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EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America, has appointed Nicholas Collins as Chief Commercial Officer.

Collins is the latest in a series of senior executive appointments made by EXA as it further strengthens its senior leadership team. In this new role, he will be responsible for leading all go-to-market domains aimed at serving EXA customers. He brings more than 20 years’ experience in international telecoms, and a strong track-record in leading growth businesses and delivering on transformational change focused on the customer experience.

Prior to joining EXA, he held a number of executive and leadership roles at Telstra. Most recently, he was president and managing director of Telstra’s business in the Americas region, based in the United States. He was previously based in Hong Kong and led the business operations group for Telstra’s $6 billion enterprise sales division that operated across 22 countries.

“Making EXA extremely easy to do business is one of the pillars of our growth strategy,” said Martijn Blanken, Chief Executive Officer of EXA Infrastructure. “Nick will lead our charge in ensuring we are in lock-step with what our customers need from a digital infrastructure partner as their data needs continue to increase and diversify. Nick has formidable go-to-market and operational leadership experience in this industry and is highly regarded for the way he builds organizational culture that revolves around the customer, and delivers on bold and ambitious growth plans. I couldn’t be happier to be welcoming Nick to the EXA team.”

“I am excited to be joining the EXA team at such a pivotal moment. EXA already stands out for its infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America, yet the customer-focused mission, growth ambition, and the enormously talented team at EXA is what will make us more compelling and distinctive as we move forward”, said Nicholas Collins. “We want to be the company in this industry that sets a new high-bar for customer experience and partnerships’’.