Chris MacFarland

CEO, Masergy Communications

Industry: Technology

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Chris MacFarland has served as Masergy’s Chief Executive Officer since July 2010, having previously served as Chief Operating Officer. Under his leadership, Masergy continues to grow at a profitable and rapid pace including the key milestone of $1 billion in cumulative revenues achieved in January 2014. Today Masergy owns and operates the largest independent global cloud networking platform for enterprises.

Mr. MacFarland is a seasoned entrepreneur and was selected as Ernst & Young entrepreneur of the year finalist in 2013 & 2014. Prior to joining Masergy, he served in various senior executive positions at BroadSoft, McLeodUSA, Allegiance Telecom, Verio, OnRamp, CompuNet and Compu-Tek International. Mr. MacFarland currently serves on the board of directors for Access Media 3, SMBSuite and iTopia.

Mr. MacFarland is passionate about community service and has championed many charitable and outreach programs. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he majored in Computer Science and Engineering.