People: Equinix Inc (EQIX.O)

EQIX.O on Nasdaq

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26 Nov 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Van Camp

58 2007 Executive Chairman of the Board

Stephen Smith

59 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Keith Taylor

52 2005 Chief Financial Officer

Eric Schwartz

47 2009 President, Equinix EMEA

Karl Strohmeyer

42 2013 President, Americas

Charles Meyers

48 2013 Chief Operating Officer

Debra McCowan

2013 Chief Human Resource Officer

Ihab Tarazi

2013 Chief Technology Officer

Sara Baack

42 2012 Chief Marketing Officer

Peter Hayes

2013 Chief Sales Officer

Christopher Paisley

61 2012 Lead Independent Director

Thomas Bartlett

55 2013 Independent Director

Gary Hromadko

61 2003 Independent Director

Scott Kriens

56 2000 Independent Director

William Luby

54 2010 Independent Director

Irving Lyons

64 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Van Camp

Mr. Peter F. Van Camp is Executive Chairman of Equinix Inc. He has served as Executive Chairman since April 2007. Prior to becoming Executive Chairman, Mr. 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, Mr. 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, Mr. Van Camp was employed at UUNET, the Internet division of MCI WorldCom (now Verizon), where he served as President of Internet Markets and as President of the Americas region. During the period from May 1995 to January 1997, Mr. Van Camp was President of Compuserve Network Services, an Internet access provider. Before holding this position, Mr. Van Camp held various positions at Compuserve, Inc. during the period from October 1982 to May 1995. Mr. Van Camp currently serves as a director of the public company Silver Spring Networks Inc. and previously served as a director of Packeteer, Inc., a public company, during the past five years.

Stephen Smith

Mr. Stephen M. Smith is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Equinix Inc., since April 2, 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Smith served as Senior Vice President at HP Services, a business segment of Hewlett-Packard Co., from January 2005 to October 2006. Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard Co., Mr. Smith served as Vice President of Global Professional and Managed Services at Lucent Technologies Inc., a communications solutions provider, from September 2003 to January 2005. From October 1987 to September 2003, he spent 17 years with Electronic Data Systems Corporation (“EDS”), a business and technology solutions company, in a variety of positions, including Chief Sales Officer, President of EDS Asia-Pacific, and President of EDS Western Region. Mr. Smith serves on the board of directors of one privately held company and on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Volterra Semiconductor Corporation, a publicly traded company. Mr. Smith previously served as a director of the public company 3PAR Inc. during the past five years.

Keith Taylor

Mr. Keith D. Taylor is Chief Financial Officer of Equinix Inc. From February 2001 to September 2005, Mr. Taylor served as Company's Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. In addition, from February 1999 to February 2001, Mr. Taylor served as Company's Director of Finance and Administration. Before joining the Company, Mr. Taylor was employed by International Wireless Communications, Inc., an operator, owner and developer of wireless communication networks, as Vice President Finance and Interim Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining International Wireless Communications, Inc., Mr. 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.

Eric Schwartz

Mr. Eric Schwartz is President, Equinix EMEA of Equinix Inc. Previously, he served as Company's Chief Development Officer from January 2008 to June 2008 and as Vice President, Strategy and Services from May 2006 to January 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Schwartz was Vice President of IP Communications at BellSouth, a telecommunications company, where he was employed from November 1997 to February 2006.

Karl Strohmeyer

Mr. Karl Strohmeyer is President, Americas of the company. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Strohmeyer was most recently Group Vice President for the North American Enterprise Group at Level 3 Communications, a communications services company, where he was employed from 2001 to November 2013 in various roles. Prior to joining Level 3, Mr. Strohmeyer held various executive positions at NetRail, a telecommunications services company.

Charles Meyers

Mr. Charles J. Meyers is Chief Operating Officer of Equinix, Inc. He has served as Chief Operating Officer since August 2013. Previously, he served as our President, Equinix Americas from September 2010 to August 2013. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Meyers was employed at VeriSign, an Internet security company now part of Symantec Corp., from November 2006 to March 2010, most recently as Group President of Messaging and Mobile Media, and as a Product Group Executive for the Security and Communications portfolio. Prior to joining VeriSign, Mr. Meyers held various positions at Level 3 Communications, a communications services company, including Group Vice President of Global Marketing, President of IP and Data Services and Senior Vice President, Softswitch Services, from August 2001 to May 2006.

Debra McCowan

Ms. Debra McCowan is Chief Human Resource Officer of Equinix, Inc. Ms. McCowan joins Equinix from the Accelerance Group, where she was co-founder and partner. At Accelerance, McCowan was responsible for providing her clients with organizational and systems change strategy including leadership and executive coaching, building high-performance, mission-critical teams and strategic talent management systems. Prior to her position at Accelerance, McCowan was the vice president of Worldwide Human Resources at Avago Technologies, Inc., where she developed, deployed and led all aspects of global human resources functions and helped lead the company’s turnaround and preparation for a successful IPO.

Ihab Tarazi

Mr. Ihab Tarazi is Chief Technology Officer of Equinix, Inc. In this role, Tarazi is responsible for Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) network operations, platform strategy, leading the next generation technology and innovation function and contributing to the company's cloud initiatives. Tarazi joins Equinix from Verizon where, as vice president of Enterprise Network Services, he was responsible for product strategy, life cycle management, technology and development for Verizon Network products including IP, Ethernet and transport to support retail and wholesale customers. He recently served as chairman for the Metro Ethernet Forum delivering industry innovation in Ethernet technology. Tarazi began his career at MCI where he held various executive positions in Network Planning and Engineering and led the expansion of enterprise services globally to Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering and telecommunications from the University of Maryland and his M.S. in telecommunications management from Southern Methodist University.

Sara Baack

Ms. Sara Baack is Chief Marketing Officer of Equinix, Inc. Ms. Baack has served as Chief Marketing Officer since September 2012. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Baack was employed at Level 3 Communications, a communications services company, from August 2000 to August 2012, most recently as Senior Vice President of Product Management. Prior to joining Level 3, Ms. Baack worked at PaineWebber Incorporated as Vice President of Principal Transactions where she invested proprietary private equity capital in the communications sector.

Peter Hayes

Mr. Peter B. Hayes is Chief Sales Officer of Equinix, Inc. In this role, Hayes will directly lead the Global Accounts, Global Sales Operations and Commercial Solutions organizations and will be responsible for driving coordinated sales execution across regional sales teams worldwide. He will also play an important role in driving the next phase of company growth in the rapidly-evolving data center industry. Hayes was previously executive vice president, Commercial Sales and Support at Frontier Communications representing over 50 percent of the revenue of the company and generating over $2B in revenue. He was responsible for leading a team of more than 1,400 that included direct sales, business call center, sales engineering, sales support, and sales operations. In 2005, Hayes was senior vice president, Sales, Marketing and Business Development at Frontier. In that role he developed 45 new products and started up three new business units, collectively generating incremental revenue of more than $500M. As a corporate officer and member of the seven-person senior leadership team Hayes was involved in all aspects of the business and interacted frequently with the board of directors. Prior to his positions at Frontier Communications, Hayes spent nearly 15 years with Microsoft where he held a number of positions. Most recently Hayes was vice president, Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) where he led a $1.7B business with more than 700 sales, services, marketing, programs, government relations and technical staff across 53 Microsoft subsidiaries. He also developed Microsoft’s worldwide strategy for enterprise customers and created Microsoft’s U.S. Public Sector business growing it from a $133M Federal business to a complete Public Sector business with revenue of $1.3B. Prior to Microsoft, Hayes worked at IBM in various sales, technical and management roles.

Christopher Paisley

Mr. Christopher B. Paisley is Lead Independent Director of Equinix, Inc. He has served as a member of Board since July 2007 and as Lead Independent Director since February 2012. Mr. Paisley has been the Dean’s Executive Professor of Accounting at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University since January 2001. From September 1985 until May 2000, Mr. Paisley was the Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of 3Com Corporation. Mr. Paisley currently serves as a director of Ambarella, Inc., Bridge Capital Holdings, Control4 Corporation and YuMe Inc., and as Lead Independent Director of Fortinet, Inc., all public companies. He also previously served as a director of the public companies 3PAR Inc. and Volterra Semiconductor Corporation during the past five years.

Thomas Bartlett

Mr. Thomas A. Bartlett, CPA, is an Independent Director of Equinix Inc., effective April 1, 2013. Mr. Bartlett has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Tower, an owner and operator of wireless and broadcast communications sites that operates as a REIT, since April 2009. Prior to joining American Tower, Mr. Bartlett spent 25 years at Verizon Communications and its predecessor companies in numerous operations and business development roles, most recently as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller from November 2005. Mr. Bartlett began his career at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells.

Gary Hromadko

Mr. Gary Hromadko is an Independent Director of Equinix Inc., since June 2003. Mr. Hromadko has been a venture partner at Crosslink Capital, a venture capital firm, since June 2002. In addition to his responsibilities with Crosslink Capital, Mr. Hromadko has been active as a private investor since 1993. Mr. Hromadko serves on the board of directors of several privately held companies. He also previously served as a director of the public company Carbonite, Inc. during the past five years.

Scott Kriens

Mr. Scott G. Kriens is an Independent Director of Equinix Inc., since July 2000. Mr. Kriens has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Juniper Networks, Inc., a publicly traded Internet infrastructure solutions company, since September 2008. From October 1996 to September 2008, Mr. Kriens served as Juniper’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. From April 1986 to January 1996, Mr. Kriens served as Vice President of Sales and Vice President of Operations at StrataCom, Inc., a telecommunications equipment company, which he co-founded in 1986. He also previously served as a director of VeriSign, Inc., a public company, during the past five years.

William Luby

Mr. William K. Luby is an Independent Director of Equinix Inc., since April 30, 2010. Mr. Luby has served as the managing partner of Seaport Capital, a private equity firm, and its predecessor companies since 1996. He previously was a Managing Director at Chase Capital, the private equity affiliate of the Chase Manhattan Corporation. Mr. Luby also serves on the board of directors of several privately held companies, and previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Switch & Data Facilities Company, Inc., a public company, prior to its acquisition by Equinix in 2010. Mr. Luby has been an active investor in the telecommunications industry for 20 years.

Irving Lyons

Mr. Irving F. Lyons, III, is an Independent Director of Equinix Inc., since February 20, 2007. Mr. Lyons has been a principal of Lyons Asset Management, a California-based private investment firm, since January 2005. From December 1993 to January 2005, Mr. Lyons was employed at ProLogis, a global provider of distribution facilities and services, where he served as Chief Investment Officer from March 1997 to December 2004 and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors from December 2001 to January 2005. Mr. Lyons serves on the Boards of Directors of the publicly traded REITs BRE Properties, Inc. and ProLogis, where he serves as Lead Independent Director.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Peter Van Camp

1,858,480

Stephen Smith

10,191,100

Keith Taylor

3,916,720

Eric Schwartz

1,698,670

Karl Strohmeyer

1,929,980

Charles Meyers

3,283,740

Debra McCowan

--

Ihab Tarazi

--

Sara Baack

2,041,860

Peter Hayes

--

Christopher Paisley

--

Thomas Bartlett

--

Gary Hromadko

--

Scott Kriens

--

William Luby

--

Irving Lyons

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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