Regional Management: Americas

Karl Strohmeyer - Equinix Management

Karl Strohmeyer

President, Americas

Karl Strohmeyer joined Equinix in 2013 after 12 years at Level 3 Communications, where he was Group Vice President for the North American Enterprise Group. There, he was responsible for building and overseeing a sales force of more than 1,200 people, generating approximately $2.5 billion (£1.6 billion) in annual revenue. Prior to this, Strohmeyer led the Global Carrier Channel for Level 3 and managed sales teams responsible for more than $1 billion (£590 million) in carrier and service provider revenue. During his 12-year tenure at Level 3, Strohmeyer held several executive positions, supervising commercial services and large deal teams, overseeing customer operations and client service and managing strategic relationships with other companies, including channel partners.

Prior to Level 3, Mr Strohmeyer worked at NetRail, where he began as an executive vice president for operations and introduced four new products to the market and was part of a team that raised $85 million (£50 million) in capital. Later at NetRail, he was an executive VP for corporate development, helping to manage the sale of the company. Mr Strohmeyer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s degree in International Business Administration from Mercer University.

Raouf Abdel - Equinix Management

Raouf Abdel

Regional Operating Chief, Americas

Raouf Abdel joined Equinix in 2012 as Regional Operating Chief, Americas and is responsible for the region’s engineering, construction and IBX operations. Mr. Abdel has over 20 years of experience in the telecom, construction and energy industries. Prior to joining Equinix, Mr. Abdel was President and CEO for OpTerra Energy Group where he was responsible for building the company’s business plan, securing funding and day to day operations. Before that Mr. Abdel was President, Business Markets Group, at Level 3 Communications where he led the company's $1 Billion Enterprise business unit. Mr. Abdel also held numerous leadership roles at Level 3 in network deployment, product development and M&A integration. Prior to Level 3, Mr. Abdel served as VP of Network Deployment at MFS Communications and was responsible for network and facility deployment throughout the US, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Abdel holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Temple University in Philadelphia.

Eduardo Carvalho - Equinix Management

Eduardo Carvalho

Regional Managing Director, Americas

Mr Carvalho graduated in Business Administration at the Catholic University of Campinas, and has been active in the IT/Telecommunications market since 1999. He joined ALOG in 2005 as Head of Sales and became COO in 2012. In 2013, he was promoted to Country Manager and is currently responsible for the entire operation of ALOG Equinix in Brazil and Latin America. Over the course of his career, he has increased his expertise in leading with courses at Kellogg School of Management, Columbia Business School and Haas School of Business.

Mike Campbell - Equinix Management

Michael Campbell

Senior Vice President, Sales, Americas

Michael Campbell came to Equinix with 30+ years of sales leadership experience at premier high-tech organisations. As senior vice president of sales, he's responsible for driving customer-focused data centre and interconnectivity solutions across all sales channels in the Americas. He places priority on client service and developing cost-effective solutions to meet customer and market demands.

Campbell has a lengthy track record of managing high revenue-producing sales forces and running direct and channel sales programs. He joined Equinix from Symantec, where he ran global renewals and website security businesses that drove almost $2 billion annually. His career at Symantec started after what's viewed by many as the company's most successful acquisition – the merger with VeriSign's authentication business unit. Campbell's time at VeriSign also began with the acquisition of Guardent, where he ran the enterprise and channel sales teams. Before Guardent, Campbell led Akamai's US sales force operations and nearly doubled the company's revenue in just one year, from $89 million to over $160 million. Campbell has also held various sales leadership positions at NCR, UUNET, CompuServe, MCI and WorldCom.

Campbell holds a B.S. in marketing, with a minor in communications, from the University of Dayton.

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