Infomart Data Centers has announced that its board of directors has appointed Phil Koen as a new member. Koen will also serve as the company’s Interim chief executive officer, succeeding Infomart’s founder and former president, John Sheputis, who will remain as an adviser to Infomart while the board of directors conducts a search for a new chief executive officer. 

This transition follows the announcement in March 2018 of the acquisition of three Infomart data centers and Infomart's management company by IPI Data Center Partners Management, LLC (“IPI Partners”). IPI Partners 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.

“Phil is one of the most experienced and well-respected executives in the data center sector. 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," said Matt A'Hearn, managing director of IPI Partners and a member of Infomart's board of directors. "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 a longstanding track record of guiding prominent data center and internet infrastructure companies through periods of rapid growth. He most recently served as chief executive officer and Chairman of the Board of Intermedia, a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and business cloud email provider. Prior to Intermedia, he was the chief executive officer of Savvis Inc., a global managed hosting and colocation services provider, and president and chief operating officer of Equinix Inc. 

"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 center market and I look forward to working closely with the company's talented team to aggressively pursue these growth opportunities.”