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Sitting CEO at Equinix, the world's leading Data Center and Interconnection provider......#115 on the S&P 500 with $5.6B in revenue and a market cap of ~$50B.   Demonstrated board level executive with 25+ years experience helping high-growth technology companies scale through various stages of maturity from start-up to $5B+.   Brings deep knowledge of the evolving cloud landscape and a proven track record of shaping digital strategies and multi-channel go-to-market models.   A proven leader and operator with the ability to be an effective advisor to CEOs facing the challenges of rapid growth, disciplined execution and digital transformation.    Broad experience to support various committee roles including audit, nominating and governance, digital/technology and compensation.

Work experience

2018Present

President & CEO

Equinix

Drove a comprehensive revamp of the company operating model to enhance execution against our strategy to become the world's leading Digital Infrastructure platform.  Company accomplishments included:

  • Realized 65% equity appreciation in first full year as CEO, crossing $50B in market cap
  • Achieved Investment Grade rating in 2019, raising $2B+ in Equity and $4B+ in debt to fortify balance sheet, fuel growth and reduce interest expense
  • Drove formation of $1B JV with GIC Capital (Singapore sovereign wealth fund) to drive Hyperscale Data Center investments in EMEA
  • Recognized as top CEO by both Buy-Side and Sell-Side in Institutional Investor rankings
  • Achieved record levels of Employee Engagement and Customer NPS during the year despite large-scale global change program
  • Ranked #110 in WSJ/Drucker Institute ranking of Best Run Companies as measured by Customer Sat, Employee Engagement, Social Responsibility, Innovation and Financial Stability
  • Named as a "Just 100" company, a ranking of the top Corporate Citizens in achieving positive outcomes for all company stakeholders
  • Recognized by the US EPA for Excellence in Green Power leadership
  • Awarded the Bill Campbell Award by Watermark women's group for advocacy and leadership in the support of female leaders
20172018

President, Strategy, Services and Innovation

Equinix

Spearheaded the evolution of Equinix' Platform strategy and Product roadmap to respond to key Digital risks and opportunities including Evolving Edge, AI, IoT, 5G, etc.

20132016

Chief Operating Officer

Equinix

Global functional responsibility for Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Customer Care for a $3B+ business operating in 40 global markets.

20102013

President, Americas

Equinix

Full P&L responsibility for company's largest P&L

Increased bookings production by 53% over 6 quarters while simultaneously delivering >500bps of margin improvement 

20072010

Group President, Messaging and Mobile Media

VeriSign

Significantly re-tooled the business over a 24 month period in preparation for sale.   Grew revenue from $101M in 2007 to $143M in 2009 despite culling product portfolio and paring headcount from 650 to 430 to enhance focus and drive execution.   Delivered 8 consecutive quarters of over-performance to plan, averaging 167% of OpInc plan over a 2 yr period.

20062007

SVP, Product Group Executive

VeriSign

Full P&L for all Security and Communications Services offerings totaling ~$650M in Revenue and 2,700 employees through a matrixed org.

20012006

Chief Marketing Officer ('04-'06), President, IP and Data Services ('03), SVP, Softswitch Services ('01-'03)

Level 3 Communications

Responsible for all marketing functions globally including Product Management, Product Marketing, Vertical Marketing, PR/AR, Demand Management and Commercial Solutions.

Full P&L responsibility for the company's IP and Softswitch Services lines of business.   Launched MPLS and IP-VPN portfolio to fuel enterprise growth.  

Developed and drove execution of Softswitch Services strategy that resulted in growth from $300M to >$1B and eventually led to Level 3 being the number one share provider in both Managed Modem and Wholesale VoIP services.


19882001

Various Executive and Engineering Roles

Kinetic Ventures, Internet Security Systems, BellSouth, Booz-Allen Consulting, StorageTek, Digital Equipment

See Detailed Resume for roles and accomplishments

Education

1992

J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University

MBA and Masters, Engineering Management

Graduated number one in Kellogg class with 4.0 GPA,  Recipient of Dean's Award for Academic Excellence and Kellogg Outstanding Student Award

1987

University of Colorado, Boulder

BS, Chemical Engineering

Personal

Enjoy tennis, golf, wake surfing and Yoga.

Married.  Three daughters, three grand-children.

Founder and Managing Director of "Leave the 99" foundation, aimed at mission and service work serving youth across the globe