December 16, 2010
Dick Theunissen Joins Equinix as Vice President of Marketing for Europe
DECEMBER 16, 2010 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data center services, today announced that Dick Theunissen has joined the company as its Vice President of Marketing for Europe. Theunissen joins Equinix from Santiva Europe, a consultancy that helps technology firms enter international markets, where he was a Partner.
Theunissen brings to Equinix more than 15 years’ experience of business development and strategic marketing in the telecommunications and hosting industry. Prior to Santiva Europe, Theunissen was Chief Marketing Officer at colocation provider, Interxion; and he was President of Amen International, a European webhosting company. Theunissen also held senior leadership positions at VIA NET.WORKS, KPNQwest and KPN.
Theunissen will spearhead Equinix marketing in Europe, focusing on how organizations in the region can rely on Equinix’s global platform of high performance International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers and services to expand geographic reach and improve application performance.
“These are exciting times for Equinix; in the last year alone we have opened eight new state-of-the-art facilities in Europe, boosting our business, particularly in high-growth, digital-dependent sectors such as financial services, cloud and digital media,” said Eric Schwartz, President of Equinix Europe “Dick is an asset to the Equinix team; his extensive industry experience developing go-to-market strategies for leading technology firms means he’s ideally placed to help Equinix continue its growth trajectory.”
“As the world’s largest network neutral data center company, Equinix is in a unique position to help organizations expand their operations, whether it is by entering new markets around the world, or connecting to new business partners within our data centers,” said Theunissen. “My role is to show the strategic business value of partnering with a firm like Equinix, illustrating how data center services are no longer just confined to providing space and power.”
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects businesses with partners and customers around the world through a global platform of high performance data centers, containing dynamic ecosystems and the broadest choice of networks. More than 3,100 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies connect to more than 600 network service providers and rely on Platform Equinix to grow their business, improve application performance and protect their vital digital assets. Equinix operates in 35 strategic markets across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific and continually invests in expanding its platform to power customer growth.
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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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