Equinix also appoints Debra McCowan as CHRO. McCowan joins Equinix from the Accelerance Group, where she was co-founder and partner. Prior to that, McCowan was the VP of Worldwide Human Resources at Avago Technologies.
Savvis Appoints APAC Head
CenturyLink’s cloud infrastructure subsidiary Savvis appointed Gery Messer as managing director for its Asia Pacific operations. Based in Singapore, Messer will lead strategic expansion initiatives in the region with focus on growing the global and enterprise business throughout Asia Pacific. Messer joins Savvis from NGA, where he was responsible for all aspects of the company's Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa operations, including sales, marketing, research and development, and customer service. His nearly 30 years of international experience in technology and consulting organisations also includes leadership roles with Red Hat, EMC, Deloitte, SAP and IBM.
Akamai Names Former Alcatel-Lucent CEO to Board
Akamai Technologies elects Bernardus (Ben) Verwaayen, former telecom executive, to its Board of Directors. Verwaayen was CEO of Alcatel-Lucent from 2008 to 2013. His leadership roles in the telecommunications space span more than 37 years. Verwaayen has held numerous executive positions at leading telecom and technology providers including having served as CEO of BT; international VP, EVP and COO of Lucent Technologies; and as president and general manager of PTT Telecom, a KPN subsidiary in the Netherlands. Verwaayen has been made an officer of the Orange Order-Nassau and an Honorary Knight of the British Empire (KBE).
Rackspace Hosting Elects Director with Wide-Ranging Industry Insight
Rackspace Hosting, the leader in hybrid cloud, appoints Ossa Fisher to its Board of Directors. Fisher is SVP for strategy and analytics at global dating leader, Match.com, where she has built a reputation for wide-ranging industry insight, marketing analytics, and product development. Fisher has a broad range of expertise in technology and media, including more than 10 years in the Technology, Media and Telecom practices of both Bain & Company and Goldman, Sachs & Co. Fisher also worked for the World Bank Group in the IT investment division.
ServiceSource Appoints BD Leader to Expand Market Presence
The Renew OnDemand cloud app firm ServiceSource appoints Bart Schachter as SVP of Corporate BD. In this newly created role, Schachter will be responsible for driving ServiceSource's corporate growth strategy, investments and acquisitions as the company expands its market presence as a leading provider of recurring revenue management solutions. Prior to joining ServiceSource, Schachter was VP of Corporate BD at National Semiconductor until its sale to Texas Instruments. Earlier, he was a founder and managing director of Blueprint Ventures, and also spent eight years at Intel where he led several enterprise product groups and later spearheaded Intel Capital's earliest investments and acquisitions.
Wipro Exec Joins as Global Head of Dell Services' Infrastructure and Cloud Computing Biz
Dell appoints Anand Sankaran, a 25-year industry leader, as President and Global Head of Dell Services' Infrastructure and Cloud Computing line of business. He was formerly SVP of Wipro's Global Infrastructure Services business as well as head of Wipro Infotech, its India and Middle East business. He previously held a variety of Wipro management positions after joining the company in 1989. He succeeds Kevin Jones, who moved into the recently created chief customer and sales officer role within Dell Services.
Date Range: October 21st - November 29th