Appointments

GTT officially names leaders for Americas and Europe

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Dave Sulstri and Tom Homer have each been appointed division presidents at GTT, taking responsibility for the Americas and Europe respectively.

Each division is responsible for its region's sales, sales engineering, quoting, ordering, professional services, and overall client account management,

“The extensive industry experience that Dave Salustri and Tom Homer offer, combined with their distinguished track records of achievement, is precisely the seasoned leadership talent that will enable GTT to exceed the business objectives of our two main divisions,” said Ernie Ortega (pictured), GTT chief revenue officer and interim CEO.

“Our emphasis on a customer-first culture, that has reshaped GTT’s strategic priorities, will be reinforced by the customer-centric approach that Dave and Tom bring to their new division leadership roles.”

Salustri previously served as SVP of enterprise sales, Americas. Prior to GTT, he held a broad range of sales leadership and executive roles in the telecommunication industry at Time Warner Cable, XO Communications, and Verizon.

Homer previously served as SVP, Europe, leading GTT’s sales operation in the region. Before joining GTT in 2020, he was MD for the EMEA region at Telstra. In the new role, his geographic responsibilities will extend to the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific.

In a deal announced in October, I Squared Capital planned to purchase GTT’s 103,000 route-km fibre network, covering 31 metro areas and interconnecting 103 cities across Europe and North America; three transatlantic subsea cables, including GTT Express, formerly Hibernia Express, which GTT said was “the lowest latency route between Europe and North America”; fourteen Tier 3 data centres and over 100 colocation facilities; and KPN International, its final acquisition, a carrier that used Interoute fibre.

ISQ partner Mohamed El Gazzar told Capacity in an exclusive interview, hours after the deal was announced in October 2020, that the investor had extensive plans to expand the network, reaching smaller cities.

 

 

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