Some Autumn Musical Chairs

November 1st, 2012 by · Leave a Comment

Lots of industry executives have been moving around or changing name plates this autumn, here are four from this past week:

Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) has named Andrew Crouch as Regional President of North America, dropping the ‘of Sales’ part of his previous title. That will give him a parallel role to James Heard in EMEA and Hector Alonso in Latin America. In the past, he’s run the ‘Wholesale Markets’ side of things for Level 3, but these days it’s the enterprise that’s in the drivers seat it seems.

As it continues to build its access exchange offerings, Global Capacity has poached some metro fiber talent. They’ve brought in Ben Edmond, formerly of the southeastern fiber builder and operator FiberLight, to be their Chief Revenue Officer and help drive the company’s overall growth strategy.  Rumors are still out there that FiberLight’s owners are looking for a buyer, and FiberLight and Global Capacity have teamed up in the past and know each other well.

Limelight Networks (NASDAQ:LLNW, news, filings) has hired itself a Chief Operating Officer from the cloud services side of the tracks. Indu Kodukula will take over product management, development, and operations activities and report to CEO Jeff Lunsford. Kodukula was previously CTO at SunGard where he helped launch their IaaS cloud offering. Like Akamai, Limelight sees its future in a broader set of cloud-based offerings than mere CDN services.

And ViaWest has a new CEO but it’s a familiar face.  Co-Founder and current COO Nancy Phillips will be taking over the CEO role from Roy Dimoff, who will continue as Chairman of the Board.  The two have been working together for 26 years, so there’s no change in direction here — just a changing of the guard.  ViaWest

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