Joining from ADVA, Annette Geuther has a wealth of experience across the industry as well as a solid understanding of technologies such as 5G, Edge Computing, SDN and NFV.
Berlin, Germany, London, UK, 16 January 2020 – Colt Technology Services has today announced the appointment of Annette Geuther as its Vice President (VP) of New Business Development, reporting to Keri Gilder, Colt’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).
Annette brings to this newly created role a wealth of knowledge about new and emerging technologies and extensive expertise of go-to-market strategies for new solutions. Combined with deep global experience in both direct and indirect sales, Annette is extremely well positioned to support Colt as it continues to invest in the likes of 5G, Edge Computing, SDN and NFV, Capital Markets, as well as Cyber Security.
Keri Gilder, CCO, said: “I’m delighted to be welcoming Annette into the team. At Colt, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront when it comes to new and emerging technologies, and I’ve no doubt that Annette’s vast knowledge and experience will help us to continue to innovate and challenge the industry status quo.”
Annette joins Colt from ADVA, where she most recently served as its Senior Vice President Sales Emerging Markets. Her team was responsible for sales across the globe, from Eastern and South Eastern Europe to the Middle East as well as across Africa and Latin America. Prior to ADVA, Annette has held several senior and executive positions at global communication providers based in Germany, the USA, North Africa and the Middle East.
On her appointment, Annette commented: “I am very excited to be joining Colt – I have always been impressed with the agile way in which the organisation operated. Despite Colt having an impressive global footprint with its Colt IQ Network, the company still acts like a challenger brand in market, championing innovation and customer experience. I know this next decade for Colt is going to be just as transformative as the last. I am ready and committed to contribute with my expertise to the company’s ongoing transformation.”
Annette will be based in Munich, Germany and began her responsibilities from 1st January 2020.
Colt aims to be the leader in enabling customers’ digital transformation through agile and on-demand, high bandwidth solutions. The Colt IQ Network connects 900+ data centres across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs, with over 27,500 on net buildings and growing.
Colt has built its reputation on putting customers first. Customers include data intensive organisations spanning over 213 cities in more than 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV). Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in its industry and able to provide the best customer experience at a competitive price. For more information, please visit www.colt.net.
Nola Pocock – Head of PR, Chief of Staff to the CCO