SECURE CONNECTIVITY provider CSL has announced the appointment of Steven Robertson as the company’s new Chief Technical Officer. At the same time, the business also welcomes Luke Collard in the role of regional sales manager.
Robertson (pictured) has over 25 years’ experience gained in technology leadership roles across a broad range of industry sectors, among them telecoms, Internet security, Fintech and legal technology.
Throughout his career, Robertson has managed engineering and operations organisations responsible for large-scale, highly secure Software-as-a-Service platforms. Most recently, he was CTO at Rimilia (acquired by BlackLine) and, prior to that role, served as CTO of HighQ (acquired by Thomson Reuters). Robertson helped to transform each organisation and support successful strategic acquisitions.
Focusing on his new position at CSL, Robertson commented: “I’m delighted to be joining CSL as the company embarks on its next stage of growth. It’s tremendously exciting to be a part of what is a fast-growing and innovative business. I’m very much looking forward to imparting my extensive knowledge and industry experience to the team and helping the company to continue with its ongoing expansion.”
Ed Heale, CSL’s CEO, added: “Steven joins us with a wealth of technical and management, experience all of which is relevant to our current stage of growth and our future trajectory. I’m thrilled to have Steven on board with us and wish him every success with his career at CSL.”
CSL is also delighted to announce the appointment of Luke Collard as regional sales manager. A security specialist, Collard joins from his previous role as a senior account manager at Stanley Security.
During his four years at Stanley, Collard was responsible for a portfolio of customers from across the south of the UK, gaining a wealth of knowledge in systems and integration along the way.
Prior to this, Collard served as a police officer for the Metropolitan Police Service based in South London where he gained valuable insight into blue light services and the supporting roles played out between private and public security. Joining CSL’s UK sales team, Collard will now be covering London and the South East region.
In conversation with Security Matters, Collard observed: “I’m excited to start my new role with CSL and look after our current portfolio of installers across London and the South East region. My previous role at Stanley Security has given me a great understanding of the security and fire sectors and the practices of installers. I also feel my previous work with the Metropolitan Police Service will be very helpful when it comes to understanding the requirements and challenges facing the industry as we move into the future of alarm signalling.”
John Coleman, CSL’s head of sales for the UK and Ireland, responded: “We’re delighted to formally announce Luke’s appointment. He has a firm footing within the security and fire sectors and is excited about translating his general account management skills to our growing business sectors of SIMs and routers.”
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