Colocation Provider Equinix Appoints Karl Strohmeyer as President of the Americas

Equinix, global provider of colocation and interconnection services, has appointed Karl Strohmeyer as president of the Americas. Strohmeyer joins Equinix from Level 3 Communications, where he was group vice president for the North American enterprise group.

“Equinix has an enormous opportunity in cloud and the adoption of cloud services by the enterprise segment,” said Karl Strohmeyer.

In his new role, Strohmeyer will be responsible for the management, strategy and growth plan for Equinix in the Americas, with P&L accountability for the region.

“Karl has a proven track record in managing large scale organizations and has experience with both enterprise and service provider markets – important customer segments for Equinix,” said Steve Smith, CEO and president, Equinix. “This experience combined with demonstrated results in driving high-performing sales teams makes Karl an ideal fit for leading our business in the Americas.”

Level 3 Communications

As group vice president of Level 3 Communications, Strohmeyer was responsible for building and overseeing a high-performing sales force of more than 1,200 generating approximately $2.5 billion in annual revenue. Prior to this role, Strohmeyer led the Global Carrier Channel for Level 3 and managed sales teams responsible for more than $1 billion in carrier and service provider revenue.

During his 12-year tenure at Level 3, Strohmeyer held several executive positions, supervising commercial services and large deal teams, overseeing customer operations and client service, and managing strategic relationships with other companies, including channel partners.

Equinix is the market leader with particular strength in the network and financial services markets, with an enormous opportunity in cloud and the adoption of cloud services by the enterprise segment,” Strohmeyer said. “In this new role I look forward to executing on these growth opportunities and delivering against customer demands in the Americas.”