Internap Appoints Industry Vet Pete Bell as Senior VP of Global Sales

Internap, a global provider of Infrastructure-as-a Service (IaaS) hosting solutions, has appointed Pete Bell as senior vice president of global sales. Most recently, Bell served as vice president and general manager of global solutions at NTT Communications.

internap-cloudIn his new role, Pete Bell will oversee Internap’s worldwide sales organization in driving new business opportunities and accelerating adoption of Internap‘s performance-optimized hybrid cloud, hosting and colocation services.

With more than 25 years of sales leadership experience, Bell brings a versatile record of creating profitable growth and building and energizing global sales teams to deliver cloud hosting infrastructure and communications solutions throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

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During his time with NTT Communications, he led the North American sales organization in securing high-growth enterprise customers for NTT’s cloud, colocation and managed services.

Before NTT, Pete Bell served as Global Crossing‘s senior vice president of their global partner program, where he led the GPP team in delivering IP and Ethernet-based infrastructure to multinational corporations around the world, increasing the sales pipeline by more than 30 percent. Prior to this, he was vice president of sales at BT Global Services, driving sales of IT and application-based networking solutions throughout the U.S. and Canada.

cloud-hosting-internap“Over the past several years, Internap has invested in building out one of the industry’s most diverse hybrid infrastructure portfolios on top of its high-performance network solutions,” said Pete Bell. “As a result, our global sales organization is able to offer a full range of infrastructure services, supported by our patented, route-optimized IP connectivity, that can uniquely address the needs of performance-intensive Internet applications and workloads. I look forward to leading the team in helping customers match their specific requirements with the best-fit infrastructure.”

Pete Bell also served as senior vice president of sales at WilTel Communications – which was acquired by Level 3 Communications – where he managed a team of more than 300 for its enterprise and infrastructure sales channels. Bell began his career in international sales at Cable & Wireless, where he spent more than a decade in sales management and market development roles in the U.S., U.K. and Hong Kong.