Former Computacenter UK managing director Simon Walsh - who resigned his post in November in order to take his career in a new direction - will take up the role of executive vice president of managed networking services provider Colt's Enterprise business in February.
In his new role, Walsh will take charge of expanding the fast-growing firm's integrated networking, IT and comms services business, with a particular emphasis on its enterprise cloud strategy.
Colt, which provides an integrated network and IT services proposition in the UK and Europe through its own 25,000 km network and a stable of 19 data centres, already claims 3,000 enterprise customers.
"Simon is a significant figure in the IT industry and demonstrates our commitment and focus on offering enterprises a unique and integrated IT experience," said Colt CEO Rakesh Bhasin.
"He brings a wealth of experience to our senior leadership team and a proven track record in business transformation," he added.
Walsh was previously linked to a high-profile position in telecoms and networking by sources in the recruitment sector, although shortly after his resignation from Computacenter he told MicroScope he was "attracted to the prospect" of working in a private equity environment.