Connectbase, The Industry Cloud for Connectivity, has recently announced the appointment of Edison Smith as the Vice President of Sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). With an impressive 20-year track record in global commercial leadership, Smith specializes in high-growth disruptive tech companies. His main focus in this new role will be to drive growth across the EMEA region.
CEO of Connectbase, Ben Edmond, expressed his enthusiasm about the new addition to the team, stating, “Connectbase is thrilled to have Edison join our team and contribute to our global expansion serving Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. His experience working with growing brands in the industry supports our mission and makes Edison a great asset to our customers and partners across the globe.”
Before joining Connectbase, Smith held the position of Vice President of Business Development at Telnyx, where he led the company’s international market entrance and built its European sales organization. He also held sales leadership roles at PacketFabric, Cloudscene, and Megaport, where he played a critical role in building the original customer ecosystem across the APAC and EMEA regions.
Edison Smith shared his thoughts on the new role, saying, “Connectbase has built an enviable reputation as the leading global connectivity marketplace and location and network intelligence provider in the U.S. I was drawn to the way they demonstrate a deep understanding of our industry’s problems and apply practical solutions to fix them. I’m excited to bring this technology to the global market and play a part in revolutionizing the way companies buy and sell connectivity.”
Based in Amsterdam, Smith will report to Jezzibell Gilmore, CCO of Connectbase. Smith’s appointment comes during a period of significant international growth for Connectbase, following the recent acquisition of London-based access quoting solution provider LastMileXchange (LMX).