EdgeCast Networks, one of the leading content delivery networks (CDN) in the world, has announced the opening of a London office to better serve its EMEA customer base. Phil Goldsmith, the company’s co-founder and chief revenue officer, has relocated to London to head up the company’s new European office.
As lead for EdgeCast’s London office, Goldsmith will oversee the growth of the company’s EMEA sales team, enhancing the company’s EMEA sales engineering group, and servicing the many EdgeCast customers located in EMEA.
EdgeCast EMEA Expansion
The new European office will include sales professionals as well as local engineering support dedicated to EMEA customers. Goldsmith will not dedicate his time fully to the European activities of EdgeCast. He will continue to run EdgeCast’s global sales organization and still expects to spend substantial time at the company’s Santa Monica headquarters. Goldsmith was responsible for global sales for two successful startups before co-founding EdgeCast.
Following on its recent $54 million financing, the next steps in the company’s growth are to ensure financial transparency, operational scale, and continued global sales growth. To help achieve those objectives, EdgeCast recruited and hired John Powers – who formerly served as the top finance executive at eHarmony.com – as its new CFO. His responsibilities will include building and staffing a world-class finance and accounting team. Mike Kleiman, EdgeCast’s longtime chief financial officer, was named the company’s chief operating officer (COO). Kleiman joined EdgeCast as CFO in 2008 and had worked with the EdgeCast founding team in several prior ventures. He will be responsible for all operational and network expansion of EdgeCast’s global network.