Former Ciena Communications sales leader and EMEA VP & General Manager Keri Gilder has joined Colt as Chief Commercial Officer.
CEO Carl Grivner said: “Keri's global sales experience and customer knowledge will ensure we continue to challenge the marketplace.
"Keri has an outstanding track record of leading global sales organisations and working closely with partners across the wider digital ecosystem.”
Gilder added: “Colt recently became a truly global business, launching into the US market, and I am looking forward to taking Colt’s current trajectory and accelerating it over the coming months."
Gilder also has a background as an engineer and network architect credited with founding a global internal networking initiative at Ciena which aimed to encourage diversity through motivating and inspiring women at all levels.