Equinix hires Jon Lin as EVP and General Manager, Data Center Services
Equinix announced the appointment of Jon Lin to the position of EVP & General Manager, Data Center Services, effective immediately.
In this newly created role, Lin will be responsible for driving the performance of the Equinix Data Center Services portfolio, developing and leading execution of a comprehensive and coordinated strategy across the business aimed at ensuring sustained growth and enhanced operating leverage from Equinix’s market-leading interconnected colocation franchise.
As the Data Center Services leader, Lin will have direct responsibility for product management and the associated software engineering teams supporting this portfolio of offerings. He will partner closely with Equinix’s global and regional leadership to orchestrate resources across the company to: continue the expansion of Equinix’s global footprint; extend the company’s leadership in catalyzing the world’s critical digital ecosystems; and drive scaling and efficiency programs in pursuit of Equinix’s long-term margin expansion targets.
Lin has held various roles since joining Equinix in 2009, most recently as President, Americas. In this role, he was responsible for the regional management, strategy and growth plan for Equinix in the Americas region, including operations in Brazil, Canada, Colombia and the U.S. Previously, Lin served as Vice President, Americas Regional Corporate Development, where he was a leader in one of the company’s largest transactions – the $3.6 billion acquisition of 29 data centers from Verizon in 2017.
In addition to managing the integration of the Verizon data center assets into Equinix, he also played a leading role in Equinix’s acquisition of Infomart Dallas in 2018.
Before joining the Equinix Corporate Development team, Lin was Senior Director of Regional P&L, managing the Equinix Americas Southeast region. Under his leadership, Equinix became the fastest growing provider in the region, increasing market share, revenues and customer count.
Lin joined Equinix in 2009 as Director of Innovation, where he focused on identification and development of current and future products and helped drive the initial formation of Equinix’s platform strategy. He then was promoted to Director, Corporate Strategy, where he was instrumental in the development of Equinix Cloud Exchange, which remains the foundation of the company’s core interconnection services and is now known as Equinix Fabric.
Prior to Equinix, Lin served as Director of the Advanced Solutions Group at Tata Communications. He also worked in a variety of roles at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, including Product Strategy, Sales and Consulting Services.
“Our Data Center Services portfolio continues to be the cornerstone of Platform Equinix and is seeing strong momentum as customers implement hybrid and multicloud as the architecture of choice. To position Equinix for the future, we plan to continue to simplify, automate and optimize our business and drive even better cross-functional execution across our increasingly global platform. Jon has delivered extraordinary results as the President of our Americas business and is a great choice to lead and implement our strategy to extend our global market leadership in interconnected colocation, allowing us to scale our business, delight our customers and enhance our operating leverage,” said Charles Meyers, President and Chief Executive Officer, Equinix.
“Equinix continues to be a trusted resource for our customers and partners as they prioritize digital transformation as a critical business priority. I am honored to take on this exciting role and work with our talented teams across the globe to define and execute our strategy to fuel growth and extend our market leadership. The strength of our global platform and our commitment to continuous innovation enables us to deliver distinctive and durable value to our customers as the demand for digital infrastructure evolves to being more distributed, more cloud-connected and more ecosystem-dependent than ever before,” said Jon Lin, EVP & General Manager, Data Center Services, Equinix.