US wholesale data center specialist Infomart Data Centers has appointed Brian Cox as CEO 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 – the most recent of several key executive hires at Infomart – will head a leadership formation designed to drive accelerated organic and inorganic growth as well as a strategic brand relaunch slated for early 2019.

Founded in 2006, Infomart Data Centers (formerly Fortune Data Centers) specialises in building, owning and operating highly efficient, cost-effective wholesale data centers. The firm offers wholesale and colocation facilities in four markets throughout the US: San Jose, Calif.; Hillsboro, Ore.; Dallas; and Ashburn, Va.

“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.”

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 US and Canada. He previously held the role of CFO at Cologix.