Equinix names Jon Lin President, Americas

Maria Nikolova

Lin has held various roles since joining Equinix in 2009, most recently as Vice President, Americas Regional Corporate Development.

Global interconnection and data center company Equinix Inc (NASDAQ:EQIX) has announced the appointment of Jon Lin as President, Americas. In this role, Lin, who is a 10-year Equinix veteran, will be responsible for the regional management, strategy and growth plan for Equinix in the Americas, including existing operations in Brazil, Canada, Colombia and the United States.

Lin takes over from Karl Strohmeyer, who served as President, Americas since 2013 and was appointed Chief Customer and Revenue Officer earlier in 2019.

Lin has held various roles since joining Equinix in 2009, most recently as Vice President, Americas Regional Corporate Development. In this role, he led the Americas regional strategic planning and was a leader in the one of the company’s largest transactions: the $3.6 billion acquisition of 29 data centers from Verizon in 2017. Lin also managed the integration of the Verizon data center assets into Equinix, with a special focus on supporting the company’s federal strategy development. In 2018, he also played a major role in the acquisition of Infomart Dallas.

Prior to joining the Equinix Corporate Development team, Lin was Senior Director of Regional P&L, managing the Equinix Americas Southeast region.

Lin joined Equinix in 2009 as Director of Innovation, where he focused on identification and development of current and future products and helping drive the initial formation of Equinix’s platform strategy. He then was promoted to Director, Corporate Strategy, where he was instrumental in the development of Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX) which remains the foundation of the company’s core interconnection services.

Before joining Equinix, Lin served as Director of the Advanced Solutions Group at Tata Communications for two years. He also worked in a number of roles at Verizon Enterprise Solutions for eight years, including Product Strategy, Sales and Consulting Services.

Jon Lin, President, Americas, Equinix, commented:

“I look forward to working with our world-class Americas team to continue to deliver and improve on the successes of Equinix to date. We have a unique opportunity at this time of business transformation, and Equinix is well-positioned to continue its leadership as companies continue to adopt hybrid multicloud as the IT architecture of choice.”

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