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Executive Officers

Biography PhotoPeter Van Camp
Executive Chairman
Peter Van Camp
Executive Chairman


Peter Van Camp serves as our executive chairman, a position he was appointed to in April 2007. Prior to this position, Mr. Van Camp served as our chief executive officer and as a director since May 2000 and as president since March 2006. In addition, in December 2005, Mr. Van Camp was re-elected as chairman of the board, having previously served in that capacity from June 2001 to December 2002. From January 1997 to May 2000, Mr. Van Camp was employed at UUNET, the Internet division of MCI (f... 

Biography PhotoCharles J. Meyers
President & Chief Executive Officer
Charles J. Meyers
President & Chief Executive Officer


Charles J. Meyers joined Equinix in 2010 as President, Equinix Americas, leading the company’s largest P&L through a time of significant growth and strong operating performance. Mr. Meyers then served as the Chief Operating Officer at Equinix, where he led the Global Sales, Marketing, Operations and Customer Success teams. For the past year, he was President, Strategy, Services and Innovation (SSI) leading Equinix’s strategic business teams including Corporate Strategy, Technology Innov... 

Biography PhotoKeith D. Taylor
Chief Financial Officer
Keith D. Taylor
Chief Financial Officer


Keith D. Taylor joined Equinix in 1999 and has served in a variety of roles, such as Equinix's Director of Finance & Administration, Vice President, Finance & Chief Accounting Officer, and now as CFO. Before joining Equinix, Mr. Taylor served as Vice President of Finance and Controller for International Wireless Communications, Inc., an operator, owner, and developer of wireless communication networks throughout Asia and Latin America. Prior to joining International Wireless Communications, Inc.... 
Biography PhotoRaouf Abdel
Chief Global Operations Officer
Raouf Abdel
Chief Global Operations Officer


Raouf Abdel joined Equinix in 2012, and today he is head of Global Operations overseeing engineering, construction, and operations for the company. Previously he served as Regional Operating Chief, Americas where he successfully led IBX Operations through significant growth and expansion. Mr. Abdel has 30 years of experience in the datacenter, telecom, and construction industries. Prior to joining Equinix, he was President and CEO for OpTerra Energy Group where he was responsible for building... 

Biography PhotoMark Adams
Chief Development Officer
Mark Adams
Chief Development Officer


Mark Adams is a seasoned strategy and business development executive with 20 years of experience in high technology. As Chief Development Officer, Mr. Adams is responsible for developing Equinix’s data center and services strategy. This includes developing strategic partnerships, leading Equinix’s investment and acquisition program and overseeing real estate development. Mr. Adams is responsible for recent transactions in the US, Brazil and Shanghai.

Prior to Equinix, Mr. Adams was th... 

Biography PhotoSara Baack
Chief Marketing Officer
Sara Baack
Chief Marketing Officer


Sara Baack joined Equinix in 2012 as Chief Marketing Officer, and is responsible for the company’s overall global brand, product and service portfolio, industry analysis, communications and vertical market development. Ms. Baack brings to Equinix more than 20 years of strategic corporate experience, joining the company from Level 3 Communications, Inc., where she served in a variety of senior positions, most recently as Senior Vice President of Voice Services. In this role, Ms. Baack was respons... 
Biography PhotoMichael Campbell
Chief Sales Officer
Michael Campbell
Chief Sales Officer


As Chief Sales Officer, Michael Campbell is responsible for the strategy and execution of all Equinix sales efforts globally, including direct sales and the entire ecosystem of go-to-market channel partners. He is focused on implementing strategies to expand the company’s customer base and take advantage of new business opportunities. Previously, Mr. Campbell held the role of Senior Vice President of Sales for Equinix.

Mr. Campbell joined Equinix in 2015 with over 30 years of interna... 

Biography PhotoSamuel Lee
President, Equinix Asia-Pacific
Samuel Lee
President, Equinix Asia-Pacific


Samuel Lee joined Equinix in 2000 and now serves as President of Equinix Asia-Pacific, overseeing the management, strategy and growth of the company’s Asia Pacific operations. Previously, he served as the Managing Director of Equinix Hong Kong, where he successfully led the Equinix Hong Kong team in building a strong position for Equinix in the financial services industry in Hong Kong.

Mr. Lee brings a wealth of experience in telecom and Internet services as well as expertise in startu... 

Biography PhotoBrian Lillie
Chief Product Officer
Brian Lillie
Chief Product Officer


Brian Lillie joined Equinix in August 2008 and today leads the company’s products and services strategy and development as Chief Product Officer. Mr. Lillie oversees the company’s entire colocation, interconnection and services product portfolio, focusing on advancing innovation that’s inspired by customer needs and can evolve to meet the digital economy’s demands.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Lillie served as Chief Customer Officer and EVP of Technology Services. In that position... 

Biography PhotoBrandi Galvin Morandi
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary
Brandi Galvin Morandi
Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary


Brandi Galvin Morandi joined Equinix in January 2003 and has served as Equinix's General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since that time. Before joining Equinix, Ms. Morandi practiced in the corporate securities group at the law firm of Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP (Gunderson Dettmer) in Menlo Park, California. At Gunderson Dettmer, Ms. Morandi represented public and private companies in a variety of debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions as well as ... 
Biography PhotoEric Schwartz
President, Equinix EMEA
Eric Schwartz
President, Equinix EMEA


Eric Schwartz joined Equinix in 2006 and has played various senior-level management roles with the company. He spearheaded Equinix’s expansion to Europe, including the 2007 acquisition of IXEurope, and the ongoing integration of Equinix’s European operations into its global business. As President of Equinix Europe, Mr. Schwartz oversees the management, strategy, and growth for Equinix in Europe.

Mr. Schwartz came to Equinix from BellSouth where he was Vice President of IP Communication... 

Biography PhotoKarl Strohmeyer
President, Americas
Karl Strohmeyer
President, Americas


Karl Strohmeyer joined Equinix in 2013 after 12 years at Level 3 Communications, where he was Group Vice President for the North American Enterprise Group. There, he was responsible for building and overseeing a sales force of more than 1,200 people generating approximately $2.5 billion in annual revenue. Prior to this role, Strohmeyer led the Global Carrier Channel for Level 3 and managed sales teams responsible for more than $1B in carrier and service provider revenue. During his 12-year tenur... 
Biography PhotoMilind Wagle
Chief Information Officer
Milind Wagle
Chief Information Officer


Milind Wagle joined Equinix in April 2010 and serves as the Global CIO within the Customer Success Organization. Wagle leads the global IT team and oversees the solution delivery for enterprise applications, information security, and end-user technology infrastructure support for Equinix’s thousands of global employees.

For the past six years, Wagle has served in various senior leadership roles within the IT team at Equinix, most recently as Vice President. In addition to managing the... 

Board of Directors

Biography PhotoTom Bartlett
Executive VP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, American Tower Corporation
Tom Bartlett

Tom Bartlett has served as a member of our Board since April 2013. Mr. Bartlett has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of American Tower, an owner and operator of wireless and broadcast communications sites that operates as a REIT, since April 2009 and as treasurer since February 2012. Prior to joining American Tower, Mr. Bartlett spent 25 years at Verizon Communications and its predecessor companies in numerous operations and business development roles, most r... 
Biography PhotoNanci Caldwell
Corporate Director and Former CMO PeopleSoft
Nanci Caldwell

Nanci Caldwell has served as a member of our Board since December 2015. Since 2005, Nanci has been a corporate director of many public and private companies. Prior to her role as a corporate director, Ms. Caldwell served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer of PeopleSoft from 2001 to 2004. Prior to joining PeopleSoft, Ms. Caldwell spent nearly two decades at Hewlett Packard in increasingly senior and executive sales and marketing roles in Canada and the U.S. Ms. Caldwel... 
Biography PhotoGary Hromadko
Private Investor
Gary Hromadko

Gary Hromadko has served as a member of our Board since June 2003. Mr. Hromadko was a venture partner at Crosslink Capital, a venture capital firm, from June 2002 through December 2017. Mr. Hromadko has been active as a private investor since 1993. Mr. Hromadko serves on the board of directors of several privately held companies.... 
Biography PhotoScott Kriens
Chairman of the Board, Juniper Networks, Inc.
Scott Kriens

Scott Kriens has served as a member of our Board since July 2000. Mr. Kriens has served as chairman of the board of directors of Juniper Networks, a publicly traded Internet infrastructure solutions company, since October 1996. From October 1996 to September 2008, Mr. Kriens served as Juniper's chief executive officer. From April 1986 to January 1996, Mr. Kriens served as vice president of sales and vice president of operations at StrataCom, a telecommunications equipment company, which h... 
Biography PhotoWilliam Luby
Managing Partner, Seaport Capital
William Luby

William Luby has served as a member of our Board since April 2010. Mr. Luby has served as the managing partner of Seaport Capital, a private equity firm, and its predecessor companies since 1996. He previously was a managing director at Chase Capital, the private equity affiliate of the Chase Manhattan Corporation. Mr. Luby also serves on the board of directors of several privately held companies, and previously served as chairman of the board of directors of Switch & Data Facilities Comp... 
Biography PhotoIrving F. Lyons, III
Principal, Lyons Asset Management
Irving F. Lyons, III

Irving Lyons, III has served as a member of our Board since February 2007. Mr. Lyons has been a principal of Lyons Asset Management, a California-based private investment firm, since January 2005. From December 1993 to January 2005, Mr. Lyons was employed at ProLogis, a global provider of distribution facilities and services, where he served as chief investment officer from March 1997 to December 2004 and as vice chairman of the board of directors from December 2001 to January 2005. Mr. L... 
Biography PhotoCharles J. Meyers
President & Chief Executive Officer
Charles J. Meyers

Charles J. Meyers joined Equinix in 2010 as President, Equinix Americas, leading the company’s largest P&L through a time of significant growth and strong operating performance. Mr. Meyers then served as the Chief Operating Officer at Equinix, where he led the Global Sales, Marketing, Operations and Customer Success teams. For the past year, he was President, Strategy, Services and Innovation (SSI) leading Equinix’s strategic business teams including Corporate Strategy, Technolo... 

Biography PhotoChristopher Paisley
Dean’s Executive Professor, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University
Christopher Paisley

Christopher Paisley has served as a member of our Board since July 2007 and as lead independent director since February 2012. Mr. Paisley has been the Dean's Executive Professor of Accounting at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University since January 2001. From September 1985 until May 2000, Mr. Paisley was the senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of 3Com. Mr. Paisley currently serves as a director of Ambarella, Fitbit, and as lead independent directo... 
Biography PhotoPeter Van Camp
Executive Chairman
Peter Van Camp

Peter Van Camp serves as our executive chairman, a position he was appointed to in April 2007. Prior to this position, Mr. Van Camp served as our chief executive officer and as a director since May 2000 and as president since March 2006. In addition, in December 2005, Mr. Van Camp was re-elected as chairman of the board, having previously served in that capacity from June 2001 to December 2002. From January 1997 to May 2000, Mr. Van Camp was employed at UUNET, the Internet division of... 

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