|[August 26, 2013]
Telx Announces New CEO Chris Downie
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
The Board of Directors of The Telx Group has announced that Chris
Downie, who has served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of
Telx since 2007, will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer
Downie has 22 years of experience in the communications and finance
industries and has provided leadership to Telx in a variety of
functional areas including finance, strategic planning, business
development, customer service and operational support.
"Chris has been a compelling leader for Telx over the past six months.
The board and the company's investors have great confidence in Chris and
his ability to drive Telx's continued success as a premier provider of
interconnection and data center solutions to our customers," said John
Kelly, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
"I am honored to follow in the steps of such a capable leader as Eric
Shepcaro," Downie said of his new role. "Eric provided tremendous
guidance as the company expanded into a number of new markets and
developed innovative interconnection producs and data center services
for our clients. He served as a great mentor to me and we all miss him."
Downie added, "I look forward to leading Telx in the next stage of its
Prior to joining Telx, Downie served as CFO, COO and ultimately
Principal Executive Officer for Motient Corporation, a leading satellite
services company developing expansive communications platforms in North
America, and in varying financial and operational consulting capacities
for Communications Technology Advisors (CTA). Before CTA, he was a
co-founder and CFO for BroadStreet Communications, a competitive
telecommunications company. Downie also spent ten years executing
corporate finance transactions in the communications sector at Daniels &
Associates and Bear Stearns. He holds an MBA from New York University
and a BA from Dartmouth College.
Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and secure data center
services in strategic, high-demand North American markets. With 20
datacenters supported by 100% Uptime SLAs and 24 Hour Cross Connect
guarantees, Telx increases speed to market and reduced connectivity
costs by providing direct connectivity to the industry's highest
performance networks and access to 1,100+ customers, including leading
telecommunications carriers, ISPs, cloud providers, content providers
and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New
York City, servicing 13 US markets with six facilities across the New
York / New Jersey Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities
in Dallas, four facilities in California (Los Angeles, San Francisco,
and two in Santa Clara), two Pacific Northwest facilities (Seattle and
Portland), and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C.
For more information, please visit: www.Telx.com.
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