Brian Cox to Lead Execution of the Company’s Growth Strategy and Brand Relaunch Planned for Q1 2019
SAN JOSE, CA – October 15, 2018 – Infomart Data Centers, a leading provider of wholesale data center solutions focused on the unique requirements of hyperscale and enterprise customers, today announced the appointment of distinguished data center executive Brian Cox as Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors. Mr. Cox succeeds Phil Koen, who became interim CEO in June and will remain actively involved in the company as a member of the board of directors. Mr. Cox is the most recent of several key executive hires at Infomart and will head a leadership structure designed to drive accelerated organic and inorganic growth and a strategic brand relaunch to occur in early 2019.
“Finding a CEO with a proven track record of growing a company in this space and creating shareholder value was of critical importance to Infomart’s board,” said Mr. Koen. “The company is in a very strong position and Brian is an accomplished leader with an innate understanding of our business and the strategy we are implementing. He has successfully built and grown great businesses, and we are confident he is the right person to drive our success well into the future.”
Mr. Cox brings over two decades of industry and operational experience to Infomart. He was most recently Chief Operating Officer of Cologix, a global data center and interconnection solutions provider. At Cologix, Mr. Cox was responsible for market positioning, strategy, marketing, and commercial management, growing the business from a startup with one data center into an international platform with 25 locations across the U.S. and Canada. He previously held the role of Chief Financial Officer at Cologix.
“We are thrilled to have Brian join as the CEO to help drive the next chapter of the company’s growth story,” said Matt A’Hearn, Managing Director of IPI Partners. IPI Partners, an investor in data centers and other technology and connectivity-related real assets, acquired Infomart’s management company and data centers in San Jose, California; Hillsboro, Oregon; and Ashburn, Virginia earlier this year. “We believe the platform is well positioned for near-term growth. We expect Brian’s vision and ability to inspire and connect with the team, customers, and partners to be transformative to the business.”
“The chance to join and grow a company with a strategy focused on customer-led, next generation hyperscale and enterprise data center solutions is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said Mr. Cox. “With IPI as our partner, we are perfectly positioned to build on our existing platform and expand into other markets, with a goal of rapidly scaling the business to meet the unique needs of our customers.”
For more information about Infomart Data Centers, visit www.infomartdatacenters.com.
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About Infomart Data Centers
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 meets or exceeds the highest industry standards in all operational categories of availability, security, connectivity, and physical resilience. Recognized for its consistent excellence, Infomart is dedicated to maintaining its reputation of reliability and best-in-class management while offering flexible solutions to meet the needs of its clients.
Since the Company’s inception, Infomart has demonstrated its commitment to environmental responsibility in designing and building energy-efficient and sustainable data centers for performance-driven organizations. Infomart offers highly connected wholesale and colocation facilities in three Tier I markets in the United States: San Jose, California; Hillsboro, Oregon; and Ashburn, Virginia. For more information, please visit www.infomartdatacenters.com or connect with Infomart on Twitter and LinkedIn.
About IPI Data Center Partners Management, LLC
IPI Data Center Partners Management, LLC invests in data centers and other technology and connectivity-related real assets and is sponsored by ICONIQ Capital, LLC and an affiliate of Iron Point Partners, LLC.