David Meredith

Chief Operating Officer - Rackspace

David Meredith
As COO at Rackspace (an Apollo company), David oversees global product line P&Ls, product marketing, operations, data centers, technology, security and fanatical support across five continents.
Recently, David served as President Global Data Centers at CenturyLink where he led a multibillion-dollar spin-out. His experience includes board and leadership roles for venture-backed firms such as NeuPals in China to large public companies such as VeriSign, CGI and Capital One.
As an industry thought leader, Meredith has provided insights for leading media outlets such as BusinessWeek, USA Today and The Washington Post. CIO Magazine, Wireless Week and The Huffington Post have published his articles. David has spoken on industry topics for NBC’s Carson Daly Show, NPR’s Morning Edition, Seoul Broadcasting System, PBS’ Nightly Business Report and at analyst forums such as Gartner, Bloomberg, Yankee and Cantor Fitzgerald.
In December 2016, the respected Uptime Institute recognized Meredith’s contributions to the Industry by selecting him for their Change Leader Award. David was named “Top 40 under 40 – Best and Brightest Leaders” by Georgia Trend Magazine in 2008.
David earned his master’s degree from the University of Virginia, where he has served on the advisory board as Chairperson.
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