Robert Hughes Appointed President, Akamai Worldwide Operations
Robert Hughes appointed President, Worldwide Operations
Rick McConnell appointed President, Products and Development
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere, announced today two executive-level promotions. Effective January 1, 2013, Robert (Bob) Hughes will become President, Worldwide Operations, and Rick McConnell will become President, Products and Development. Both are currently Akamai executive vice presidents and will report to the company's new CEO, Tom Leighton, whose appointment was also announced today.
"We are very fortunate to have proven leaders with such outstanding track records as Bob and Rick," said Dr. Leighton. "Their experience and expertise will be invaluable as we work to grow our traditional businesses, innovate rapidly in new areas, and strive to capitalize on emerging opportunities in new markets. Under their leadership this year, Akamai has accelerated its rate of product innovation, global expansion, customer support, and talent acquisition."
Mr. Hughes has been with Akamai for 13 years and has been responsible for global sales and services since 2003, and global marketing since 2005. Under his management, Akamai yearly revenues have increased by a compounded rate of 28 percent from $161