Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, today announced the appointment of Mark Russell as Managing Director of GCX International, while continuing as President of Europe. Mr. Russell will be responsible for leading the company’s global sales across all segments, ensuring that all GCX regions are strategically aligned and tracking towards new growth and development.
With more than 25 years of telecom and technology experience, Mr. Russell joined GCX in 2015 as President of Europe, where he has been instrumental in building the company’s capabilities as well as driving organic and inorganic growth across GCX’s European footprint.
“Over the past year, Mark has demonstrated strong leadership and commitment in growing our European business to new heights," said Bill Barney, CEO, Reliance Communications and Global Cloud Xchange. “We are confident that in his expanded role, Mark will lead our global business into a new era of strategic growth and expansion.”
With an extensive telecom experience, Mr. Russell was previously at NetApp where he assisted with the Global Accounts based out of London, where he oversaw the doubled revenues in his first year and achieved top vendor award from HSBC against all their other global vendors. Prior to NetApp, he 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.
Mr. Russell also spent 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.
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.