Industry Icons Collins & Carpenter Join SmartCIC’s Global Charge

SmartCIC has recently enhanced its global sales team with the appointment of two seasoned professionals, Clint Collins and Matt Carpenter. These strategic hires are set to bolster the company’s growth initiatives in 2024, focusing on expanding sales activities worldwide. Collins and Carpenter are tasked with fostering relationships with carrier partners to address the increasing enterprise demand for comprehensive solutions that blend both local and global connectivity with robust field services.

Clint Collins, with an impressive 30-year background in the telecom industry, has held significant roles, including a 13-year tenure at Epsilon Telecommunications as the Regional Director, Sales MEA. His experience spans companies like Liquid Telecom and Alpha Telecom. Matt Carpenter, bringing over 25 years of expertise, has previously served as a Director at BlueDeer Technologies Ltd and Head of Broadband Networks for Cherry & White. His career also includes positions at Colt Technologies and Globalgig.

Toby Forman, CEO of SmartCIC, commended the hiring of Collins and Carpenter, noting their profound industry experience and their alignment with the company’s commitment to long-term relationships and consultative approaches. Forman emphasized the increasing market demand for SmartCIC’s connectivity and field services, highlighting the company’s continuous team expansion throughout 2024.

SmartCIC’s innovative ‘through the line’ model uniquely integrates connectivity with comprehensive field services, engineering, and hands-on deployments. This approach not only offers customers cost efficiency and enhanced performance but also allows them greater control over their connectivity solutions. The model is designed to assist carriers in achieving higher margins, adapting to evolving enterprise needs, and securing larger, more lucrative contracts.

Collins expressed enthusiasm about joining SmartCIC, acknowledging the company’s innovative and dynamic nature in the telecom sector. He emphasized his commitment to contributing to SmartCIC’s expansion and delivering an expanded range of services globally. Carpenter also highlighted SmartCIC’s rapid deployment capabilities and adaptability, which provide clients with competitive advantages, especially in new markets.

Throughout 2023, SmartCIC has been strategically expanding its team and capabilities, preparing for a significant growth phase in 2024. This expansion included the appointment of Chris Harper as a Strategic Board Advisor in May, partnerships with Telecom Management Resources, the launch of a global logistics solution, and initiating a CSR effort with the Maxim Nyansa Foundation to empower African women in IT careers. SmartCIC’s extensive network, encompassing over 1,000 carriers and 25,000 field engineers, positions it as a preferred partner for complex cross-border IT projects, combining agility, technical proficiency, and local language support.

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