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Equinixfrom Level 3 Communications, where he was group vice president for the North American enterprise group. In this role he was responsible for building and overseeing a high-performing sales force of more than 1,200 generating approximately $2.5 billionin annual revenue. Prior to this role, Strohmeyer led the Global Carrier Channel for Level 3 and managed sales teams responsible for more than $1 billionin carrier and service provider revenue. During his 12-year tenure at Level 3, Strohmeyer held several executive positions, supervising commercial services and large deal teams, overseeing customer operations and client service, and managing strategic relationships with other companies, including channel partners.
Prior to Level 3, Mr. Strohmeyer worked at NetRail, where he was first
an executive vice president for operations—during which time he
introduced four new products to market and was part of a team that
$85 millionin capital. Later at NetRail, he was an executive vice president for corporate development, helping manage the sale of the company.
- Before joining NetRail, Strohmeyer held various positions with BellSouth including business development manager, assistant market development manager and national accounts executive.
Strohmeyer earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration
University of New Hampshireand a master’s degree in international business administration from Mercer University.
Steve Smith, CEO and president, Equinix:
“Karl has a proven track record in managing large scale organizations and has experience with both enterprise and service provider markets – important customer segments for
Equinix. This experience combined with demonstrated results in driving high-performing sales teams makes Karl an ideal fit for leading our business in the Americas.”
Karl Strohmeyer, president, Americas, Equinix:
“Equinix is the market leader with particular strength in the network and financial services markets, with an enormous opportunity in cloud and the adoption of cloud services by the enterprise segment. In this new role I look forward to executing on these growth opportunities and delivering against customer demands in the Americas.”
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