Akamai Announces Evolution to Organizational Structure

Company to align products and development, global sales and go-to-market functions

Cambridge, MA | February 09, 2016


Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the global leader in Content Delivery Network services, today announced an evolution to its organizational structure aimed at increasing productivity and growth opportunities from its ongoing innovation and go-to-market initiatives.

Effective at the start of the second quarter of 2016, Akamai’s current products and development organization and global sales, channels and marketing teams will be re-aligned into two divisions to focus on the company’s Media and Web customers and solutions. Each division will integrate existing Akamai personnel from product management, product development, sales, channels and product marketing into their teams. The new structure is designed to create tighter alignment and integration between customer requirements and product innovation, while increasing the ease of leveraging Akamai’s services.

Commenting on the new organizational model, Dr. Tom Leighton, Akamai’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “This is a natural evolution of our company structure intended to help us better serve our customers and further accelerate growth. We’ve made great strides in diversifying our product portfolio in recent years, delivering record sales and profitability. As we close out another excellent year, I believe our Media and Web businesses are now at the scale where a transition to this type of customer- and solutions-centric organization makes sense. By better aligning our teams that build product with those that work day-to-day with our world-class customers, I am confident in our ability to bring new solutions to market faster and to make Akamai services even easier for our customers to consume.”

Rick McConnell will serve as General Manager of the Web Division and as President, overseeing corporate development and other core functions. Bill Wheaton will serve as General Manager of the Media Division and as Executive Vice President. Sanjay Singh, formerly General Manager for APJ, will now report to Leighton as Senior Vice President of Global Operations, overseeing EMEA and APJ operations and Akamai’s centers of excellence in Bangalore, Krakow and Costa Rica. Adam Karon will now report to Leighton as Senior Vice President, Global Services and Support. Robert Hughes, who joined Akamai in 1999, and has led the Company’s world-class sales, services and marketing organization, will become a Strategic Advisor to Leighton and the senior management team for the next year as part of a planned transition.

In addition to the Media and Web Divisions, Global Operations, and Services and Support, the other cross-divisional functions reporting to the CEO include Platform, Finance, Legal, Human Resources and Corporate Marketing and Communications.

About Akamai

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world’s largest companies. Akamai’s intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone — and attacks and threats far away. Akamai’s portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatched customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn why the world’s top brands trust Akamai, visit, or @Akamai on Twitter. You can find our global contact information at

Akamai Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai Technologies, Inc.'s management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, the effects of any unexpected difficulty in closing our financial books for the year and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.