Spectrum Global Solutions Inc. (the "Company" or "Spectrum") (OTCQB: SGSI), announced today that High Wire Networks Inc. ("High Wire"), a leading global technology systems integrator and managed cybersecurity solutions provider, has tapped Don Schmidt, a 35-year global sales and operations executive, to lead the Technology Solutions business unit as Executive Vice President, overseeing the combined SGSI and High Wire Sales team.
In his new role, Schmidt will focus on growing current strategic partnerships and developing new partnerships with technology organizations that need reliable, innovative, and cost-effective human capital management services. Schmidt's first key objective will be to align the sales team toward a single go-to-market strategy to deliver the full suite of High Wire services, including staffing solutions (from on-demand onsite technicians to full-time staff augmentation), managed cybersecurity marketplace, and national commercial and industrial electrical services. Alignment is expected to optimize the company's growth while also providing additional capabilities for High Wire partners to offer their clients.
"Over the years working with Don as a High Wire partner, I've had the opportunity to get to know him and see firsthand how he has exceeded sales quotas and retained key customer relationships," said Mark Porter, President and CEO at High Wire. "I highly respect his work ethic and experience, and firmly believe that his extensive understanding of our business customer's challenges provides great value to the strategic growth of our company."
Since 2001, High Wire Networks has been delivering technical expertise, award-winning software solution, a range of white glove services, and a global workforce to take the complexity out of deploying, managing, and maintaining technology solutions around the globe.
Schmidt comes to High Wire after a combined 35 years at Black Box Corporation, a High Wire client. Most recently, Schmidt was Senior Director of Strategic and Global Client Solutions, where he managed multiple international P&Ls and led a team of more than 250 global employees. While there, his team saw 60 percent revenue growth with a 13 percent improvement in gross margin.
"For more than 20 years, High Wire has been delivering an easy-to-engage process, layered with subject matter expertise that is efficient and cost-effective," said Schmidt. "As a customer, I was always impressed by High Wire's unique differentiators. I am excited to be on the other side as a member of the team, delivering exceptional services supported by experienced solutions architects and more than 200,000 field resources globally."
About High Wire Networks
For 20 years, High Wire Networks has been a trusted partner to VARs, MSPs, distributors, integrators, manufacturers and telecom providers by enabling them to minimize overhead while extending delivery capabilities around the world. Our flexible workforce delivers vendor-agnostic technical field, professional and security services in more than 180 countries. Our services include design, installation, configuration and support for unified communications, wired and wireless networks, cabling and infrastructure, and electrical systems. Our new Overwatch Managed Security Platform-as-a-Service enables our partners to deliver comprehensive cybersecurity that's easy to sell and easy to buy for an affordable monthly subscription. We also offer a variety of on-demand, rapid-response solutions with service levels ranging from two hours to the next business day for onsite break-fix and remote technical support. With High Wire Networks, partners Get Work Done. Learn more at http://www.highwirenetworks.com.