Equinix Appoints Debra McCowan as Chief Human Resources Officer
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- October 31, 2013
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), the global interconnection and data center
company, today announced that it has appointed Debra McCowan to chief human
resources officer (CHRO). In this role, McCowan is responsible for the
company’s human capital strategy, including all aspects of leadership
development and talent management. She also will play a critical role in
shaping the Equinix culture as the company moves through its next phase of
Highlights / Key Facts
*McCowan joins Equinix from the Accelerance Group, where she was co-founder
and partner. At Accelerance, McCowan was responsible for providing her
clients with organizational and systems change strategy including
leadership and executive coaching, building high-performance,
mission-critical teams and strategic talent management systems.
*Prior to her position at Accelerance, McCowan was the vice president of
Worldwide Human Resources at Avago Technologies, Inc., where she
developed, deployed and led all aspects of global human resources
functions and helped lead the company’s turnaround and preparation for a
*Steve Smith, CEO, Equinix:
“Equinix is a great place to work with a strong, positive culture. Debra
is a very experienced human resources leader with a global point of view
and we’re excited to have her energy focused on attracting, developing and
retaining the best talent in the industry.”
*Debra McCowan, CHRO, Equinix:
“Equinix operates in 31 markets across 15 countries in the Americas, EMEA
and Asia-Pacific, and it is imperative that we retain and cultivate top
talent globally while maintaining our core principals and cultural
diversity. As chief human resources officer, I look forward to enhancing
the Equinix brand from the inside out.”
*The History, Culture and Future of Equinix [video]
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq:EQIX), connects more than 4,400 companies directly to
their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data centers.
Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 31
strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations
discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such
differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring,
operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and
delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to
the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a
failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or
acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements
contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors;
the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to
repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from
our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix’s
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see
Equinix’s recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix.
Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking
information contained in this press release.
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Melissa Neumann, +1-650-598-6098
Liam Rose, +1-650-598-6590
GolinHarris for Equinix, Inc.
Caroline Kawashima, +1-415-318-4367
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