Akamai Appoints Ebzery SVP and GM, Americas24 Jul, 2012 By: Chris Tribbey
Cloud technology company Akamai has named Jim Ebzery as its new SVP and GM of the Americas, where he’ll be charged with overseeing all sales, services and marketing operations.
“Throughout his career, Jim has demonstrated proven leadership and an ability to effectively grow the businesses for which he was responsible," said Robert Hughes, Akamai’s EVP of global sales, services and marketing. “Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and a track record of results, to his new role at the company.”
Most recently Ebzery oversaw the security, management and operating platforms business for software company Novell. Prior to that he held senior positions with L-1 Identity Solutions, Visage Technology and Internet Capital Group.
“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,” Ebzery said. “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.”