Akamai announces new team structure, Robert Hughes resigned

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Akamai Technologies announced its new management structure aimed at increasing productivity and growth opportunities.

Akamai said it will re-align products and development organization and global sales, channels and marketing teams into two divisions to focus on the company’s Media and Web customers and solutions.

Each division will integrate Akamai personnel from product management, product development, sales, channels and product marketing into their teams.

Robert Hughes will be leaving Akamai.

Tom Leighton, chief executive officer at Akamai, said: “By better aligning our teams that build product with those that work day-to-day with our customers, our ability to bring new solutions to market faster and to make Akamai services easier for our customers to consume.”

Rick McConnell will be general manager of the Web Division and president, overseeing corporate development and other core functions.

Bill Wheaton will be general manager of the Media Division.

Sanjay Singh, formerly general manager for APJ, will report to Leighton as senior vice president of Global Operations, overseeing EMEA and APJ operations and centers of excellence in Bangalore, Krakow and Costa Rica.

Adam Karon will report to Leighton as senior vice president, Global Services and Support.

Robert Hughes, who joined Akamai in 1999, and has led the company’s sales, services and marketing organization, will become a Strategic Advisor to Leighton and the senior management team for the next year.

Akamai said its revenue grew 8 percent to $579 million in Q4 2015 and increased 12 percent to $2.2 billion in 2015.

Akamai generated $286 million (+16 percent) from Performance and Security Solutions, $73 million (+46 percent) from Cloud Security Solutions, $247 million (-2 percent) from Media Delivery Solutions and $46 million (+18 percent) from Service and Support Solutions in Q4.

Akamai generated $416 million (+5 percent) from US markets and $163 million (+17 percent) from International markets.

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