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Veteran IT executive with focus on security and cloud solutions joins Akamai senior management team to help drive continued growth across the Americas
CAMBRIDGE, MA – July 23, 2012 – Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM, news, filings), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, today announced the appointment of Jim Ebzery as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Americas. Based in Akamai’s Cambridge, Mass. headquarters, Ebzery will lead sales, services and marketing operations across the Americas. He reports to Robert Hughes, Akamai’s Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Services and Marketing.
Ebzery brings nearly 30 years of executive leadership experience across various high technology disciplines to his role at Akamai. Most recently, he ran the Security, Management and Operating Platforms business at Novell, where he led the growth of the security business and expansion of their strategic cloud business.
“Throughout his career, Jim has demonstrated proven leadership and an ability to effectively grow the businesses for which he was responsible,” said Hughes. “As Akamai looks to take its growth to the next level, it is crucial to have the right leadership team in place. Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and a track record of results, to his new role at the company. I look forward to working with him closely as we execute our go-to-market strategy in the Americas, including emerging markets across South America.”
“I have had the opportunity to work at global technology leaders as well as startups, and Akamai is one of those rare companies that can effectively combine an entrepreneurial spirit with a stable, billion dollar business,” said Ebzery. “There is a tremendous opportunity ahead as companies of all kinds look to take advantage of the trends driving IT today – cloud, mobile, security and media – which will all serve as catalysts for innovation and transformation. It is an exciting prospect to be at the vanguard of these efforts as a member of Akamai.”
Prior to his tenure at Novell, Ebzery held senior positions with companies including L-1 Identity Solutions, Viisage Technology and Internet Capital Group. He began his career with IBM Corporation where he held multiple sales, marketing and general management positions during a 17-year career.
About Akamai Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the Company’s solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.