23 January 2018
| James Pearce
Colt Technology Services has named former Level 3 SVP Andrew Edison as vice president - wholesale in order to accelerate partnerships and global networking solutions for the wholesale segment.
Edison brings over 25 years of
leadership experience in sales, business operations, global and
go to market strategies. Most recently, he was senior vice
president sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at
Level 3/CenturyLink. He has also held roles with AT&T, were
he worked for more than 20 years, most recently as region vice
president for EMEA.
Edison said: "I am excited to join Colt to drive profitable
revenue growth, deliver robust global wholesale partnerships
and continue Colt’s momentum of providing
customers with a superior customer experience. As Colt becomes
increasingly global and continues its leadership in high
bandwidth networking solutions, SDN and on-demand, I am
extremely optimistic about the future with our valued clients
Edison’s new role will see him reporting
directly to Colt’s chief commercial officer (CCO),
Tom Regent, with a focus on bolstering Colt’s
Regent commented: "We are very pleased to welcome Andrew to
the team. Andrew joins Colt at an exciting time in our company
growth and will play a critical leadership role, enabling Colt
to accelerate its ambitions of being the leader in enabling our
customers’ digital transformation through agile,
on-demand high-bandwidth networking solutions.
Andrew’s depth and breadth of experience is
significant, as we continue to grow and evolve our
relationships in Wholesale."
Edison takes the reins from Tim Passingham, who spent almost
a year and a half as Colt’s VP of wholesale.
Capacity understands Passingham is to leave the company at the
end of January. Colt has confirmed his departure.