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One Top Man Leaves Exodus

[London, ENGLAND] Over a two-year period, Phil Collerton built up the staff of Exodus Communications in Europe from two to over 300 employees -- but, now that he's left to join Interxion, has the exodus begun?

Interxion, one of biggest pan-European Internet infrastructure companies, announced the appointment of 38-year-old Phil Collerton as executive vice president operations, on Tuesday.

Bart van den Dries, founder and chief executive of Interxion, said Collerton's arrival will enable Interxion to make big leaps forward in the roll-out of its value added services portfolio.

"The future of our industry is highly determined by the speed at which these services are introduced," said van den Dries.

Currently, Interxion operates carrier-neutral Internet Exchange Centers (IECs) in major European cities, offering an ever-expanding range of services. All the centers are connected to the networks of major national and international telecom carriers and to various European Internet exchanges.

Headquartered in Amsterdam, Interxion plans to open IECs in Dublin, Helsinki, Hilversum and Milan -- in addition to its existing centers in Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, London, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Vienna and Zurich.

Collerton's experience of fast-growing companies will stand him in good stead at Interxion which serves a full spectrum of Internet businesses ranging from ISPs, ASPs, and e-commerce suppliers, to content providers, media and web hosting companies.

There is no sign yet that Collerton will be followed by any more staff from Exodus -- although "Staff Leave Exodus in Droves" would be a more eye-catching headline.