Keith Stentiford joins Claranet as new UK Sales Director

Key appointment for the company as it diversifies service offering

Managed services provider Claranet has appointed Keith Stentiford as the new Sales Director for its UK business. As a result of the recent acquisitions of LinuxIT and Techgate PLC, Keith will focus on cross-selling services to the expanded customer base and attracting new customers with Claranet’s expanded service portfolio.

Keith joins Claranet with over 20 years’ experience in the managed services industry and a strong track record of driving revenue growth. Before joining Claranet, he was the Senior Regional Sales Director at CenturyLink Technology Solutions, where he successfully oversaw significant increases in revenue. Prior to that, Keith held senior sales positions at a range of ICT-focused companies including Verizon UK, COLT Telecom and AT&T.

As Sales Director, Keith will work closely with Claranet’s Product Management and Operations Teams to ensure that the company can capitalise on new services and sales opportunities and support the entire customer lifecycle, from the initial pre-sales and design processes to in-life management and overall customer experience.

Commenting on Stentiford’s appointment, Michel Robert, Claranet’s UK Managing Director, said:

Keith is a very welcome addition to our senior management team, and brings with him a significant amount of experience in the managed services industry. Our priority is to continue to innovate and improve our services, integrate our acquisitions and ensure that our customers remain at the heart of daily operations. Keith’s track record in sales, leadership skills and business acumen give me every confidence that he is the right candidate to help us achieve this.”

Keith Stentiford, Claranet’s UK Sales Director, added:

Claranet is in a very strong position to provide solutions to many of the ICT issues facing businesses today, and is able to provide a true end-to-end service for its customers. Our recently expanded service portfolio puts us in a strong position to move into new markets and to cross-sell to existing customers. Working alongside Michel and the rest of the team at Claranet, I will work to capitalise on these opportunities to continue to drive the business forward.”