Global Sales, Marketing, Operations, Client Services report to COO;
Search underway for new President of the Americas
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 14, 2013--
Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced it has appointed Charles Meyers, formerly
President of the Americas for Equinix, to the newly created role of
Chief Operating Officer (COO).
The addition of the COO function is part of a reorganization designed to
align the company globally to best serve the needs of Equinix customers.
The Global Sales, Marketing, Operations and Client Services functions
will now report directly to Meyers. Currently Equinix has a search
underway to fill the President of the Americas role. Meyers will provide
continued leadership in this capacity until his replacement is hired.
“To cement our leadership, we are evolving to meet the demands of our
customers who rely on our global reach and scale to support their
business ambitions. In the role of COO, Charles will bring proven
leadership and deep operating experience to the task of further aligning
our global team for maximum effectiveness,” said Steve Smith, Equinix
CEO and president. “The changes we are making today will sharpen our
global execution as we pursue our strategy to be the interconnection
platform for the world’s leading businesses.”
“Equinix operates in a market of nearly limitless opportunity and our
business strategy affords us a unique ability to combine exceptional
growth and superior returns. As Equinix continues to grow, we must
deliver compelling products and offers that provide clearly quantifiable
value to our customers with the right balance between global consistency
and local responsiveness,” said Meyers. “I look forward to working with
the leadership team in a new capacity to position Equinix for growth and
enhance the way we serve our customers and present our company to the
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,000 companies
directly to their customers and partners inside the world’s most
networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix
interconnection platform in 31 strategic markets across the Americas,
EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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 centers and
developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated
costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have
acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant
revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers;
failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to
time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to
generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or
outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key
customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see
Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities
and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from
Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the
forward-looking information contained in this press release.
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