Equinix Promotes Level 3 Alum to Oversee Teams Driving Next Growth Phase


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Equinix has appointed Charles Meyers, who joined the company in 2010 as president of the Americas region, to president of strategy, services and innovation — effective next month.

Equinix's Charles Meyers

Equinix’s Charles Meyers

In this newly created role, Meyers will lead the strategic business teams driving the company’s next phase of growth as it focuses on the future needs of customers and partners. His current role is chief operating officer, where he has overseen global sales, marketing, operations and client services.

“This is an important time in Equinix’s history as we build upon our nearly 20 years of success and look to implement the initiatives that will guide our success through the next 20 years and beyond,” Meyers said. “I look forward to identifying key growth areas for the business and directing our mission of being a strategic partner to businesses as they navigate the dynamic requirements of an increasingly ‘cloud-first’ world.”

Included in the strategy, services and innovation unit are the office of the chief technology officer, business development, product management and product engineering. Also included are new business teams being formed to position Equinix for future success by: optimizing the company’s position as a strategic enabler of cloud services; identifying key growth areas that align to Equinix’s long-term strategy; and evaluating and translating key market, competitive and technology trends into actionable business requirements.

As Equinix becomes an increasingly important and strategic partner to businesses that are realigning their organizations to benefit from the shift to digital, the addition of the new role of president of strategy, services and innovation will enable Equinix to prioritize the current and future needs of our customers,” said Steve Smith, Equinix’s CEO. “With his deep understanding and proven track record of growing our business, Charles is ideally positioned to take the organization into our next phase of growth as we relentlessly focus on serving the needs of our customers.”

Meyers spent five years in various roles with Level 3 Communications. His work history also includes stints at IBM and Bell South.

Equinix is growing rapidly, with recent data-center expansions in Sydney and Frankfurt.

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