GTT Names Ortega Division President, Americas

GTT Communications has appointed Ernie Ortega as division president for the Americas. Ortega will lead the expanded Americas division, including enterprise, channel, carrier and government clients.

GTT has also promoted Jesper Aagaard to an expanded role as division president for Europe, including the U.K. region.

Ortega brings extensive industry experience to GTT with a strong record of delivering revenue growth. He was most recently CEO of Towerstream. Previously, Ortega held senior executive roles at Colt Technology Services, Cogent, and XO Communications, and he began his career at MCI.

Aagaard, meanwhile, has served as president of GTT’s Europe division since joining from GTT’s acquisition of Interoute in 2018.

Martin Ford will continue to lead the UK region, reporting to Aagaard. Jeff Beer will continue to lead the carrier business in the Americas, reporting to Ortega.