Eric Shepcaro, the Chief Executive Officer of Telx, passed away Saturday after an illness. Shepcaro led the company through a period of tremendous growth, during which it became a national provider of interconnection and colocation services, with operations in major Internet gateways in markets around the U.S. He was a familiar speaker at industry events in the telecom and data center sectors.
Shepcaro joined Telx as CEO shortly after the company was acquired by GI Partners in late 2006, and continued as CEO after Telx was acquired by ABRY Partners and Berkshire Partners in 2011. Prior to joining Telx, Shepcaro worked for AT&T, where he served as senior vice president of Business Development and Emerging Services and chaired AT&T's Emerging Technology Customer Board. He has also held executive positions at Netelligence Technologies, Digital Island and Sprint.
"It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Eric Shepcaro our CEO, a visionary and an inspiring leader," said Ron Sterbenz, Corporate Communications Officer for Telx, in a statement. "No words can express our sadness and gratitude for his mentoring and contributions to Telx and our collective thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. We will honor his legacy with a continued commitment to our customers and to Telx's success."
Shepcaro had recently taken time off from his duties, during which the day-to-day management of Telx was overseen by an executive team led by President and CFO Chris Downie and board member John Kelly.
Eric was always generous with his time and eager to discuss Telx and the data center industry. He will be missed.