Karl Strohmeyer joined Equinix in 2013 as our President, Americas, with responsibility for the management, strategy and growth plan for Equinix in that region. During his time in that role, he doubled the region’s revenue and successfully integrated the Verizon asset purchase, Brazil business, and the Infomart acquisition into the Equinix portfolio.
Today he serves as Chief Customer and Revenue Officer (CCRO) and has full global responsibility for our go-to-market (GTM) and customer engine, including Sales, Marketing, Customer Care, and our Regional Management across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.
Previously he spent 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 in annual revenue. Prior to this role, Mr. Strohmeyer led the Global Carrier Channel for Level 3, responsible for more than $1 billion in carrier and service provider revenue.
Before Level 3, Mr. Strohmeyer worked at NetRail, where he held two roles as an executive vice president for Operations and EVP of Corporate Development.
Mr. Strohmeyer earned a B.S. in business administration from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in International Business Administration from Mercer University.