Karl Strohmeyer

Chief Customer & Revenue Officer at Equinix, Inc.

Karl Strohmeyer

Karl Strohmeyer

Chief Customer & Revenue Officer at Equinix, Inc.

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Karl Strohmeyer is the Chief Customer and Revenue Officer for Equinix and leads the go-to-market engine including Sales, Marketing, Commercial Operations and Customer Care teams. He is the head of regional leadership for Equinix across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and the Asia Pacific region. Before his current role at Equinix, he was the President of the Americas region.

Strohmeyer spent 12 years at Level 3 Communications, where he was Group Vice President for the North American Enterprise Group, overseeing a sales team of more than 1,200 people generating approximately $2.5 billion in annual revenue. Strohmeyer also led the Global Carrier Channel for Level 3 and was responsible for more than $1 billion in carrier and service provider revenue. Before Level 3, Strohmeyer worked at NetRail, where he was Executive Vice President of Operations and Corporate Development.

Strohmeyer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s degree in International Business Administration from Mercer University.

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Former Chief Strategy & Development Officer at Equinix, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Equinix, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Equinix, Inc.

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Chief Product Officer at Equinix, Inc.

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Head of Global Operations at Equinix, Inc.

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President-EMEA Region at Equinix, Inc.

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General Manager, Germany at Equinix, Inc.

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Managing Director, Switzerland at Equinix, Inc.

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Managing Director, Australia at Equinix, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at Equinix, Inc.

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Education
BA
Class of 1994

UNH is a vibrant place: a land-, sea-, and space-grant university located in Durham, N.H., Concord, N.H. and Manchester, NH.

Mercer University is one of America’s oldest and most distinctive institutions of higher learning, offering rigorous programs that span the undergraduate liberal arts to doctoral-level degrees. Founded by early 19th century Baptists, Mercer — while no longer formally affiliated with the Baptist denomination — remains committed to an educational environment that embraces intellectual and religious freedom while affirming values that arise from a Judeo-Christian understanding of the world. With more than 8,200 students enrolled in 11 schools and colleges on campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah, and at four Regional Academic Centers around the state, Mercer is consistently ranked among the nation’s leading institutions by such publications as U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review. Our more than 65,000 alumni are making important contributions to their professions and communities throughout Georgia, the Southeast and the world. While offering a breadth of programs found at much larger universities, Mercer maintains an intimate, student-focused culture more characteristic of smaller liberal arts colleges.

Career History
Chief Customer & Revenue Officer
2013 - Current

Equinix, Inc. engages in the provision of collocation space and develops data centre solutions. The firm offers secure key management, consulting, network virtualization, customer support, and managed services. It operates through the following geographical segments: Americas, Europe, Middle East & Africa and Asia-Pacific. The company was founded on June 22, 1998 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

Vice President-North American Enterprise Group
2001 - 2013

From its beginning, Level 3 Communications was founded on the principles of the Silicon Economicssm cycle: create a global telecommunications network with the scale to reduce unit costs, stimulate demand with these lower costs, support that demand by scaling even more. Level 3 created a network that serves as a foundation for the communications services of the 21st century by providing, among other things, information transmission over a fiber optic network and media delivery over a content delivery network. And we've grown to support the end-to-end communications services that businesses and carriers rely on. Level 3 was originally founded in 1985 as Kiewit Diversified Group Inc. (KDG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. (PKS). Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc. is a 114-year-old construction, mining, information services and communications company headquartered in Omaha, Neb. KDG was originally created to hold PKS' non-construction business assets. In early 1998, KDG announced it was changing its name to Level 3 Communications, Inc., after substantially increasing the emphasis it placed on and the resources devoted to its communications and information services business. On April 1, 1998, Level 3 common stock started trading on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol LVLT. During 1998, Level 3 raised $14 billion and was called the "best funded start-up in history." The company constructed 19,600 route miles, and built the world's first continuously upgradeable network fully optimized for internet protocol (IP). Over the next few years, explosive demand for bandwidth fueled growth in sales. By the end of 2000, Level 3 provided service to 2,700 customers. Level 3 continued investments in infrastructure to become a world-class communications provider, and won the trust of the world's most sophisticated communications companies. In addition to ongoing construction, the company expanded its assets with the February 2003 acquisition of Genuity. Over the next few years, and through a major industry downturn, Level 3 pursued a strategy that focused on both the balance sheet and investing for the inevitable industry rebound. Level 3 won the confidence of investors, as the company raised more money than all other NexGen carriers combined; and also of customers, who made Level 3 one of the world's top three Internet traffic carriers. Beginning with the late-2005 acquisition of WilTel, Level 3 has established itself as a natural industry consolidator. During 2006, the company went on to acquire Progress Telecom, ICG, TelCove and Looking Glass Networks. In 2007, Level 3 acquired Broadwing, the Content Delivery Network (CDN) services business of SAVVIS, Inc. and Servecast. In the fall of 2011, Level 3 and Global Crossing joined forces. The new integrated network united Level 3’s broad, deep U.S. and European footprint with Global Crossing’s extensive international, intercity network. Continuing to operate under the name of Level 3, this new kind of company featured more than 450 core network markets in North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia, as well as a total of ~100,000 route miles

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