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Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): March 11, 2019




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Item 5.02.Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.


On March 13, 2019, Equinix, Inc. (“Equinix”) made the following announcements relating to its management team:


Karl Strohmeyer, Equinix’s President, Americas, will be appointed to the newly created role of Chief Customer and Revenue Officer, overseeing Equinix’s overall go-to-market strategy. Reporting to Mr. Strohmeyer will be Sales, Marketing, Customer Care and Experience, Commercial Solutions, and Equinix’s regional management across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. In connection with his appointment, Mr. Strohmeyer will no longer serve as President, Americas.


Sara Baack, Equinix’s Chief Marketing Officer, will take on the role of Chief Product Officer, leading Product Marketing, Management, Development and Engineering across core colocation and interconnection offerings, as well as overseeing Equinix’s edge services portfolio.


Eric Schwartz, Equinix’s President, EMEA, will be appointed to the role of Chief Strategy and Development Officer, overseeing Corporate Strategy, Corporate Development, Business Development, Real Estate, Capital Planning and Equinix’s hyperscale initiatives. In connection with his appointment, Mr. Schwartz will no longer serve as President, EMEA.


Mr. Strohmeyer, Ms. Baack and Mr. Schwartz will assume their new roles in early Q2 2019.


Additionally, on March 11, 2019, Samuel Lee, President, Asia Pacific, and Equinix agreed that his last day of employment will be August 31, 2019. Mr. Lee has been a valuable part of Equinix for the past 18 years and has helped make the Asia Pacific region an important part of Equinix’s global platform. Mr. Lee will stay on to provide support during this transition period, including by helping to identify a successor.


Item 7.01.Regulation FD Disclosure.


On March 13, 2019, Equinix issued a press release related to the management team changes described above in Item 5.02. A copy of that press release is furnished hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.Financial Statements and Exhibits.




99.1Press Release of Equinix, Inc. dated March 13, 2019.








Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


DATE:  March 13, 2019 By: /s/ Keith D. Taylor  
    Keith D. Taylor  
    Chief Financial Officer  








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99.1 Press Release of Equinix, Inc. dated March 13, 2019.