of six Ashburn data center suites

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Jun. 14, 2018Tuesday Roundup: 123Net, GlobeNet, Infomart

Tuesday Roundup: 123Net, GlobeNet, Infomart

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Jun. 14, 2018Infomart Data Centers completes new Ashburn data centre capacity

Infomart Data Centers completes new Ashburn data centre capacity

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Jun. 14, 2018Infomart expands former Dulles Technology Center

Infomart expands former Dulles Technology Center

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Jun. 14, 2018Infomart Adds Capacity to NoVa Data Center

Infomart Adds Capacity to NoVa Data Center

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Jun. 13, 2018Infomart Unveils Ashburn Data Center, Retooled for the Future

Infomart Unveils Ashburn Data Center, Retooled for the Future

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Jun. 13, 2018Infomart Data Centers Announces Completion of New Ashburn Data Center Capacity

Infomart Data Centers Announces Completion of New Ashburn Data Center Capacity

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Jun. 13, 2018Infomart enhances capacity at new Ashburn facility

Infomart enhances capacity at new Ashburn facility

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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Dan Ephraim

Vice President of Sales

Dan joined Infomart Data Centers in 2017 to lead its sales and marketing efforts for its Ashburn facility. Prior to Infomart Data Centers, Dan served as Director with Digital Realty Trust and DuPont Fabros Technologies, where he was responsible for leasing wholesale colocation solutions.   Mr. Ephraim has also held positions with Logicworks, a cloud automation and managed services company, and the Globix Corporation (now QTS Realty Trust).

Dan has an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St Louis and an BA from the College of Wooster (OH).  Dan is currently on the Board of Advisors at Marist College’s Institute for Data Center Professionals and holds a Board position at the Washington DC chapter of the 7×24 Exchange.

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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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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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Tracy Ann Gill

Property Manager, Western Region

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Trisann Casamiquela

Manager, Business Development

Trisann joins Infomart with over 20 years experience in team oriented environments defining, supporting, and executing client care and marketing programs.  Trisann’s most recent experience was at DFT Data Centers, now Digital Realty, where she worked directly for senior leadership supporting corporate and organizational strategic plans along with managing portions of the sales operations processes.  At Infomart, Trisann oversees the execution of all Infomart regional marketing activities along with client care programs.  She is passionate about customer service and has a degree in business management and accounting.

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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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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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Joey Weems

Director of Information Technology

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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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Tracy Ann Gill

Property and Customer Account Manager

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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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Joe Kendra

Chief Engineer

Joe Kendra is Chief Engineer for Infomart Data Centers. Joe joined Infomart in 2017 after spending nine years as the Chief Engineer at the AOL campus in Ashburn, Virginia. Prior to AOL, he was Chief Engineer at DTZ, (now Cushman & Wakefield), a global leader in commercial real estate services. He has 20-plus years of experience running chilled water plants in data center campuses of more than 1.5 million square-feet. Joe earned an Associate degree from Triangle Tech and holds a Class 3 Steam Boiler Engineer license from the District of Columbia.

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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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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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Todd Lipcsey

Operations Engineer

Todd Lipcsey is Operations Engineer for Infomart Data Centers. Previously, Todd was Operations Engineer at AOL data centers for more than 16 years, including 10 years at the company’s Ashburn facility before its acquisition by Infomart. Prior to AOL, he was Data Center Critical Facility Engineer at Poole & Kent. He holds a Master Electrician license in the State of Virginia and studied at East Carolina University. Todd has also attained a PLC Technician Certificate from George Brown College and is currently pursuing Professional Energy Manager (PEM) Certification through the Institute of Energy Professionals and Schneider Electric Energy University.

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David Pickard

Assistant Chief Engineer

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Meghan Pearson

Marketing Manager