Jobs Roundup: Colo Atl, DC BLOX, Southern Telecom, Epsilon, Chayora, Summit Broadband

May 11th, 2020 by · Leave a Comment

We may all have been sheltering in place, but last week there were a whole lot of folks from this sector taking on new jobs, particularly in the southeastern US.  Here’s a quick rundown of what some familiar faces have been up to:

Colo Atl has been busy building out its leadership team. They have appointed industry Veteran Sam Reagin to lead sales, marketing, and business development for the company. Colo Atl is now in the hands of American Tower, which has been carefully tuning the carrier-neutral colo and interconnection facility’s position within the Atlanta marketplace for its next phase of growth.

Also down in Atlanta, Southern Telecom’s top position is changing hands. The fiber division of Southern Company has hired Michael Britt as its new president and CEO. Britt will take over from both CEO Wayne Ellis, who will be retiring after a 22 year run, and president Tami Barron, who will keep her other role as President and CEO over at Southern Linc.

And again down in Atlanta, DC BLOX has brought in David Armistead as VP of Sales. Armistead previously held a similar role over at C Spire where he focused on VAR and managed services. He’ll be taking over DC BLOX’s retail, strategic, enterprise and channel sales.

A bit futher afield, Chayora has added some more muscle to its management team. The Asian data center operator has appointed Shining Xiao as VP of Sales for China. She will be based in Shanghai, and will be focusing on sales within China and to the chinese teams of multinationals. That will complement the company’s other main approach to multinationals with less Chinese expertise but significant needs for infrastructure in the world’s largest market.

Epsilon has hired itself a new Chief Financial Officer. The Singapore-based global connectivity provider has tapped Craig Forrester to lead its global finance and legal functions alongside newly minted CEO Michel Robert. Epsilon has been steadily shifting more heavily toward SDN-based services, and Forrester will leverage his experiences from 4 years over at Colt to help keep that transition on point.

And in Florida, Summit Broadband has tapped a familiar face to be its new CEO. Kevin Coyne will be taking the helm of the company, which was bought recently by Grain Management from Cable Bahamas. Coyne was one of the founders over at FiberLight, where he spent 14 years as CFO and another 3 as COO. Now he gets to sit in the hotseat with Summit down in Florida.

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