Equinix, Inc. has announced it has appointed Charles Meyers, formerly president of the Americas for Equinix, to the newly created role of chief operating officer (COO).

The addition of the COO function is part of a reorganization designed to align the company globally to best serve the needs of Equinix customers. The Global Sales, Marketing, Operations and Client Services functions will now report directly to Meyers. Currently Equinix has a search underway to fill the president of the Americas role. Meyers will provide continued leadership in this capacity until his replacement is hired.

“To cement our leadership, we are evolving to meet the demands of our customers who rely on our global reach and scale to support their business ambitions. In the role of COO, Charles will bring proven leadership and deep operating experience to the task of further aligning our global team for maximum effectiveness,” said Steve Smith, Equinix CEO and president. “The changes we are making today will sharpen our global execution as we pursue our strategy to be the interconnection platform for the world’s leading businesses.”

“Equinix operates in a market of nearly limitless opportunity and our business strategy affords us a unique ability to combine exceptional growth and superior returns. As Equinix continues to grow, we must deliver compelling products and offers that provide clearly quantifiable value to our customers with the right balance between global consistency and local responsiveness,” said Meyers. “I look forward to working with the leadership team in a new capacity to position Equinix for growth and enhance the way we serve our customers and present our company to the marketplace.”