Equinix has a new CEO, Charles Meyers, who, for the past year, held the post of president of strategy, services, and innovation.
Meyers will also join Equinix’s board of directors. He succeeds Peter Van Camp, who was named interim CEO in January when former CEO Steven Smith resigned suddenly after “exercising poor judgment with respect to an employee matter.” Van Camp will resume his role as executive chairman of the Equinix board of directors.
Meyers joined Equinix in 2010 as president, Americas, which is the data center company’s largest operating region. In 2013, he was promoted to chief operating officer where he led the global sales, marketing, operations, and customer success teams. After being appointed president of strategy, services, and innovation, he oversaw Equinix’s product organization and led the technology, strategy and business development teams.
Van Camp credited Meyers with helping the company quadruple in size during his eight-year tenure. Since 2010 Equinix grew from $1.2 billion in revenue “to the $5-billion plus we expect to generate this year,” Van Camp said in a statement.
Meyers said, “I am committed to driving our innovation, strategy, and execution to become the trusted center of a cloud-first world.”
Equinix has 200 data centers in 24 countries around the world. Last month it reported second quarter 2018 revenues increased 18 percent year over year to $1.26 billion. Key customer wins for the quarter included China Mobile, Lithia Motors, and Tencent.