Akamai Appoints James Gemmell as Chief Human Resources Officer
Former executive at Cisco, Gemmell brings over 25 years of global HR
experience within high-growth organizations attracting engineers and software
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 2, 2013
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Akamai Technologies, Inc.
(NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide
secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, today
announced the appointment of James (Jim) Gemmell as Chief Human Resources
Officer. Mr. Gemmell will lead Akamai's global HR strategy including employee
development, talent acquisition, inclusion and diversity, and compensation and
benefits. He will report to Robert Hughes, Akamai's President of Worldwide
Operations, and will be a member of the senior management team under CEO Tom
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Having served in a number of senior executive HR positions at Cisco Systems
for the past 13 years, Mr. Gemmell most recently held the role of Chief Human
Resources Officer. In this role he was responsible for creating and
implementing holistic and global people strategies, while also optimizing the
talent portfolio, driving high levels of employee engagement, and stewarding
"Throughout his career, Jim has demonstrated proven HR leadership across both
large, multinational organizations as well as within smaller engineering and
sales-focused lines of business," said Leighton. "Having developed strategic
and transformative programs around compensation and benefits, Jim brings to
Akamai a wealth of experience and perspective in architecting successful
talent management, organization design and development, and work force
planning initiatives. We look forward to his contributions and leadership as
we look to continue to expand our global employee base and build on Akamai's
reputation as a rewarding and fulfilling place to work."
"Akamai has attracted and grown an enviable employee base of leading
engineers, software developers and Internet technologists," said Gemmell. "I
am thrilled to be joining such a tenured and successful management team, and
to become part of a business that has truly defined and pioneered how we all
interact with today's Internet. I welcome the opportunity to help build on
Akamai's next phase of growth and global expansion."
Mr. Gemmell's tenure at Cisco included serving as Vice President, Human
Resources, advising Cisco's senior leaders on optimizing human capital across
the company. He provided strategic and operational leadership in the areas of
compensation, benefits, HR mergers and acquisitions, and international
assignments. He also held HR leadership roles within the engineering and
sales organizations, in corporate compensation, and in key geographic regions,
including Cisco India.
Prior to Cisco, Mr. Gemmell held HR leadership positions at AlliedSignal,
Mobil Oil Corporation, and General Electric.
Over the past year, Akamai has been named a National Top Workplace 2013, one
of the 25 Best Companies in America, and one of the Top Places to Work, 2012
by The Boston Globe. The company has also earned recognition as one of
India's Best Companies to Work for 2012 by Great Place To Work Institute, and
as one of the Best Places to Work 2013 and Top 25 Companies for Career
Opportunities in America by Glassdoor.
Learn more about building a career at Akamai.
Akamai^® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure,
high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the
Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive
reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and
expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly
mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to
securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating
the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com
or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.
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