13th September 2022: Glide Group, a market-leader in utilities and connectivity infrastructure, today announces the appointment of Richard Malizia as Business Sales Director. With over 20 years of experience within the field, having previously worked in the sale of dark fibre, DWDM waves and connectivity in both domestic and global markets, Richard’s role will be to oversee Glide’s sales growth across all business segments, including data centres, wholesale carriers, enterprise, and SME.
Following the appointment, Malizia is aiming to enhance Glide’s 2,000km+ fibre optic network for customer and partner use, and encourage the rapid adoption of Glide’s award-winning FTTP services. As the only managed Wi-Fi provider with its own fibre optic network in the UK, the appointment is set to broaden Glide’s current connectivity provisions, which already offer customers greater control, agility, visibility and capacity.
Malizia’s appointment marks Glide’s continued expansion, and the growing success of its senior sales team. Earlier this year, Danny Wyroll was appointed as Sales Director of Shared Living as well as various senior appointments in the management team. The news also comes soon after Glide’s recent acquisition of Velocity1, a subsidiary company of Quintain.Commenting on his appointment, Richard said: “I’m delighted to be leading as Business Sales Director at Glide. As a key focus, I’ll be sharing Glide’s vision of smart building solutions for high-density public places, industrial parks, and flexible workspace environments. I'm looking forward to engaging new colleagues, clients and partners to share the Glide story of the next generation connected campus and business networks.”