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Meet some of the Ciena Colt account team who are pleased to work with Colt on a daily basis.
Job Role at Ciena: GM, Colt Strategic Alliance, Tel: +44 7825 174743, Hometown: East London, originally from Glasgow, Hobbies: when not keeping myself busy with Colt, my hobbies include music: in normal times, you’ll find me playing rhythm guitar with west London’s “finest 80’s covers band” on a Saturday night.
Fitness – Running, cycling and swimming. I hope to complete my first triathlon in 2021! I’m also an enthusiastic cook and spend a lot of time reading, particularly science, history, biography and literature, A great weekend is: Parkrun, playing a Saturday night gig, cycling and Sunday dinner with family.
Job Role at Ciena: Consultant, Regional Sales, Tel: +33 172 448606, I joined Ciena in 2004 to work on large accounts such as France Telecom. I then opened the Ciena Middle East Office in 2007 with a core team focusing on Etisalat, UAE Army and local submarine cables. Returning to France, I worked within the newly created Enterprise Division for 3 years, then moved to the Pan-European team. I have now enjoyed working with Colt for the last 3 years, Hobbies: me and my family love travelling and trekking, we have enjoyed several trips to Japan, particularly the Kumano Kodo, as well as Cambodia, Vietnam, China, India, Canada and many parts of Europe.
Job Role at Ciena: Director, Global Carrier Sales, Tel: +44 7775 407995, Hometown: I live just on the edge of Salisbury plain in a village called All Cannings, not far from Stonehenge, The Roman city of Bath and the (much nicer) ancient stone circle at Avebury, Hobbies: I manage a junior Cricket team for our local club and enjoy Sports Photography. I also love spending time in the mountains and given the chance, skiing and off-piste snowboarding, A great weekend is: spending time with my family…. or maybe snowboarding in Chamonix followed by a beer and Tartiflette!
Job Role at Ciena: Consultant, Field Systems Engineering, Tel: +44 207 012 5505
Job Role at Ciena: Consultant, Field Systems Engineering, Tel: +91 124 6254747, A great weekend is: In my free time I enjoy spending time with my kids and getting together with family and friends. I also enjoy all genres of live music, and playing cricket & volleyball.
Job Role at Ciena: Commercial Manager, Tel: +44 207 012 5614, Hometown: I was born in Italy, in the beautiful island of Sardinia. I moved to the UK to study, and then I have proudly made my home here in England... despite the weather! I moved to Ciena from Nortel, and I’m proud to be part of the Ciena family, A great weekend is: When not busy working on exciting Colt projects, I like to travel with my family (I loved Sri Lanka for its beauty, culture, people and food), and go on walks in the Hertfordshire countryside. And I do like doing a bit of Karaoke with my friends, even if it is more enthusiasm than talent!
Job Role at Ciena: Senior Paralegal Associate, Tel: +44 207 012 5558, Hometown: originally from Portsmouth – Play Up Pompey!! Now South East London, Hobbies: I love to read and my favourite topics include history, biographies and murder mystery. It is always a pleasure to try out different cuisines and gins. I love to sing my heart out at Karaoke. I also love walking in the countryside, A great weekend is: catching up with family and friends over great pub food or a new-found restaurant, and starting my next great read!
Job Role at Ciena: Systems Engineering Manager, Hometown: Caterham, Surrey, Hobbies: Arsenal Football Club, trading the markets, bedroom deejaying, reading comic books (still).A great weekend is...Arsenal winning, the AV system at church holding up and time with the family.
Job Role at Ciena: Senior Consultant, Sales, Asia-Pac Region, Tel: +81 90 2419 6352, Hometown: Tokyo, Japan, Hobbies: cooking and drinking. I will treat you to delicious Tempura and dry Japanese Sake when you visit Japan!, A great weekend is: to go to the gym to work out and to enjoy dinner with family.
Job Role at Ciena: Territory Services Director, Tel: +44 776 8277964
Job Role at Ciena: Sales Enablement & Go To Market, Tel: +44 7464 647526, Hometown: West London, but a New Yorker at heart!, Hobbies: as a lifelong athlete, I have not been able to hang up my cleats and I play in two football (soccer) leagues. Thanks to the current situation I have also taken up knitting! I also have a dog which I over-exercise in Battersea Park to make up for the extra treats he and I have been getting since working from home, A great weekend is: anything including nature or being outside. Winning my football match, a run in the park or a walk in the mountains. Me nowhere near an oven and having some yummy take-out!
Job Role at Ciena: Customer Services Manager, Tel: +44 207 0118528, A great weekend is: Various activities with family and friends keep me busy when I’m not working with the Colt Team. I love to travel too, when I can! Horse Riding is a favourite activity and I have owned a horse for over 20 years, but I no longer compete. Other activities I enjoy are cycling and tennis - albeit I’m somewhat rusty at the latter now! Documentaries on most subjects also keep my interest as does getting down to reading captivating fiction novels.
Job Role at Ciena: Associate Systems Engineer, Tel: +44 7554 809476, Hometown: Currently living in Watford, Hertfordshire, Hobbies: I enjoy cooking and discovering new recipes, travelling, trekking, teaching dance (salsa) and I love music, A great weekend is: When I’m away from work I like to occupy myself by trying something new: I recently volunteered for community services and I also have an on-going interest in interior design which keeps me busy on the weekends whilst also spending time with family.
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