Custom Connect, a global managed service provider of carrier neutral and microwave connectivity services, today announced the appointment of Anthony Kingsnorth as Group Chief Operating Officer.
Kingsnorth will lead Custom Connect’s global operations across its entire service portfolio, which includes fibre and microwave access solutions, ultra-low latency networking for trading and financial services, connectivity for media and e-commerce organisations, cloud and data centre services, and any emerging opportunities in new markets.
He will also be involved in the definition of the Group’s overall business strategy as well as the development of its existing product and managed services offering. Anthony will sit on the Group Executive Committee and will be based in the company’s London office.
“We are delighted to have Anthony join Custom Connect”, said Jan Willem Meijer, CEO and Co-Owner of Custom Connect. “Anthony has a phenomenal pedigree combined with industry- wide respect and we have no doubt that his expertise in technology and managed services within financial services will be of tremendous value to Custom Connect, our customers and our partners globally.”
Olav van Doorn, Co-Owner of Custom Connect continued, “We believe the addition of Anthony to our team will help develop our fast-growing company into the mature global operation that is expected of a vendor-neutral provider like us. Anthony will be a tremendous asset for our firm.”
Kingsnorth worked for a number of investment banks before moving to Fixnetix, a global provider of front office outsourcing solutions, where he served as Chief Operating Officer for Fixnetix and built the company’s managed services proposition. Prior to that he worked at ING Barings, JPMorgan Chase and Lehman Brothers, where he led the EMEA Production Services team.
Hugh Hughes, Chief Executive of Fixnetix, said, “Over the past six years Anthony played an instrumental role in growing the managed services component of Fixnetix and directly influenced our success in this area. We wish Anthony the best of luck and look forward to the continuation of our existing global partnership with Custom Connect.”
Kingsnorth concluded, “Joining Custom Connect is tremendously exciting, especially at a time of such phenomenal growth. Having worked with Custom Connect directly, I have experienced first hand the professionalism, level of focus and clear strategy centred around its market leading solutions and customer service. I intend to take this core belief to help develop the company and to implement this mentality across new service offerings as we continue to expand globally.”
About Custom Connect
Custom Connect is a global managed service provider of carrier neutral and microwave connectivity services. Its carrier-neutral approach ensures customers are provided reliable, integrated connectivity through a single point of contact. This lowers costs, improves network management, helps consolidate support and simplifies sourcing.
Its specialism in developing and implementing low-latency networks, tailored to customer requirements, has made it a specialist in time-sensitive industries.
Its custom-built solutions vary from private dark fibre, wavelength, Ethernet and IP networks to more specialist connectivity options like bespoke microwave and millimeter wave. For multinational organisations with complex infrastructure challenges, Custom Connect offers fully managed multi-site connectivity services, which includes site-to-site networking, local and centralised IP services, co-location services and data centre connectivity. Every client receives dedicated project management and 24×7 support.
Its customers include the Fortune 500/FTSE100, High-Frequency Trading Desks, banks, ISPs, premium retail brands, media and others. Its headquarters is in Amersfoort, Netherlands and its UK operations are located in the City of London.
For more information, please visit www.custom-connect.net
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