Infomart Data Centers has announced the appointment of distinguished data center executive Brian Cox as chief executive officer and member of the board of directors. 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. 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 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 — we are confident he is the right person to drive our success well into the future.”
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, 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 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.”