London, United Kingdom, 24 September 2010 – Geo, a leading provider of high performance fibre optic networks, today announced the appointment of three senior sales roles to sit within its Enterprise division.
First to join is John O’Meara, who has previously worked for IBM, Open Text and Unisys, where he was primarily focused on selling software and services solutions to the Financial Services sector. Fulfilling a crucial component in the company’s expansion into new financial markets, John will be concentrating primarily on the Insurance market.
“The need for new operating models and distribution methods in the sector places greater demands on the network”, said O’Meara. “Geo is ideally placed to facilitate these organisational changes and deliver new methods of customer engagement. I’m delighted to join the Geo team at this exciting stage of its development.”
Will Pitt, a highly established Sales Manager in the field of Media and Broadcast, also joins to drive the company’s continued push into the sector, bringing new customers on board to join the likes of Limelight Networks and Stream Communications. Will brings with him a wealth of experience, having worked for BT Media & Broadcast and GlobeCast, where he implemented broadcast infrastructure and capacity solutions for global players including BBC, Sky, Discovery and ESPN.
“It’s such an exciting time in the Media sector right now”, commented Pitts. “Organisations need to capitalise on the ever-expanding number of platforms available to consumers without compromising the quality of their output. Geo caters for formats such as 3D and HD requiring high levels of bandwidth, whilst offering unparalleled levels of quality, service and reliability. I look forward to building on the recent success that Geo has experienced in this sector.”
Finally, Geo welcomes Paul Besley, who has more than 20 years’ experience selling telecom-based solutions to the Finance industry. With previous roles including Senior Manager at Colt, Sales Director at Thus and Director of Corporate Broking at ABN AMRO Hoare Govett, Paul is excellently positioned to focus on expanding Geo’s already sizeable financial customer base.
Besley said: “With so many developments in technology and sector regulation driving the need for high speed, low latency, flexible networks Geo is in an ideal position. By allowing customers to own their own scalable, highly resilient network, it offers financial organisations total control, whilst providing diversity in London through the exploitation of the sewer network. This is a great time to join.”
All three positions report into Mark Ryder, Director of Enterprise sales. “The appointment of these three key individuals represents a real coup for Geo”, said Ryder. “To attract three managers of such knowledge and experience is testament to Geo’s reputation, and heralds an exciting phase of growth for us.”
Geo is the only company in the UK solely focused on the designing and building of bespoke dedicated fibre network solutions. Geo’s revolutionary and flexible approach means that for the first time, organisations can own and control their networks, ensuring that security, high bandwidth and resilience are guaranteed. It provides an extensive range of solutions including fully managed networks, dark fibre and co-location services. Geo enables network solutions throughout the UK and in the London area. Customers include mobile operators, service providers, major banks and the public sector. Geo is listed as the 7th fastest growing technology company in the UK in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 list for 2009. Visit www.geo-uk.net for more information.
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