After Keri Gilder stepped up to the role of CEO, Colt has named a new CCO to continue to drive the organisation’s transformative, customer first, high bandwidth, business strategy.
Colt Technology Services has announced the appointment of Paula Cogan as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Cogan replaces Keri Gilder who formerly held the role before becoming Chief Executive Officer (CEO) earlier this year.
Joining Colt four years ago, Cogan has played an influential role in Colt’s success as its Vice President for Enterprise and Capital Market Sales. In her new elevated role as CCO, Cogan will be responsible for driving Colt’s commercial strategy, leading global teams across sales, presales and marketing, as well as 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.
Speaking of Cogan’s appointment, Keri Gilder, CEO, 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.”
“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.
Cogan hasn’t just influenced the sales environment during her time at Colt; she was also the founding member of Colt’s Women’s Network – Network 25 – believing strongly in the equal representation of women in telecommunications.
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.”
Prior to joining Colt, Cogan held several senior sales roles at Verizon Business and BT. Cogan joins Colt’s Executive Leadership Team and takes over the role of CCO from today.