Colt Names U.S. Channel VP

Colt Technology Services, which specializes in offering multinational communications services, has appointed Mike Kopp to the role of vice president of channel sales.

Kopp joined Colt at the end of 2015 and will be a key member of the U.S. leadership team.

Kopp brings more than two decades of telecommunications and channel management experience to this role, most recently at Cogent Communications, where he was responsible for introducing and building the channel program there.

In his role at Colt, Kopp will be responsible for the development of Colt’s channel strategy, including managing partner relationships, driving adoption of company channel programs, and driving sales growth through relationships with partners throughout the US.

“I am thrilled to be part of a company that is so committed to its channel program and our partners’ success,” said Kopp. “Colt has a strong value proposition to support multinational enterprise customers. We offer a full portfolio of products and services and a support infrastructure that really differentiates Colt in the marketplace. I’m really looking forward to working with our partners to demonstrate that differentiation and drive more business.”

Ernie Ortega, Colt’s chief revenue officer, added, “We are thrilled that Mike is leading our channel team. Colt is fully committed to our channel program. The channel will play an integral role in the growth and overall success of Colt.  His track record of building channel programs and his understanding of the indirect business as well as his relationships with key partners will be invaluable as we execute on the channel strategy and drive the level of success that we envision.”