NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 6, 2014) - Telx®, a leading provider of global interconnectivity, cloud enablement services and datacenter solutions, today announced that John Abbot has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Abbot brings 20 years of financial experience from his tenures at Insight Communications, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs, with deep understanding in how to build system and organization infrastructure in a growing technology company. Abbot also brings an impressive track record of strategic financial success to his new position, through leading various capital markets transactions, merger and acquisition and integration campaigns.
Abbot will help shape and drive key aspects of Telx's financial investments and strategic direction. He joins Telx from Insight Communications, where he served as Executive Vice President and CFO. After working with Insight on its IPO as a banker, he joined the company as CFO in 2004. Prior to Insight, John worked for 12 years as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. John received his M.B.A. from Harvard, a Masters in Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a BS from the United States Naval Academy.
"I am excited to bring aboard such a high quality and caliber member to our leadership team and I am confident John will help Telx in our continued pursuit to provide best in-class services while expanding our role as an industry leader," said Chris Downie, CEO of Telx. "John's institutional knowledge and proven track record from both the financial and technology worlds makes him a highly valuable addition to our team."
Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and 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 reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to a community of the industry's highest performance networks and access to 1,200+ clients, 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 about Telx, visit: http://www.telx.com. Join us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/s/Telx Interconnection. Data Centers. Community™.