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Horizon Telecom intensifies investment in growth and strengthens team with 4 commercial heavyweights at the start of 2024

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February 6, 2024
Horizon Telecom intensifies investment in growth and strengthens team with 4 commercial heavyweights at the start of 2024

Ede, January 19, 2024 – To accelerate growth in Europe, Horizon Telecom is expanding its commercial organization at the beginning of the year by adding four talented sales professionals. Madelène Klaasen Bos has been appointed as Senior Operational Sales Manager effective January 1, while Gert Jan den Boer and Marijn van Lijf have joined as Senior Sales Consultants on the same date. Jeffrey van Vliet will also join as a Senior Sales Consultant on February 1. This reinforcement comes at a crucial moment for Horizon Telecom, which announced its targeted growth acceleration in early January 2024.

Growth and Customer Focus
In the coming years, Horizon Telecom is rapidly expanding its international reach. This is why the company is expanding its commercial organization right at the beginning of 2024. The proven effective approach of Horizon Telecom to simplify the acquisition of international telecommunications solutions such as Global Voice, Global Internet, and Security is successful and is the reason for accelerating growth and expanding the commercial organization with four new colleagues.

Madelène Klaasen Bos:
Madelène is a seasoned professional in leading dynamic commercial teams for customer success. With over 30 years of experience in the ICT sector with companies like BT, Capgemini, and Avanade, Madelène brings a wealth of experience to her role as Senior Operational Sales Manager. Her expertise in performance and process optimization, along with her talent and enthusiasm for building effective relationships, make her a pragmatic and positive force to simplify complex matters and delight customers.

Gert Jan den Boer:
In his role as Senior Sales Consultant, Gert Jan den Boer adds a wealth of experience and passion for the sector to the sales team. With approximately 25 years of international experience in the industry, having worked at NTT, Colt, Orange, and Telefónica, Gert Jan’s determination to strengthen customer relationships and exceed customer expectations with solutions makes him a valuable addition to the passionate Horizon Telecom team.

Marijn van Lijf:
Marijn takes on the role of Senior Sales Consultant, bringing extensive commercial skills to Horizon Telecom from around 30 years of international sales experience in the commercial domain and the sector. He has previously been successful as a sales executive at companies such as Verizon, Inmarsat, Logica CMG, and CGI. His vast experience and enthusiastic dedication to delighting customers make him the best choice for Horizon Telecom. His focus on delivering the best customer experience will help our customers maximize their telecommunications potential.

Jeffrey van Vliet:
Starting on February 1, Jeffrey van Vliet joins Horizon Telecom as a Senior Sales Consultant. With over 25 years of international telecom experience, including roles at Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile, Tele2, and Teleplan, he globally managed the mobility strategy of internationally listed clients. His positive energy, experience, and dedication will contribute to the growth of our impressive NPS of 51.

Vision for the Future
Melvin Jellesma, CEO of Horizon Telecom: “I am thrilled with the expansion of our commercial firepower. With these heavyweights, we are investing proactively in our ambitious plans and ensuring that we can continue to focus on all new customers and the expansion of our existing customers, who are growing with us internationally.”

Madelène Klaasen Bos, Commercial Operational Lead at Horizon Telecom: “It is a privilege to join the passionate team at Horizon Telecom, and I look forward to growing the business with a complete focus on our customers and our people.”

Jan Willem Behrens, Sales Director Horizon Telecom: “It is a gift to expand the enthusiastic commercial team with Madelène, Gert Jan, Marijn, and Jeffrey. With their extensive international experience in both the sector and the commercial domain, we significantly strengthen our dedication to customers, ensuring they receive the attention we are eager to provide.”

About Horizon Telecom
Horizon Telecom is an international independent next-generation telecom-as-a-service provider. Established in 2014, Horizon Telecom operates globally in a carrier-neutral manner, and currently orchestrates the mission-critical digital infrastructure of over 200 clients, 24/7.

At Horizon Telecom, customers have the autonomy to select from smart and globally available solutions for communication, connectivity, security, and related professional services. Customers at Horizon Telecom can choose from the offerings of over 1,400 partners with whom the company collaborates globally. Customers get 1 contact, 1 contract, 1 SLA (Service Level Agreement), 1 invoice, regardless of the collaborating parties, and the company supports clients in their own language.

Horizon Telecom is exceptionally committed to a customer-centric approach. With an impressive Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 51, the company significantly outperforms competitors within the sector. Horizon Telecom features its own Network Operating Centre (NOC), a distinctive Global Voice Platform, and an advanced Global Control Portal for clients.

The company exclusively collaborates with technology partners holding the most esteemed Gartner accreditations, and Horizon Telecom has attained the highest premium certifications from leading entities such as Cato Networks, RingCentral, Zscaler, and Vmware.