"The opportunity that lies ahead for Equinix is enormous and I am committed to driving our innovation, strategy and execution to become the trusted center of a cloud-first world."
FORBES: Global interconnection and data center company, Equinix, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Charles Meyers to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Meyers will also join Equinix's Board of Directors. He succeeds Peter Van Camp, who has served as interim CEO since January 2018. Van Camp will resume his role as Executive Chairman of the Equinix Board of Directors.
Regarding Meyers' new role, Van Camp noted, "Charles is an outstanding leader who has been a major contributor to Equinix's success over the past eight years, playing critical roles in the company as we have quadrupled in size, growing from $1.2 billion in revenue to the $5 billion plus we expect to generate this year. Charles brings that rare combination of a world-class operator combined with a passion and drive for strategic innovation. These characteristics, and his proven track record of delivering value for our customers and our shareholders, make him an excellent choice to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead."
Meyers has a distinguished 25-year career in the technology industry including a number of executive leadership positions at leading telecommunications and information technology companies. Meyers joined Equinix in 2010 as President, Americas, leading the company's largest operating region through a time of significant growth and strong operating performance. In 2013, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer at Equinix, where he spearheaded our drive for global consistency, leading the Global Sales, Marketing, Operations and Customer Success teams. For the past year, he has served as President of Strategy, Services and Innovation (SSI), where he oversaw our product organization and led the technology, strategy and business development teams driving the company's next phase of growth and focusing on the future needs of customers and partners.
For his part, Meyers said, "I joined Equinix eight years ago to be part of a company with exceptional opportunity and a phenomenal team of employees and I am incredibly honored and thrilled to now serve the company in the role of CEO. I look forward to partnering with my over 7,500 colleagues around the globe in service to our customers and partners as we expand our unmatched ability to help organizations drive their digital transformation agendas. The opportunity that lies ahead for Equinix is enormous and I am committed to driving our innovation, strategy and execution to become the trusted center of a cloud-first world."
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