Equinix Appoints Debra McCowan as Chief Human Resources Officer


(EQIX), the global interconnection and data
center company
, today announced that it has appointed Debra McCowan
to chief human resources officer (CHRO). In this role, McCowan is
responsible for the company’s human capital strategy, including all
aspects of leadership development and talent management. She also will
play a critical role in shaping the Equinix culture as the company moves
through its next phase of growth.

Highlights / Key Facts

  • McCowan joins Equinix from the Accelerance Group, where she was
    co-founder and partner. At Accelerance, McCowan was responsible for
    providing her clients with organizational and systems change strategy
    including leadership and executive coaching, building
    high-performance, mission-critical teams and strategic talent
    management systems.
  • Prior to her position at Accelerance, McCowan was the vice president
    of Worldwide Human Resources at Avago Technologies, Inc., where she
    developed, deployed and led all aspects of global human resources
    functions and helped lead the company’s turnaround and preparation for
    a successful IPO.


  • Steve Smith, CEO, Equinix:
    “Equinix is a great place to
    work with a strong, positive culture. Debra is a very experienced
    human resources leader with a global point of view and we’re excited
    to have her energy focused on attracting, developing and retaining the
    best talent in the industry.”
  • Debra McCowan, CHRO, Equinix:
    “Equinix operates in 31
    markets across 15 countries in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific,
    and it is imperative that we retain and cultivate top talent globally
    while maintaining our core principals and cultural diversity. As chief
    human resources officer, I look forward to enhancing the Equinix brand
    from the inside out.”

Additional Resources

About Equinix

Equinix, Inc. (EQIX), connects more than 4,400 companies directly
to their customers and partners inside the world’s most networked data
centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform
in 31 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. www.equinix.com.

Forward Looking Statements

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.

Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc.

International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.

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