Pulsant powers edge and growth strategy with significant new C-level appointment
New Chief Commercial Officer Mark Turner has substantial pan-European experience and an outstanding track record across cloud and infrastructure
Maidenhead, UK – 8th December 2022: UK-based digital edge infrastructure provider Pulsant, has made a significant move to power its growth strategy with the appointment of the highly-accomplished Mark Turner as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).
In his new role, Turner will lead the sales, commercial and solution consulting teams at Pulsant, spearheading initiatives that accelerate the significant momentum in hybrid cloud and edge computing built up by the company in 2022.
Turner has an outstanding track record in senior management roles across cloud, infrastructure and data centres, at Claranet, T-Systems International, and MCI. He has lead sales and commercial go-to-market strategies in infrastructure, data centres and cloud – boosting adoption of rapidly evolving technology to help customers maximise digital transformation.
“I’m very excited to be joining Pulsant at a time when UK demand for edge computing, hybrid cloud services and colocation is taking off in a big way. The edge computing opportunity is huge,” said Turner. “Pulsant has the geographical spread and range of partnerships to deliver hybrid services to customers’ front doors, providing them with the agility and broad spectrum of capabilities they want, from a brand they can trust. I’m going to collaborate with the many highly talented people at Pulsant to drive growth even further and develop the range of opportunities in a highly dynamic market.”
Pulsant CEO Rob Coupland commented: “Mark has a huge amount of experience he will use to capture the massive edge opportunity and build on our successes. I’m looking forward to the new energy and insight he will bring to this role that encompasses sales and related technical solutions teams, enabling us to bring an end-to-end focus to client opportunities delivered through our network of highly connected edge data centres and hybrid cloud platform.”
Turner has more than 20 years’ experience leading teams in sales and delivery across IT services, cloud and managed services. At Claranet he established an entirely new go-to-market strategy around public cloud, achieving sixfold top-line growth by developing a new concept and team, driven by a focus on alliances and partners.
His track record of achievement stretches across data centres, infrastructure, private and public cloud services, outsourcing, service delivery, client management and business development. At Claranet he led the cloud business unit – a team skilled in supporting all types of transition to modern, agile infrastructure, focusing on flexibility and high quality. At T-Systems International, part of Deutsche Telekom, Turner led global sales for the €2bn cloud and data centre infrastructure business.
Turner’s appointment follows Ben Cranham’s appointment as Chief Operating Officer in October and a series of strategic investments in Pulsant’s edge platform, including the acquisition of two data centres in Manchester and Reading and most recently the launch of Pulsant Cloud and PulsantFlex.
Pulsant is a digital edge infrastructure company that provides colocation, cloud and connectivity services to UK businesses. Regional enterprises and service providers use Pulsant’s edge infrastructure platform to build, connect and deploy the applications they need to innovate and grow.
The platform is underpinned by Pulsant’s network of 12 strategically located edge data centres, interconnected through a low latency network fabric delivering access to cloud, connectivity and compute services across the UK and beyond. The platform puts 95% of the UK population within reach of businesses seeking to deploy new edge applications, or securely extend hybrid infrastructure in order to improve performance.
Established in 1995, Pulsant has over 27 years of experience working with organisations to achieve their digital ambitions. Pulsant has more than 1,500 clients and holds multiple accreditations, including ISO27001 and PCI DSS. https://www.pulsant.com/