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Keri Gilder

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Keri Gilder joined Colt in November 2018 and forms part of the Executive Leadership Team, reporting directly to Carl Grivner. Keri is instrumental in driving Colt’s commercial strategy, leading global teams across sales, presales and marketing, as well as working closely with the wider organisation to ensure Colt delivers on its vision of being the most customer oriented business in the industry.

Before joining Colt, Keri Gilder was Ciena’s Vice President and General Manager EMEA, responsible for guiding Ciena’s EMEA service provider and enterprise customers, as well as partners, as they adapt to accommodate high-capacity applications and services, such as those needed for cloud-based services and video.

Having built a reputation as a leader and respected consultant throughout her career as an engineer and network architect, she recently helped found Women @ Ciena, a global internal networking initiative that aims to encourage diversity within the company through motivating and inspiring women at all levels and in all disciplines to attract, develop and engage talented people.