Chief Strategy and Development Officer
Eric Schwartz is the Chief Strategy and Development Officer responsible for the company’s corporate strategy and analytics, business development, acquisitions, corporate development and xScale joint venture program.
Eric’s team coordinates strategy definition for the company’s growth and expansion. As part of his role, Eric drives Equinix’s IBX development program to strengthen its position as the platform of choice for digital leaders globally.
During his 15+ year tenure, Eric has held a series of senior-level roles, including serving as President of the EMEA region where the company built its market-leading position through investment and acquisitions. Equinix EMEA earned numerous awards for its success, including Eric’s recognition as European Data Center Industry Leader of the year in 2015.
Prior to Equinix, Eric held a number of senior-level roles at BellSouth, Harold A. Dawson Company and McKinsey & Co. Eric earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.