Executive Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Services & President, Americas (Interim)
Jon Lin and his team connect the critical digital ecosystems needed to power the world’s digital infrastructure company.
He serves as the Executive Vice President and General Manager, Data Center Services, driving strategy and execution for Equinix’s Data Center Services business. In this role, Jon ensures the growth and continued innovation for the company’s market leading interconnected colocation business. He also has global responsibility for Equinix’s physical data center services and software engineering teams.
Jon has been with Equinix for more than 13 years, and has held senior leadership positions in strategy, product, engineering, sales engineering, and professional services in his career. Jon is a passionate ally for diversity, inclusion and belonging, and is the executive sponsor for Equinix’s Asian and Veterans employee connection networks, as well as working externally with The Asian American Foundation (TAAF).
Prior to his current role, Jon served as President of Americas, running the company’s largest region by revenue. This included overseeing the $1B acquisition of Bell data centers in Canada, as well as the acquisition of Axtel data centers in Mexico. Jon also led the acquisition of Packet, a leading bare metal automation platform.
Prior to Equinix, he held leadership roles at Tata Communications and UUNET/Verizon.
Jon enjoys bringing customers, technology and infrastructure together, and is instrumental in the continued development of Equinix’s cloud connectivity strategy.
Jon graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he studied biology and computer science.