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Custom Connect, the leading provider of global carrier neutral connectivity and high performance network solutions, announced today a new office located in the City of London. This is the third location for the company whose global headquarters are in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Heading the UK office is Gareth Richardson, who joins to lead UK Sales as General Manager and Director of Custom Connect Ventures UK Ltd, a subsidiary of Custom Connect International. Gareth’s sales management career spans seventeen years, he joins the company from Interactive Data 7ticks. Previously he has worked for Fixnetix, Logicalis and with HP, Cisco and IBM. Gareth reports to Jan Willem Meijer, Global Director of Sales and Co-Founder, Custom Connect B.V, who says:

“We have a significant number of customers in the UK, particularly in London. Our new office in the heart of the City will help us better support and grow these customers with the advantage of local knowledge and staff. With experience of providing solutions to the financial trading, enterprise and commercial sectors, Gareth is ideally placed to spearhead our UK efforts.”

Custom Connect
Custom Connect

Olav van Doorn, Global Operations Director and Co-Founder, Custom Connect, adds:
“When clients commit mission critical networks and processes to Custom Connect they need to speak with trusted advisors who can help architect a solution for today and be there when requirements change tomorrow. At Custom Connect we have a strong commitment to our clients and provide professionals who can adhere to these core values. Gareth’s appointment and the creation of a UK sales, support and operations team helps us build on our already substantial UK client base.”

Gareth Richardson, General Manager, Custom Connect, says:
“I enjoyed working with Custom Connect as a partner for two years and was particularly impressed with their innovative approach to customer solutions, services and problem-solving capabilities. I am thrilled to be on board. Custom Connect provides the perfect opportunity for me to focus my ambitions. It is a young, innovative and dynamic business with lots of energy. It’s a real honour to be working alongside Jan, Olav and the management team. I am looking forward to driving our business growth in the UK.”

Custom Connect provides carrier-neutral network solutions sourced from over 1500 global and local providers. Delivered via a single contract and supported by a dedicated 24×7 Network Operations Centre. Clients benefit from dedicated support and account management teams that simplify the supply of a complex and business critical service.  With the new City office the company remains focused on delivering solutions into Financial Services including Trading and HFT, Enterprise and Commercial verticals.

About Custom Connect
Custom Connect (www.custom-connect.net) is a global reseller of high-performance network solutions. Custom Connect’s services offer carrier-neutral, reliable and integrated connectivity while simplifying network management, support and sourcing through a single point-of-contact. Specialising in the design, delivery and support of bespoke low-latency networks, Custom Connect provides Dark Fibre, Wavelengths, Ethernet, IP, Microwaves and colocation services. Custom Connect’s customer base consists of Fortune 500 companies, High-Frequency Trading Desks, ISPs, Banks and Publishers.