Colt Technology Services

Colt Technology Services names new chief commercial officer

08 July 2020 | Melanie Mingas

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Colt Technology Services has named its new chief commercial officer following the promotion of Keri Gilder to CEO earlier this year.

Paula Cogan, who has been with Colt for four years as VP for enterprise and capital market sales, has been promoted to drive the organisation’s “transformative, customer first, high bandwidth, business strategy”.

Specifically, Colt said Cogan will take charge of driving its commercial strategy; leading global teams across sales, presales and marketing; and working closely with the wider organisation to ensure Colt delivers on its vision of transforming the way the world works through the power of connectivity.

CEO Keri Gilder said: “In her time with Colt, Paula’s achievements have been underpinned by her ability to foster strong relationships with customers and partners, while remaining focused on leading and transforming our teams to deliver sales excellence.

“Having worked closely with Paula throughout my time within the CCO function, I know she will continue to deliver excellent results and further support the team as they continue to deliver for our customers,” Gilder added.

“I am also thrilled to be able to fill this position internally. It speaks to the immeasurable talent we have at Colt, and I know there’s no better fit for this role than Paula,” Gilder added.

Prior to joining Colt, Cogan held several senior sales roles at Verizon Business and BT. In addition to her professional achievements at Colt, she was also a founding member of Network 25, Colt’s Women’s Network, and advocates for the equal representation of women in telecommunications.

Commenting on her appointment, Cogan said: “I have been really proud to work at Colt for these last few years. However, my pride has grown over these past few months as I have witnessed our sales team go above and beyond to deliver for our customers during this unprecedented time. Our people have done all they can to ensure our customers have been able to thrive in this new environment and I couldn’t be more excited to lead them into this next period – doing all that I can to continue to optimise and drive our sales operation forward.”