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Unsere globale Marktführerschaft ist ein maßgeblicher Faktor für unseren anhaltenden Erfolg. Erfahren Sie mehr über die Mitglieder unseres weltweiten Managementteams, das dazu beiträgt, die Umsetzung der Vision des Unternehmens mitzugestalten.

Charles J. Meyers

President & Chief Executive Officer

Charles J. Meyers joined Equinix in 2010 as President, Equinix Americas, leading the company’s largest P&L through a time of significant growth and strong operating performance. Meyers then served as the Chief Operating Officer at Equinix, where he led the Global Sales, Marketing, Operations and Customer Success teams. For the past year, he was President, Strategy, Services and Innovation (SSI) leading Equinix’s strategic business teams including Corporate Strategy, Technology Innovation, and Product Management and Engineering. Under Meyers’ leadership, SSI worked to optimize the company’s position as a cloud enabler, identify key growth areas, and evolve our services portfolio in response to market, competitive and technology trends.

Meyers has built a distinguished 25-year career in the high-tech industry. Before joining Equinix, Meyers served as Group President at Verisign, where he led a P&L portfolio, including the company’s Security, Communications and Mobile Messaging businesses. Prior to Verisign, Meyers held various executive positions at Level 3 Communications, including Group Vice President of Global Marketing, President of IP and Data Services, and Senior Vice President, Softswitch Services. During his tenure, Meyers helped Level 3 emerge as a premier global provider of Internet and VoIP services.

Meyers also held senior operating roles at BellSouth, was a member of the pre-IPO executive team at Internet Security Systems, and served as a Senior Associate with Booz-Allen & Hamilton Consulting.

Meyers earned dual master’s degrees from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and McCormick Graduate School of Engineering. He also holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado.

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Raouf Abdel

Raouf Abdel

Executive Vice President, Global Operations

Raouf Abdel joined Equinix in 2012, and today he is head of Global Operations overseeing engineering, construction, and operations for the company. Previously he served as Regional Operating Chief, Americas, where he successfully led IBX Operations through significant growth and expansion. Abdel has 30 years of experience in the data center, telecom, and construction industries. Before joining Equinix, he was President and CEO for OpTerra Energy Group, where he was responsible for building the company’s business plan, securing funding and day to day operations. Before that, Abdel was President, Business Markets Group, at Level 3 Communications, where he led the company’s $1 Billion Enterprise business unit. Abdel also held numerous leadership roles at Level 3 in network deployment, product development and M&A.

Before Level 3, Abdel served as VP of Network Deployment at MFS Communications and was responsible for network and facility deployment throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

Abdel holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Temple University in Philadelphia.

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Sara Baack

Chief Product Officer

Sara Baack ist als Chief Product Officer bei Equinix für die Definition, Entwicklung und Bereitstellung des branchenführenden Portfolios an Produkten und Services verantwortlich. Sie arbeitet seit 2012 bei Equinix und war als Chief Marketing Officer sechs Jahre lang für die weltweite Markenentwicklung, die Marktstrategie, das Produkt- und Service-Portfolio sowie für Branchenanalysen, Kommunikation, Lösungs-Marketing und integrierte Nachfragegenerierung zuständig.

Baack brings to Equinix more than 25 years of strategic corporate experience, with a strong background in building and commercializing new services. She joined the company from Level 3 Communications, Inc., where she served in a variety of senior management positions, most recently as Senior Vice President of Voice Services. In this role, Baack was responsible for strategy, product management, pricing and commercial support, interconnection/regulatory policy, vendor management, network planning and operations for the $1b business unit. In addition to her career at Level 3, Baack also worked at PaineWebber Incorporated as Vice President of Principal Transactions, where she invested proprietary private equity capital in the communications sector.

Baack has been named Silicon Valley Business Journal’s CMO of the Year and as one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech by the National Diversity Council. She holds a B.A. from Rice University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

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Mike Campbell

Chief Sales Officer

As Chief Sales Officer, Mike Campbell is responsible for the strategy and execution of all Equinix sales efforts globally, including direct sales and the entire ecosystem of go-to-market channel partners. He focuses on implementing strategies to expand the company’s customer base and take advantage of new business opportunities. Previously, Campbell held the role of Senior Vice President of Sales for Equinix.

Campbell joined Equinix in 2015 with over 30 years of international sales leadership experience at premier high-tech organizations. He joined Equinix from Symantec, where he ran global renewals and website security businesses that drove almost $2 billion annually. His career at Symantec began after the merger with VeriSign’s authentication business unit, which had previously acquired Guardent, where he ran the enterprise and channel sales teams. Before Guardent, Campbell led Akamai’s U.S. sales force operations and nearly doubled the company’s revenue in just one year, from $89 million to over $160 million. Campbell has also held various sales leadership positions at NCR, UUNET, CompuServe, MCI and WorldCom.

Campbell holds a B.S. in marketing, with a minor in communications from the University of Dayton.

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JustinDustzadeh

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Justin Dustzadeh kam 2019 zu Equinix und fungiert als Chief Technology Officer. In seiner Funktion ist er für die Entwicklung eines Technologiestrategieplans zur Unterstützung der breiteren Strategieplattform des Unternehmens verantwortlich. Er ist maßgeblich an der Realisierung von Technologien der nächsten Generation und Innovationen beteiligt, die zur anhaltend führenden Rolle des Unternehmens auf dem Gebiet von Cloud-Ökosystemen beitragen.

Prior to Equinix, Dustzadeh served as Head of Global Network and Software Platform at Uber, where he led the team responsible for the architecture, engineering and operations of Uber’s global network infrastructure, as well as software platforms enabling Uber's business worldwide.

Dustzadeh’s prior experience includes executive roles at Visa, Huawei, Ericsson, AT&T, a Silicon-Valley technology startup (where he was a founder), and two leading service providers in France.

Dustzadeh holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from Télécom Paris, and a B.S. in Theoretical Physics from École Normale Supérieure (Ulm) in Paris.

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Brandi Galvin Morandi

Chief Legal und Human Resources Officer und Corporate Secretary

Brandi Galvin Morandi joined Equinix in January 2003 and served as Equinix’s General Counsel and Corporate Secretary until her expanded appointment was announced in early 2019. Morandi’s global organization stewards the Magic of Equinix culture through engagement, development, and compliance. From the first introduction, through onboarding, and finding success as they grow their career with Equinix, her team is at the forefront of creating a workplace experience where all employees are engaged and empowered. Morandi has led the strategic planning required to support the ongoing growth of Equinix past 8,000-employees, which has included organic and acquisition growth.

Morandi’s legal organization acts as a strategic partner in commercial negotiations, regulatory and compliance matters, governmental affairs and corporate governance, including working closely with the Equinix Board of Directors. Her teams have completed and integrated numerous acquisitions and joint ventures globally and over $27 billion in equity and debt financings in support of Equinix’s expansion roadmap.

Bevor sie zu Equinix wechselte, war Morandi in der Anwaltskanzlei Gunderson, Dettmer, Stough, Villeneuve, Franklin & Hachigian, LLP (Gunderson Dettmer) in Menlo Park, Kalifornien, in der Abteilung für Unternehmenswertpapiere tätig. Dort repräsentierte sie Aktien- und Personengesellschaften bei Anleihen- und Wertpapieremissionen, Fusionen und Übernahmen. Zudem beriet sie Unternehmen in allgemeinen rechtlichen Fragen. Vor ihrer juristischen Karriere nahm sie verschiedene Positionen im Bereich Öffentlichkeitsarbeit ein.

Morandi holds a B.A. in International Relations and Journalism from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

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Eric Schwartz

Eric Schwartz

Chief Strategy and Development Officer

Eric Schwartz kam 2006 zu Equinix und hat innerhalb des Unternehmens bereits eine Reihe von leitenden Managementpositionen bekleidet. In seiner derzeitigen Rolle als Chief Strategy and Development Officer verantwortet er die Bereiche Unternehmensstrategie, Geschäftsentwicklung, Technologie und Innovation sowie Hyperscale-Initiativen und die Unternehmensentwicklung. Hierzu zählt die Förderung einer effektiven und ganzheitlichen Strategie und Entscheidungsfindung im gesamten Unternehmen, um sowohl strategische als auch taktische Wachstums- und Expansionsfaktoren zu unterstützen. Im Rahmen seiner Tätigkeit beaufsichtigt Schwartz das Investitionsprogramm des Unternehmens, das darauf abzielt, die Position von Equinix als Anbieter der präferierten Plattform für die strategischen IT-Architekturen von Unternehmen weiter zu stärken.

Bevor er seine derzeitige Position übernahm, leitete Schwartz die Expansion von Equinix in Europa - einschließlich den Akquisitionen von IXEurope im Jahr 2007 und Telecity in 2016. Als President der Region EMEA verantwortete er von 2008 bis 2019 das Management, die Strategie und das Wachstum von Equinix in Europa und dem Nahen Osten. Unter seiner Leitung stieg der Umsatz in EMEA von 178 Mio. US-Dollar im Jahr 2008 auf 1,6 Mrd. US-Dollar in 2018. Heute umfasst die Präsenz in der Region 73 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) Rechenzentren in 15 Ländern.

Schwartz came to Equinix from BellSouth, where he was Vice President of IP Communications and led the development and implementation of advanced technologies, including VoIP. Before joining BellSouth, he was Executive Vice President of Harold A. Dawson Company, an Atlanta-based real estate development company. Schwartz also is a former member of McKinsey & Co., where he consulted with telecommunications and financial services companies in the United States and Asia on strategic issues.

Schwartz earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.

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Karl Strohmeyer

Karl Strohmeyer

Chief Customer und Revenue Officer

Karl Strohmeyer ist Chief Customer and Revenue Officer von Equinix und leitet die Markteinführung, einschließlich der Teams für Vertrieb, Marketing, Commercial Operations und Kundenbetreuung. Er zeichnet für das Regionalmanagement von Equinix in Nord- und Südamerika, Europa, im Nahen Osten und in Afrika (EMEA) sowie im Raum Asien-Pazifik verantwortlich. Vor seiner derzeitigen Funktion bei Equinix war er Präsident der Region Amerika.

Er war 12 Jahre lang bei Level 3 Communications als Group Vice President für die North American Enterprise Group beschäftigt. In dieser Position leitete er ein Vertriebsteam mit über 1.200 Mitgliedern, das einen Jahresumsatz von rund 2,5 Mrd. US-Dollar erwirtschaftete. Außerdem war er bei Level 3 für den Global Carrier Channel verantwortlich, der einen Jahresumsatz von mehr als 1 Mrd. US-Dollar mit Carriern und Providern generierte. Vor seiner Tätigkeit für Level 3 arbeitete Strohmeyer bei NetRail. Dort bekleidete er die Position des Executive Vice President of Operations and Corporate Development.

Er besitzt einen Bachelor of Science in Business Administration der University of New Hampshire und einen Master-Abschluss im Bereich International Business Administration der Mercer University.

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Keith D. Taylor

Chief Financial Officer

Keith D. Taylor joined Equinix in 1999 and has served in a variety of roles, such as Equinix's Director of Finance & Administration, Vice President, Finance & Chief Accounting Officer, and now as CFO. Before joining Equinix, Taylor served as Vice President of Finance and Controller for International Wireless Communications, Inc., an operator, owner, and developer of wireless communication networks throughout Asia and Latin America. Prior to joining International Wireless Communications, Inc., Taylor was employed by Becton Dickinson & Company, a medical and diagnostic device manufacturer, as a Senior Sector Analyst for the diagnostic businesses in Asia, Latin America, and Europe.

Taylor holds a B.B.A. from Bishop's University in Quebec, Canada, and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

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Peter Van Camp

Peter Van Camp

Executive Chairman

Peter Van Camp serves as our executive chairman, a position he was appointed to in April 2007. Prior to this position, Van Camp served as our chief executive officer and as a director since May 2000 and as president since March 2006. In addition, in December 2005, Van Camp was re-elected as chairman of the board, having previously served in that capacity from June 2001 to December 2002. From January 1997 to May 2000, Van Camp was employed at UUNET, the Internet division of MCI (formerly known as WorldCom), where he served as president of Internet markets and as president of the Americas region. During the period from May 1995 to January 1997, Van Camp was president of Compuserve Network Services, an Internet access provider. Before holding this position, Van Camp held various positions at Compuserve during the period from October 1982 to May 1995.

Van Camp currently serves on the board of directors of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

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Milind Wagle

Milind Wagle

Chief Information Officer

Milind Wagle joined Equinix in April 2010 and serves as Chief Information Officer. Wagle leads the global IT team and oversees service delivery for information security, infrastructure and operations, business analytics, and all enterprise applications for the company.

Prior to Equinix, Wagle held various IT leadership positions at VeriSign, most recently managing global IT applications for the company. Prior to Verisign, he was a management consultant with KPMG Consulting and BearingPoint, where he oversaw the delivery of several business transformation and technology programs for a variety of clients in the High Tech and Telecom industries. Wagle started his technology career as a software engineer for Tata Interactive Systems in India.

Wagle holds a BS, Electronics Engineering from the University of Mumbai.

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