LONDON, August 19, 2015: Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, today announced the appointment of Mark Russell as President of Europe. Mr. Russell will be responsible for developing and executing all corporate strategies and operations across the European region.
Mr. Russell joins GCX with over 25 years of telecom and technology experience, most recently as Director of Global Accounts for Netapp Inc. in London where he doubled revenues in his first year and achieved top vendor award from HSBC against all global vendors. Prior to Netapp, Mr. Russell served as Vice President of Global Sales and Acting CEO for Empower Interactive, a UK-based software company that provided messaging solutions to the mobile industry.
“GCX is committed to building a thriving and stable business across Europe and I am pleased that Mark will lead our European team,” said Bill Barney, CEO, Global Cloud Xchange. “His extensive knowledge and proven ability in driving business growth will lead GCX to even greater success in this important region.”
Mr. Russell’s extensive telecom experience includes 8 years in senior sales management roles at MCI (now Verizon Business). Under his leadership as VP and Managing Director of Asia Pacific, the company won Best Asian Call Centre award for 3 consecutive years and achieved significant revenue growth across the region. He also served 10 years in sales leadership positions with Cable & Wireless in London where he achieved sales growth for the company across enterprise markets.
About Global Cloud Xchange
Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions customized for carriers, enterprises and new media companies. GCX owns the world’s largest private undersea cable system spanning more than 67,000 route kms which, seamlessly integrated with Reliance Communications’ 200,000 route kms of domestic optic fiber backbone, provides a robust Global Service Delivery Platform. With connections to 40 key business markets worldwide spanning Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East, GCX delivers Managed Services to more than 160 countries and offer extensive VPLS-enabled Ethernet network capabilities globally. GCX is equipped to support businesses through the deployment of next generation Enterprise solutions across its Cloud Delivery Networks.