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Colt appoints new partner head

Colt Technology Services has appointed Paula Cogan (pictured) as its new chief commercial officer (CCO), with a remit that includes looking after the company's service partner base.

Cogan replaces Keri Gilder in the role, who became chief executive officer of the hosting and colocation firm earlier this year. Joining Colt four years ago, Cogan was previously vice president for enterprise and capital market sales.

In her new elevated role as CCO, Cogan will be responsible for driving all of Colt’s commercial strategy, leading global teams across sales, pre-sales and marketing.

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.”

Cogan was the founding member of Colt’s Women’s Network – Network 25 – believing strongly in the equal representation of women in telecommunications. Prior to joining Colt, Cogan held several senior sales roles at Verizon Business and BT.

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. I couldn’t be more excited to lead them into this next period, to optimise and drive our sales operation forward.”

The Colt IQ Network connects over 900 data centres across Europe, Asia and North America.