Sara Baack

Chief Product Officer at Equinix, Inc.

Sara Baack

Sara Baack

Chief Product Officer at Equinix, Inc.

Biography

Presently, Sara Baack is Chief Product Officer at Equinix, Inc. She is also on the board of Splunk, Inc. She previously was Vice President-Principal Transactions at PaineWebber, Inc. and Senior Vice President-Voice Services at Level 3 Parent LLC. She received an undergraduate degree from Rice University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Birthday

1972

Age

48

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Equinix, Inc.

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Chief Customer & Revenue Officer at Equinix, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Splunk, Inc.

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Former President-Discreet Division at Autodesk, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Equinix, Inc.

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Former Chief Strategy & Development Officer at Equinix, Inc.

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Executive Vice President, Global Operations at Equinix, Inc.

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Managing Director, Australia at Equinix, Inc.

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Managing Director, Switzerland at Equinix, Inc.

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Managing Director, France at Equinix, Inc.

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Chief Product Officer at Equinix, Inc.
Education
B.A.

Rice University is a comprehensive research university that fosters diversity and an intellectual environment that produces the next generation of leaders and advances tomorrow’s thinking and is set in the heart of Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest city.

M.B.A.

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Career History
Chief Product Officer
2012 - 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.

Senior Vice President-Voice Services
2000 - 2012

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

Vice President-Principal Transactions
Prior

Paine Webber and Company was an American stock brokerage and asset management firm that was acquired by the Swiss bank UBS AG in 2000. The company was founded in 1880 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2017 - Current

Splunk, Inc. engages in the development and marketing of software solutions. Its products include Splunk cloud, Splunk light and Splunk enterprise. It also offers solutions for information technology operations, security, internet-of-things, application analytics, business analytics and industries. The company was founded by Erik M. Swan, Michael J. Baum and Robin K. Das in October 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2008

COLORADO CONSERVATION TRUST CONSERVES EXTRAORDINARY LANDSCAPES BY INVESTING IN PEOPLE, POLICY, ORGANIZATIONS, AND RELATED LAND AND WATER PROTECTION.

Political Donations
$1,000
2012

Senator from Hawaii

$500
2008

Former President of United States

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