Colt hires former Adva exec as VP of new business development

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Colt Technology Services announced it has hired Annette Geuther as its vice president of new business development. (Pixabay)

Colt Technology Services announced on Thursday that it has hired Annette Geuther as its vice president of new business development. In her new role at Colt, Geuther reports to Keri Gilder, Colt’s chief commercial officer.

Geuther joined Colt from Adva, where she most recently served as its senior vice president sales for emerging markets. In that role, her was responsible for sales across the globe, from Eastern and South Eastern Europe to the Middle East as well as across Africa and Latin America.

Prior to Adva, she held several senior and executive positions at global communication providers, including Nokia and Siemens, based in Germany, the U.S, North Africa and the Middle East.

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Geuther brings experience across the telecommunications industry to Colt, as well as a solid understanding of technologies such as 5G, edge computing, software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), according to Colt.

Annette Geuther, Colt 

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

Geuther, who started her new role at Colt this month, will based in Munich, Germany.

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