Mark Adams
Chief Development Officer, Equinix

Speaker Profile

As Chief Development Officer, Mr. Adams has been responsible for global real estate development and mergers and acquisitions at Equinix since joining in 2008. During that time, Equinix has invested over $7.5 billion in data center development and completed 15 acquisitions including Switch & Data, Telecity and the Verizon data centers.

Prior to Equinix, Mr. Adams led Corporate Development for several public high tech companies including Electronics for Imaging and Adaptec where he led major restructurings. In addition, Mr. Adams has founded three companies and a venture capital fund for direct investment in Indonesia. He has a lifelong passion for international development and has worked at McKinsey & Company, the World Bank and the United Nations.

Mr. Adams has an M.B.A. with Distinction from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.

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