Congratulations Charles Meyers, the winner of our 2020 Bill Campbell Award. We will be honoring Charles (and our other winners) at our annual Make Your Mark Awards on Wednesday, January 29 at the Schultz Cultural Arts Hall in Palo Alto.
Charles J. Meyers joined Equinix in 2010 as President, Equinix Americas, leading the company’s largest P&L through a time of significant growth and strong operating performance. Mr. Meyers then served as the Chief Operating Officer at Equinix, where he led the Global Sales, Marketing, Operations and Customer Success teams. For the past year, he was President, Strategy, Services and Innovation (SSI) leading Equinix’s strategic business teams including Corporate Strategy, Technology Innovation, and Product Management and Engineering. Under Mr. Meyers’ leadership, SSI worked to optimize the company’s position as a cloud enabler, identify key growth areas, and evolve our services portfolio in
response to market, competitive and technology trends.
Mr. Meyers has built a distinguished 25‐year career in the high‐tech industry. Before joining Equinix, Mr. Meyers served as Group President at Verisign where he led a P&L portfolio including the company’s Security, Communications and Mobile Messaging businesses. Prior to Verisign, Mr. Meyers held various executive positions at Level 3 Communications, including Group Vice President of Global Marketing, President of IP and Data Services, and Senior Vice President, Softswitch Services. During his tenure, Mr. Meyers helped Level 3 emerge as a premier global provider of Internet and VoIP services.
Mr. Meyers also held senior operating roles at BellSouth, was a member of the pre‐IPO executive team
at Internet Security Systems and served as a Senior Associate with Booz‐Allen & Hamilton Consulting.
Mr. Meyers earned dual master’s degrees from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School
of Management and McCormick Graduate School of Engineering. He also holds a B.S. in Chemical
Engineering from the University of Colorado.
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Upon his appointment, Charles made a commitment to making Equinix a place where every employee can confidently say, “I’m safe, I belong, I matter”, and has embedded diversity, inclusion and belonging as a critical component of Equinix’s strategy and identity.