Annette Geuther named VP of new business development at Colt

Annette Geuther named VP of new business development at Colt

16 January 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Colt Technology Services has appointed Annette Geuther (pictured) as its vice president of new business development, effective as of 1 January 2020.

In her new role, Geuther will report to Colt’s CCO Keri Gilder and will support Colt as it continues to invest in 5G, Edge computing, SDN, NFV, Capital markets as well as cyber security. To the role she brings her vast experience in new and emerging technologies as well as her expertise in go-to-market strategies. Additionally, she has a long history in both direct and indirect sales.

“I’m delighted to be welcoming Annette into the team,” said Gilder. “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.”

Prior to joining Colt, Geuther worked for ADVA as its senior vice president of sales, emerging markets. While there, her team was responsible for global sales which included Eastern and Southern Europe to the Middle East as well as Africa and Latin America. Before her time at ADVA, she held several senior and executive positions at global communication providers in Germany, the US and the Middle East.

“I am very excited to be joining Colt - I have always been impressed with the agile way in which the organisation operated,” added Geuther. “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.”

Earlier this month, Colt confirmed that it had completed it fibre densification project in London adding 110km of fibre to the city.