BRISBANE, Australia, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Megaport announced the appointment of Denver Maddux as Chief Executive Officer.  This appointment comes as Megaport gears for global expansion driven by growing demand for scalable cloud interconnectivity services.  Bevan Slattery will remain as Executive Chairman, supporting the company’s vision and strategy.

Maddux joins Megaport from Microsoft where he was Senior Director, Global Network Services responsible for the company’s global network strategy.  Prior to his role at Microsoft, Maddux was Vice President of Network Technology and Architecture  with Limelight Networks, a global leader in digital content delivery; and held senior leadership positions at Global Crossing, a global backbone network provider acquired by Level 3 Communications in 2011.

Bevan Slattery said: "I have known Denver since his days building out Limelight Networks global content delivery network and have always been impressed with his deep experience and leadership in network technology, which is what we need to take Megaport to the next level… to take us global.  I could not be more delighted in having Denver join our team and inspire us to achieve our vision."

Denver Maddux said: "It is a tremendous privilege to join Megaport at such an exciting and critical stage.  I simply could not be more excited to build on the solid foundation and already remarkable adoption that the company has executed across the Asia Pacific region.  Bevan has really driven his vision to deliver innovation in connectivity for network and cloud providers.  Building on that success and accelerating the company’s growth globally will be my primary mission."

About Megaport

Megaport was founded in 2013 by Bevan Slattery to create a new paradigm for networks and cloud services to interconnect — The Megaport Platform. Originally launched in Australia as an Amazon Direct Connect Partner, Megaport now provides on-demand, elastic connectivity to over 100 network and cloud services providers.  With plans to expand in Asia, Europe, and the United States in 2015, the Megaport Platform will service over 25 major markets around the world.

For more information visit: www.megaport.com.

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