Before joining Zayo Group in 2020, Smith served as a managing director at GI Partners, a private investment firm. From 2007 to 2018, he served as chief executive officer and president of Equinix, Inc., a global data center company. Smith also has held senior leadership roles with Hewlett Packard and Lucent Technologies. During a 16-year tenure with Electronic Data Systems (1987-2003), Smith served as chief sales officer, president of EDS Asia-Pacific and president of EDS US Western Region.
Smith has served on the boards of directors for NetApp and FS Networks. He currently serves on the board of Zayo and is a non-executive director of NEXTDC, a publicly traded data center company in Australia.
Smith is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, with a B.S. in Engineering. He served in the U.S. Army for eight years, during which time he commanded two Artillery Units and was Aide-de-Camp to the office of the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Pacific.
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