SmartCIC Appoints Strategic Board Advisor

SmartCIC, a global managed service provider (MSP), has appointed industry veteran Chris Harper as a Strategic Board Advisor as it ramps up its global sales efforts. The appointment enables SmartCIC to land and expand in new markets, engage a growing international customer base and drive momentum in its global networking, field services, fixed wireless access and managed services.

Harper has a long history of building successful teams. He started in the 1990s building NEC’s ventures into Eastern Europe and Sub-Sahara Africa then joined Iaxis at its inception.

He then was recruited to Sprint where he grew the team and revenue from zero to staff in every major country in the world and was responsible for a revenue stream of $1.3 billion at its peak.

From there, Harper invested in and managed several ventures, of which he still sits on the boards of. More recently he helped bring Bell Canada to Europe, and in his last role Harper brought year-on-year double-digit growth to Neterra as its Chief Commercial Officer.

He describes his USP as building and nurturing teams to deliver exponential growth and most importantly having fun while doing it.

“The appointment of Chris is part of a long-term strategy to enable more organizations to experience SmartCIC and our excellence in service delivery. Chris brings a proven track record of accelerating growth and building sales organizations that are focused on end-to-end customer experience,” said Toby Forman, CEO at SmartCIC. “We’re getting a tremendous response from customers and the timing is right to engage more organizations and help them to deliver digital infrastructure and work smarter.”

SmartCIC delivers end-to-end networking solutions that combine local insights, intelligence and expertise with a diversity of global talent and skills. It has more than 25,000 engineers delivering solutions on-the-ground and end-to-end across more than 200 countries.

“SmartCIC is one of the most exciting businesses in international telecoms. It is taking a customer-centric and intelligence-driven approach to developing networking solutions and not just selling product,” Harper said. “It can deliver solutions from the enterprise endpoint to the cloud with a consistent experience end-to-end. In a market where everyone wants to get close to the enterprise, SmartCIC is ready to deploy connectivity that is reliable, robust and supported by experts in enterprise networking.”

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