Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer at Rackspace, David Meredith oversees the vision and execution of the company’s global operations, technology and service delivery functions.
Prior to joining Rackspace in the summer of 2017, David was president of Global Data Centers at CenturyLink where he helped lead the successful roll-up of four managed security and big data companies into the Savvis global data center platform as part of a $2.8B transaction to sell those assets to a private equity consortium. His responsibilities also included P&L oversight across the global footprint of nearly 60 data centers.
David has led international business units in a variety of leadership roles, and his experience spans a range of industry verticals, from venture-backed firms such as NeuPals in China to business units of large public companies such as Capital One, CGI and VeriSign.
As an industry thought leader, David 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 David’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 graduated with honors from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He earned a master’s degree in IT management from the University of Virginia, where he serves on the advisory board as past-Chair.