Tech veteran Meyers to head up Equinix

Equinix has appointed Charles Meyers to the position of President and CEO, effective immediately.

Meyers, who will also join the firm’s Board of Directors, succeeds Peter Van Camp, who has served as interim CEO since January 2018. Van Camp will resume his role as Executive Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors.

“Charles is an outstanding leader who has been a major contributor to Equinix’s success over the past eight years, playing critical roles in the company as we have quadrupled in size, growing from $1.2B in revenue to the $5B plus we expect to generate this year,” said Peter Van Camp, Executive Chairman for Equinix.

“Charles brings that rare combination of a world-class operator combined with a passion and drive for strategic innovation,” van Camp added. “These characteristics, and his proven track record of delivering value for our customers and our shareholders, make him an excellent choice to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead.”

Meyers has a  25-year career in the technology industry, including a number of executive leadership positions at leading telecommunications and information technology companies.

He joined Equinix in 2010 as President, Americas, leading the company’s largest operating region through a time of significant growth and strong operating performance. In 2013, he was appointed COO at the data center and interconnection specialist.

For the past year, he has served as President of Strategy, Services and Innovation (SSI), where he oversaw Equinix’s product organisation and led the technology, strategy and business development teams driving the company’s next phase of growth.