Effective early Q2,
The changes will enable
Charles Meyers, President and CEO, Equinix
"As we continue to enhance the value of our global platform and serve an increasingly strategic role in the digital transformation of our customers, these changes to our organization will enable us to advance our leadership as the trusted center of a cloud-first world. Karl, Sara and Eric have a combined 24 years in executive roles at
Highlights / Key Facts
Karl Strohmeyer: Chief Customer and Revenue Officer
- This newly created global organization will concentrate all of the company's customer-facing functions into a single organization with a consolidated focus on the customer. This will allow a centralized ownership of the entire customer experience and enable
Equinixto provide increased value as a trusted advisor to businesses undergoing digital transformation. As a part of this role, Strohmeyer will leverage the company's technology leadership and partner ecosystem to generate exceptional customer experiences.
- Since joining
Equinixin 2013, Strohmeyer has served as President, Americasoverseeing the regional management, strategy, sales and operations for Equinixin the U.S., Brazil, Canadaand Colombia. Under his leadership, the Americasregion, which is the company's largest region by revenue, has nearly doubled in size, growing from $1.3 billionin revenue in 2013 to $2.5 billionin revenue in 2018. He also oversaw one of the company's largest acquisitions and integrations to date with the $3.6 billionacquisition of 29 data centers from Verizonin 2017. Sara Baack: Chief Product Officer
- This organization, focused on the evolution of Platform Equinix, defines, develops and manages
Equinix'sindustry-leading portfolio of products while balancing continuous enhancements and the next waves of innovation to meet the dynamic demands of Equinix'senterprise and service provider customers. Under Baack's leadership, Equinixintends to strengthen the delivery of the compelling value that it provides to today's digital businesses and accelerate the development of new services.
- Since joining
Equinixin 2012, Baack has served as Chief Marketing Officer and has led the company's global market strategy, product management, communications, solution marketing, demand generation and global brand development. Under her leadership as CMO, Baack oversaw the business ideation and product development of a new portfolio of interconnection and commerce enablement services focused on next-generation enterprise IT architecture and hybrid cloud adoption. She also architected the repositioning of Equinixaround the company's interconnection capabilities, cloud enablement and the Interconnection Oriented Architecture® (IOA®) for enterprise. Eric Schwartz: Chief Strategy and Development Officer
- Schwartz's new role includes driving effective and holistic strategy and decision-making across the company to support both strategic and tactical elements of growth and expansion. As a part of this role, Schwartz will also ensure that
Equinixcontinues to invest in the optimal capital and technology expansion needed to increase its value as the architecture of choice for businesses as they increasingly move their strategic infrastructure to Platform Equinix.
- Schwartz joined
Equinixin 2006 and has served in various senior-level management roles with the company. He spearheaded Equinix'sexpansion to Europe, including the 2007 acquisition of IXEurope, as well as the 2016 acquisition of Telecity, and he has served as President, EMEA since 2008. Under his leadership, the EMEA region has expanded from $178 millionin revenue in 2008 to $1.6 billionin 2018, and it now encompasses 73 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in 15 countries.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX data centers and developing, deploying and delivering
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