Colt Technology Services announces new EVP of HR

Tessa Raum has been named EVP HR of Colt, bringing a wealth of experience in the technology industry to the position.

London, UK, 21st January 2021Colt Technology Services has today announced the appointment of Tessa Raum as Executive Vice President (EVP) for HR. This role sees Tessa join the Executive Leadership Team, reporting directly to Keri Gilder, Colt’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

A passionate and knowledgeable HR professional, Tessa will be responsible for leading Colt’s HR function and implementing the recently announced three-year strategy across the global organisation. In her new elevated role, she will continue to foster a culture of innovation at Colt and accelerate growth through the power of its people.

Tessa joined Colt in July 2019 as a Vice President of HR and has previously worked at several companies in the technology industry, specifically software – including eMoney Advisor, Beyond (now Nexxt) and Analytical Graphics, Inc – where she built her understanding of agile and software focused cultures. This experience will be invaluable as Colt embarks on its new strategy, which centres on ensuring it’s agile enough to support enterprises tackle the business challenges of today.

Keri Gilder, CEO, said: “During her time at Colt, Tessa has demonstrated the leadership qualities, experience and enthusiasm needed to lead our people strategy during the next stage of our growth. I’m thrilled for her to be joining the Executive Leadership Team as Tessa embodies what we as a leadership team passionately believes in, which is our people are the key to our success. Therefore, they need to be at the centre of what we do, and in turn we as an organisation need to ensure we’re set up to support their mental wellbeing and growth, so we can all thrive.”

“The fact that we can fill this position internally is also a testament to the talent we have in the Colt family, and I look forward to seeing Tessa’s continued success,” Gilder added.

Speaking of her appointment, Raum commented: “It’s a time of tremendous change for the industry, Colt, and enterprises globally. In the last year our people have worked tirelessly to support our customers and I’ve never been prouder to be a part of Colt. With our new strategy laid out for the next three years, I’m excited to empower our people to really execute on it, so we can all play a role in driving Colt forward together.”

Tessa is based in London and commences her role immediately.


About Colt

Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity – taking what’s always been in its DNA to enable customers’ success. The Colt IQ Network connects more than 900+ data centres and over 29,000 on net buildings across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs.

Colt understands today’s shifting connectivity requirements and provides agile, on-demand and secure high bandwidth networking and voice solutions to ensure enterprises can thrive. Customers include data-intensive organisations spanning over 210 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 the sector, and because of this, it’s able to put its customers’ needs at its core. For more information, please visit


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