Colt CEO Keri Gilder is recognized for gender parity action

Colt CEO Keri Gilder is recognized for gender parity action

 May 17, 2023

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Colt Technology Services CEO, Keri Gilder, is named in Capacity’s Power 100. This global list recognizes trailblazers, innovators, and leaders driving the global infrastructure space.

According to Capacity: "Keri Gilder is a dynamic changemaker and is the driving force behind one of the industry's most exciting proposed acquisitions: Colt's intended purchase of Lumen EMEA. She has also worked hard to achieve 50/50 gender parity in Cole's executive leadership team and is working towards this echoing across the wider business through open and innovative programs." 

Driving significant change 

Launched in 2019, the Power 100 is ultimate list of the who's who in the global carrier and ICT community. The list looks at who is driving significant change in their sector and why. What innovative projects have they been part of and what makes them unique.

In the fast-changing industry, the 2023 list includes carriers, vendors, service providers, data centre operators, hyperscalers, mobile and messaging players, internet exchanges, towercos and those in satellite, subsea, networking, wireless, software and investments.

Executing Colt's strategies 

Keri was appointed to her role in May 2020, and is responsible for executing Colt's strategy which centres around transforming the way the world works through the power of connectivity.

Before becoming CEO, Keri was Colt’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), leading global teams across sales, presales and marketing, as well as working closely with the wider organization to ensure Colt delivered for its customers.

Before joining Colt, Keri held several leadership roles at Ciena but was most recently its Vice President and General Manager EMEA, responsible for guiding Ciena’s EMEA service provider and enterprise customers, as well as partners. Prior to Ciena, Keri worked in multiple roles for Lucent Technologies, and she has also worked for Hughes Aircraft as a Network Engineer.

Keri is passionate about promoting Inclusion and Diversity to ensure Colt is a business where everyone feels they can bring their true selves to work. In addition, Keri brings this passion to the wider industry as the Chair of the TM Forum’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and President of the Global Telecom Women's Network.

Keri has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Management Information Systems (MIS) from New Mexico State University.

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