Akamai Elects Steven M. Scopellite to Its Board Of Directors
Recognized as a top financial technology leader, Scopellite most recently
served as Chief Information Officer at Goldman Sachs
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 9, 2014
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Akamai Technologies, Inc.
(NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading provider of cloud services for delivering,
optimizing and securing online content and business applications, today
announced the election of Steven M. Scopellite to the Akamai Board of
Directors effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Scopellite recently retired from
Goldman Sachs after a distinguished 28-year career having served as global
head of the firm's 8,000-person Technology Division and as chief information
During his tenure at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Scopellite played a key role in the
development of the firm's global funding platform and early expansion into
electronic trading. His leadership efforts were instrumental in strengthening
the firm's business resiliency and in helping Goldman Sachs adapt to the
rapidly changing regulatory environment. His work has earned him recognition
on Institutional Investor's recent Tech 50 list.
"We are honored to welcome Steve to our Board of Directors and look forward to
benefiting from his significant financial technology expertise," said Dr. Tom
Leighton, CEO of Akamai. "Steve's work at Goldman Sachs has made him a leader
in the industry, recognized for his innovation and ability to identify
important technology trends, as well as to mentor future leaders. We believe
his financial services and technology insight, as well as his strong
management experience, will be invaluable to Akamai going forward."
Mr. Scopellite commented, "I'm thrilled to be joining the board of such an
important and innovative company – one that enables other businesses to
leverage the power of the Internet. Akamai has helped pioneer the market for
the secure and fast delivery of mission-critical data. I look forward to the
opportunity to contribute to Akamai's continued momentum."
Mr. Scopellite joined Goldman Sachs in 1986 as a software engineer in the
firm's financing functions. He moved to London in 1993 to lead technology in
support of the firm's expansion into new markets across Europe and Asia, and
returned to New York in 1996 to take responsibility for the build-out of its
early electronic trading platform. He later assumed additional responsibility
for Equities Technology before becoming co-chief operating officer of the
Technology Division in 2004. He was named co-chief information officer of the
firm in 2007 and became chief information officer in 2011.
Mr. Scopellite is a member of the National Board of Directors for Computers
for Youth and a special advisor to the National Society of Black Engineers.
Akamai^® is the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing
and securing online content and business applications. 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.
Jeff Young Tom Barth
Media Relations Investor Relations
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SOURCE Akamai Technologies, Inc.
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