Next Connex, the specialist data centre has appointed a new Sales Director and Strategic Director to help fuel growth. Paul Schneider joins as Sales Director and Eleri Gibbon as Strategic Director.
Paul will be responsible for directing sales from a strategic perspective, and managing all sales activities to ensure continued growth and success for the company.
Eleri will be responsible for overseeing and managing the company’s strategic partnerships, and promoting its expanding range of customer cloud services in the UK.
Paul Schneider joins Next Connex with nearly 10 years experience in the telecoms sector. In 2002 he launched Innzone Ltd, a wholesale provider of multi-carrier connectivity services targeting the SME market, leading the company through to acquisition in 2007. He then joined ISP NewNet as Sales Director, and took the company to sale in 2010.
Eleri Gibbon joins Next Connex with extensive experience in IT sales. She began her career in the infosecurity market with McAfee, becoming EMEA sales manager at Computer Associates. Eleri moved to Rackspace Managed Hosting in 2005, where was EMEA Senior Sales Manager, responsible for managing multiple sales teams.
Craig Denton, CEO of Next Connex said: “These appointments will be key to driving the company’s growth and development, and will help to build and extend strong alliances with our partners and customers.”
Next Connex’s fibre network spans the south of England and links directly to Internet hubs including London Telehouse North and Telecity Harbour Exchange. In addition to NGD Europe, it connects to 40 UK data centres, giving sub-2ms transit between any of these facilities, and enabling access to over 250 UK service providers and carriers, giving customers secure, carrier-neutral connectivity over diverse routes.