Colt Technology Services announced today that it has appointed Keri Gilder as its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). She will be joining the firm’s London office and will assume her new role in November.
Gilder will become part of Colt’s leadership team in her new role. She will report to Carl Grivner, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Among her new responsibilities, Gilder will help drive the firm’s commercial strategy. She will lead teams across sales, pre-sales and marketing.
On a wider level, she will work with her colleagues to make sure Colt Technology Services delivers on its vision. That is, being the most customer-oriented business in the industry. Gilder joins the firm from Ciena Communications. During her time at the company, she held several senior sales leadership roles. Most recently she was the Vice President and General Manager of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
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Commenting on the appointment, Grivner said: “We are excited to welcome Keri to the team. Her extensive global sales experience and customer knowledge will ensure we continue to challenge the market place, delivering on our customer promises and providing state of the art high bandwidth, on-demand solutions to support businesses digital transformations.
Keri has an outstanding track record of leading global sales organisations and working closely with partners across the wider digital ecosystem. I have no doubt that she will be an asset to Colt’s leadership team.”
Gilder Joins Colt Technology with a background in engineering
Gilder has a background as an engineer and network architect. Whilst at Ciena, she founded a global internal network initiative. This encouraged diversity by motivating women at all levels as well as attracting, developing and retaining talent.
Gilder, added: “I am delighted to join Colt as it continues to execute on its aggressive strategy. Colt recently became a truly global business, launching into the US market, and I am looking forward to taking Colt’s current trajectory and accelerating it over the coming months. Colt as a business is ambitious and I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the organisation at a time when it is defining what being a business enabler really means.”