HONG KONG, May 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that Todd Handcock has been named chief marketing officer and vice president of marketing and strategy for Asia Pacific. Handcock joins Equinix from British Telecom (BT) where he was most recently vice president of Asia Pacific Business Transformation, accountable for leading BT's major investment and expansion program in the region. Handcock will lead Equinix's strategic planning and execution of the product and marketing roadmap in Asia Pacific.
Handcock brings to Equinix more than 18 years of experience in Asia Pacific, having held senior management positions in Jakarta, Singapore, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. His previous roles at BT included vice president of Asia Pacific Business Operations and interim country manager for China. Prior to joining BT, Handcock was Asia Pacific vice president at Descartes Systems Group and general manager of Global Alliances and Accounts with Maves International Software. Handcock also held senior management positions at Ometraco Group and Cott Corporation. He began his career in Asia at the Canadian Embassy in Indonesia.
Samuel Lee, president, Equinix Asia Pacific said: "As the only global network-neutral data center provider in the region, we are in a unique position to make global business easier for our Asia Pacific customers with Platform Equinix. Handcock is an asset to the Equinix team; his broad industry knowledge and proven track record in leading the strategic expansion of a number of global brands will accelerate our growth strategy."
"As our customers rapidly expand into, and also out of, the Asia Pacific market, Equinix's established ecosystems position the company perfectly for strong growth in the region. In addition we have facilities opening this year in Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo," added Handcock. "I look forward to helping demonstrate the strategic value of working with Equinix in this dynamic region and further build upon its market-leading reputation."
Handcock holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Calgary and a post-graduate diploma in Asia Pacific Management from the McRae Institute of International Management at Capilano College in Vancouver.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. More than 3,350 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies connect to more than 650 network service providers and rely on Platform Equinix to grow their business, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 37 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth. http://www.equinix.com
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