REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 25, 2013--
Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data
center company, today announced that it has appointed Karl
Strohmeyer as president of the Americas. In this role, Strohmeyer will
be responsible for the management, strategy and growth plan for Equinix
in the Americas, with P&L accountability for the region.
Highlights / Key Facts
Strohmeyer joins Equinix from 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 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 $1 billion in 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
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
raised $85 million in capital. Later at NetRail, he was an executive
vice president for corporate development, helping manage the sale of
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
from the University of New Hampshire and 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:
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.”
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), connects more than 4,400 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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