SmartCIC Appoints Chris Harper as Strategic Board Advisor to Accelerate Global Growth
The appointment kicks off the next phase of SmartCIC’s growth strategy and its drive to help more service providers and enterprises design, build, optimise and grow their digital infrastructure.
Cannes, France, 15 May 2023 – SmartCIC, a global managed service provider, 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 new momentum in its global networking, field services, fixed wireless access, and managed services. It follows a record-breaking year for SmartCIC’s customer acquisitions and revenue growth.
Chris Harper is an industry veteran with long history of building successful teams and taking them to the next level. He started in the 1990s building NEC’s ventures into Eastern Europe and Sub Sahara Africa, then joined Iaxis at is inception. He was headhunted 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 USD at its peak.
From there Harper invested in and managed several ventures that 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.
“The appointment of Chris is part of a long-term strategy to enable more organisations to experience SmartCIC and our excellence in service delivery. Chris brings a proven track record of accelerating growth and building sales organisations that are focused on end-to-end customer experience,” said Toby Forman, CEO at SmartCIC. “We’re getting real resonance from the message we’re delivering in the market and the timing is right to engage more organisations 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 products. 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. I’m excited to join the team and build this business in the long-term,” said Chris Harper, Strategic Board Advisor at SmartCIC.
SmartCIC has been steadily growing its team over the last 12 months. Catherine Hemingray was appointed its Sales Director in October 2022 with Mario Bernal joining SmartCIC as Senior Account Manager from Expereo in November 2022.
Headquartered in France and with offices and facilities in 13 countries, SmartCIC delivers flexible and agile connectivity and field services solutions to international carriers and global enterprise in over 120 countries. Naturally a multi-lingual business the team currently speak 17 different languages in its day-day operations with customers and partners.
SmartCIC’s core values of flexibility and agility are driven by the team’s approach to solution orientated design. SmartCIC’s strategy is to deliver fully flexible solutions that meet the needs of demanding and evolving environments.
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