Senior Vice President
Robert Wood is a Senior Vice President at Akamai. He brings over 20 years of corporate development and deal experience in the technology, financial services, and outsourcing industries, covering a wide range of strategic transactions.
Mr. Wood joined Akamai's Business Development group as it was being formed in 1999. Since that time, he has led numerous Akamai acquisitions of businesses including Prolexic, Cotendo, Verivue, FastSoft, Blaze, Speedera Networks, Nine Systems Corporation and Netli, and has overseen the development of joint ventures, spin-out transactions, divestitures, investments and numerous strategic partnerships.
Prior to Akamai, Mr. Wood helped found the corporate electronic commerce and Internet practice at Alston & Bird LLP, one of the nation's leading corporate and technology law firms. He has completed more than $25 billion worth of transactions in mergers and acquisitions and corporate securities work for technology companies and financial institutions.
Mr. Wood holds a JD from the University of Virginia, an LLM from the University of Edinburgh, and a BBA in finance and banking from the University of Mississippi. Mr. Wood serves as a Director of the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange and as a Trustee of the Community Charter School of Cambridge.