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Equinix Inc (EQIX.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Van Camp

60 2007 Executive Chairman of the Board

Stephen Smith

59 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Keith Taylor

54 2005 Chief Financial Officer

Samuel Lee

48 2000 President - Equinix Asia-Pacific

Eric Schwartz

49 2008 President - Equinix EMEA

Karl Strohmeyer

44 2013 President - Equinix Americas

Charles Meyers

50 2013 Chief Operating Officer

Sara Baack

44 2012 Chief Marketing Officer

Christopher Paisley

63 2012 Lead Independent Director

Thomas Bartlett

57 2013 Independent Director

Nanci Caldwell

58 2015 Independent Director

Gary Hromadko

63 2003 Independent Director

John Hughes

64 2016 Independent Director

Scott Kriens

58 2000 Independent Director

William Luby

56 2010 Independent Director

Irving Lyons

66 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Van Camp

Mr. Peter F. Van Camp serves as an Executive Chairman of the Board of Equinix, Inc. Prior to becoming executive chairman, Mr. Van Camp served as our chief executive officer. He has served as a director since May 2000 and as president since March 2006. In addition, in Dec. 2005, Mr. Van Camp was re-elected as chairman of the Board, having previously served in that capacity from June 2001 to Dec. 2002. From Jan. 1997 to May 2000, Mr. 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 Jan. 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 Oct. 1982 to May 1995. Mr. Van Camp currently serves as a lead independent director and Audit Committee member of the public company Silver Spring Networks Inc.

Stephen Smith

Mr. Stephen M. Smith serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Equinix, Inc., since April 2, 2007. Prior to joining us, Mr. Smith served as senior vice president at HP services, a business segment of Hewlett-Packard Co., from Jan. 2005 to Oct. 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 Sept. 2003 to Jan. 2005. From Oct. 1987 to Sept. 2003, he worked for 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 F5 Networks, a public company, and previously served as a director of the public companies 3PAR Inc. and Volterra Semiconductor during the past five years.

Keith Taylor

Mr. Keith D. Taylor serves as Chief Financial Officer of Equinix, Inc. Keith Taylor has served as our chief financial officer since Sept. 2005. From Feb. 2001 to Sept. 2005, Mr. Taylor served as our vice president, finance and chief accounting officer. In addition, from Feb. 1999 to Feb. 2001, Mr. Taylor served as our director of finance and administration. Before joining us, 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.

Samuel Lee

Mr. Samuel Lee serves as President - Equinix Asia-Pacific of the Company, since July 2000. Previously, he served as our managing director of Equinix Hong Kong from July 2000 to Dec. 2005. Prior to joining us, Mr. Lee was managing director of Pacific Gateway Exchange, a provider of wholesale and retail long distance, Internet and bandwidth services. He also founded Telekom Consulting Ltd., a consulting firm offering strategic assistance to network providers in the deregulated telecommunications market in Hong Kong and Asia and held management positions at Teleglobe International, Intel and Sprint.

Eric Schwartz

Mr. Eric Schwartz serves as President - Equinix EMEA of Equinix, Inc. Eric Schwartz has served as president, Equinix EMEA, since June 2008. Previously, he served as our chief development officer from Jan. 2008 to June 2008 and as vice president, strategy and services from May 2006 to Jan. 2008. Prior to joining us, Mr. Schwartz was vice president of IP Communications at BellSouth, a telecommunications company, where he was employed from Nov. 1997 to Feb. 2006.

Karl Strohmeyer

Mr. Karl Strohmeyer serves as President - Equinix Americas of the Company, since December 2013. Prior to joining us, 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 Nov. 2013 in various roles. Prior to joining Level 3, Mr. Strohmeyer held various executive positions at NetRail, an Internet services company.

Charles Meyers

Mr. Charles J. Meyers serves as Chief Operating Officer of Equinix, Inc. Charles Meyers has served as our chief operating officer since Aug. 2013. Previously, he served as our president, Equinix Americas from Sept. 2010 to Aug. 2013. Mr. Meyers was employed at VeriSign, an Internet security company now part of Symantec Corp., from Nov. 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 Aug. 2001 to May 2006.

Sara Baack

Ms. Sara Baack serves as Chief Marketing Officer of Equinix, Inc. Ms. Baack has served as chief marketing officer since Sept. 2012. Prior to joining us, Ms. Baack was employed at Level 3 Communications, a communications services company, from Aug. 2000 to Aug. 2012, most recently as senior vice president of product management. Prior to joining Level 3, Ms. Baack worked at as vice president of principal transactions at PaineWebber Incorporated, where she invested proprietary private equity capital in the communications sector.

Christopher Paisley

Mr. Christopher B. Paisley serves as Lead Independent Director of Equinix, Inc. He has served as a member of our Board since July 2007 and as lead independent director since Feb. 2012. He is a member of the Audit Committee, Governance Committee and Real Estate Committee. Mr. Paisley has been the Dean’s Executive Professor of Accounting at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University since Jan. 2001. From Sept. 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., Fitbit, 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 Bridge Capital Holdings, Control4 Corporation and Volterra Semiconductor Corporation during the past five years.

Thomas Bartlett

Mr. Thomas A. Bartlett, CPA, serves as 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 real estate investment trust (“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 since Nov. 2005. Mr. Bartlett began his career at Deloitte, Haskins & Sells. We believe Mr. Bartlett’s experience at American Tower with its conversion to and operation as a REIT is of value to the Board, as Equinix is also a REIT.

Nanci Caldwell

Ms. Nanci E. Caldwell serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Caldwell has served as a member of our Board since Dec. 2015. She is a member of the Governance Committee. Since 2005, Ms. Caldwell has been a corporate director of many public and private companies. Prior to her role as a corporate director, Ms. Caldwell served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer of PeopleSoft, Inc. from 2001 to 2004. Prior to joining PeopleSoft, Ms. Caldwell spent nearly two decades at Hewlett-Packard Co. in increasingly senior and executive sales and marketing roles in Canada and the U.S. Ms. Caldwell currently serves as a director of CIBC and Citrix Systems, both public companies. Prior public companies Ms. Caldwell has served on during the past five years include Tibco Software, Inc. and Deltek, Inc.

Gary Hromadko

Mr. Gary F. Hromadko serves as 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 has also served as a director of the public company Carbonite Inc. during the last five years.

John Hughes

Mr. John Llewellyn Mostyn Hughes CBE serves as Independent Director of the Company., effective January 15, 2016. Mr. Hughes previously served as executive chairman of Telecity Group plc, prior to its acquisition by Equinix, effective in Jan. 2016, and had previously been its non-executive Chairman from 2007 to 2014. Mr. Hughes currently serves as chairman of the board for the publicly-traded Just-Eat Group plc and as non-executive chairman of publicly- traded Spectris plc. He also serves as a director for CSG Systems Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Hughes was a director on the boards for publicly-traded Sepura plc, Chloride Group plc and Vitec Group plc. Mr. Hughes has been an advisor to Oakley Corporate Finance since 2012 and previously served as an advisor to Advent International, a private equity fund, from 2008 to 2011. Prior to his board positions, from 2000 to 2004, Mr. Hughes served as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Thales Group, a leading European provider of complex systems for the defense, aerospace and commercial markets. Prior to 2000, he served as president of GSM/UMTS Wireless Networks of Lucent Technologies and as a director of Convex global field operations and vice president and managing director of Convex Europe, a division of Hewlett-Packard Co.

Scott Kriens

Mr. Scott G. Kriens serves as 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 Sept. 2008. From Oct. 1996 to Sept. 2008, Mr. Kriens served as Juniper’s chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors. From April 1986 to Jan. 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.

William Luby

Mr. William K. Luby serves as 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 25 years.

Irving Lyons

Mr. Irving F. Lyons, III, serves as 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 Jan. 2005. From Dec. 1993 to Jan. 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 Dec. 2004 and as vice chairman of the board of directors from Dec. 2001 to Jan. 2005. Mr. Lyons serves on the boards of directors and is the lead independent director of the publicly traded REITs ESSEX Property Trust, Inc. and ProLogis.

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