TitleCompany:Managing Director, GI Partners, USA
Bio:Stephen M. Smith is a Managing Director of GI Partners. Mr. Smith has a deep background in managing market leading technology businesses with expertise in the data center industry. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Flexential, a GI Partners portfolio company, and NEXTDC, a publicly traded data center company in Australia.
Prior to joining GI Partners, Mr. Smith served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Equinix, which grew from $2 billion to $34 billion in market value under his leadership. Mr. Smith has over 30 years of technology experience including senior executive positions with Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, and Electronic Data Systems Corporation. Mr. Smith also had a successful eight-year career in the U.S. Army where, among other roles, he was aide-de-camp to the office of the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces in the Pacific.