Steve Liddell Joins Highwinds as President of Content Delivery and Network Services
Highwinds Adds Executive Bench Strength to Continue Rapid Growth
Winter Park, Fla.(07 Jul 2010)
Highwinds, a leader in content delivery, network and IP services, today announced that Steve Liddell has joined the company as president of Content Delivery and Network Services. Liddell brings more than three decades of international telecom, network and content delivery experience to the team. Steve Miller remains Highwinds' chairman and CEO overseeing the company's global business operations and strategic direction.
"I'm thrilled that Highwinds has quickly become one of the few CDNs running a profitable and rapidly growing business. Now we are really stepping on the gas," said Steve Miller, chairman and CEO of Highwinds. "In the coming months, our growth rate will accelerate as we expand internationally and through a major acquisition to be announced tomorrow. Steve Liddell has plenty of experience in building and managing high growth companies, and his insight and enthusiasm are a great fit with our existing team."
Liddell came to Highwinds after serving as an independent consultant advising a number of private equity and venture capital firms. During that time he served as CEO of Panther Express - a distressed CDN which he successfully turned around and divested in early 2009. Prior to joining Panther, Liddell was the COO of Clearwire International. From 1999 until 2005, Liddell held senior leadership roles at Level 3, first as president Asia based in Hong Kong and later as group vice president based in Colorado. Liddell also served in executive positions at British Telecom and MFS, which became MCI WorldCom, where he was also president Asia. Throughout his career, Liddell has lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the United States building and scaling large international telecom and Internet businesses.
"Highwinds is a high growth business with great technology, an energetic team and solid backers," said Steve Liddell, Highwinds' new president of Content Delivery and Network Services. "These are all the right ingredients. My role is to help take this business to the next level, which is only made sweeter by the fact that this company is growing fast and is highly profitable."
Liddell holds an MBA as well as a master's degree in semiconductor electronics and a bachelor's degree in physics.
About Highwinds Network Group, Inc.
Highwinds is a content delivery, network and IP services business that offers a comprehensive suite of solutions, including colocation, CDN, IP transit, transport, peering, content storage and IP software. The company delivers content and rich media over its high-performance RollingThunder network to millions of global users every day. Highwinds' CDN customers gain unprecedented command and control with its StrikeTracker console and open APIs. Highwinds is headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., and maintains data centers around the world. For more information, visit www.highwinds.com.