XO Communications appoints new CEO

27 November 2013 |


XO Communications has appointed Christopher Ancell as its CEO.

Ancell joins XO from data centre provider CoreSite Realty, where he served as SVP of sales and sales engineering. He has also held leadership roles at both CenturyLink and Qwest.

Laura Thomas, who was appointed as interim CEO in 2011, will return to her previous role as CFO.

Ancell’s background with CoreSite could help with the company’s drive towards enhancing its cloud computing services. Earlier this year, the company launched three cloud service offerings designed to provide better flexibility, security and performance for business customers.