Equinix appoints Thomas Olinger to Board of Directors
Digital infrastructure company Equinix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EQIX) today announced that it has appointed Thomas Olinger to its Board of Directors.
Mr Olinger previously served as the Chief Financial Officer at Prologis for the past 15 years. Effective immediately, Mr Olinger will serve as a member of the Board’s Audit, Finance and Real Estate Committees, and will be stepping in to replace Irving “Bud” LYONS, III, who has served as a member of the Equinix Board since 2007 and will not be standing for re-election at this year’s shareholder meeting.
Prior to this role, Olinger served as Prologis’ Chief Integration Officer where he led the integration of over $50 billion of M&A activity, including the merger of AMB and ProLogis, as well as the public acquisitions of DCT Industrial and Liberty Property. He has significant international debt capital markets expertise, leading $100 billion in financing transactions.
Previously, Mr Olinger served as Vice President, Corporate Controller at Oracle. He began his career at Arthur Andersen, spending 14 years at the firm, the last three as an audit partner in both the U.S. real estate and technology groups.
Mr Olinger holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. Since January 2011, he has served as a board member of American Assets Trust, a public real estate company. He also serves on the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Dean’s Council, the University of Notre Dame Fitzgerald Institute of Real Estate Advisory Board and as Vice Chair of the Carondelet High School Board of Trustees.