October 27, 2015
Acertitude Recruits John Trodden as SVP of Sales for Axiom Fiber Networks
Recognized sales leader to guide telecom firm's sales strategy and function
New York, NY, October 27, 2015 – John E. Trodden, Jr., has been named Senior Vice President of Sales for Axiom Fiber Networks, the rapidly growing provider of telecommunications infrastructure services to carriers and enterprise customers in the New York metropolitan area. In this role, Trodden will build and direct the sales team and distribution channels needed to support Axiom’s development of an extensive high-density fiber optic network and supporting services that meet the expanding needs of New York-area carriers and other customers.
Axiom offers dark fiber and custom networking solutions over its wholly-owned network, with a focus on creating the best customer experience from sale, through implementation, to ongoing service life-cycle management.
“We are building a company that offers the New York area more than the best in networking infrastructure,” said Felipe J. Alvarez, chief executive officer of Axiom. “Our business philosophy is based on offering efficient solutions with flexible business terms, delivered with speed, simplicity, and confidence. John will be a driving force in helping us get that value offering across to everyone who stands to benefit from what we deliver. He is exactly the kind of experienced, dynamic leader we need for that assignment – and a perfect fit with the rest of the Axiom team.”
Trodden, who has an extensive record of senior sales and management positions within the communications industry, will build both a sales strategy for Axiom and the sales function needed to implement it. He also will be called upon to serve as a member of the senior Axiom management team, working with his colleagues to establish Axiom as the preferred provider of networking services across the New York area.
“This is an exciting chance for me to take what I’ve learned over the past two decades in telecommunications sales and management, and apply it on behalf of a great company providing New York with one of its most valuable assets in our digital age,” Trodden said. “Our customers must have a great telecommunications infrastructure to thrive, and I plan on making sure they know Axiom is their best choice to provide it.”
After beginning his career with Sprint Communications, Trodden held senior sales and general management positions for Windstream (formerly PAETEC Communications) and AT&T, primarily in the New York area. His individual and sales-team performance, coupled with his ability to develop long-term relationships with leading global customers, earned him numerous awards and recognition, as well as steady career advancement. Throughout his career, he has consistently created and developed sales teams that increased sales revenues and growth rates. In his new post, he will operate from Axiom’s New York City office, and report directly to Alvarez.
“This is an excellent opportunity for John to do what he does so well, which is build something exceptional from the ground up,” said Vicki Devlin, partner at Acertitude. “His entire career has been marked by developing both great sales teams and great salespeople. He knows what it takes to sell, and to deliver real customer service, and to develop the kind of trust-based relationships that are so important in this industry. He is going to do very, very well in this new role.”
“Acertitude is re-imagining traditional approaches to executive search,” Devlin said. “It’s not enough just to write a job spec and generate a list of candidates. We have to dig deep to know all the criteria for success – such things as what the organization’s strategic and performance goals are, how to define the leadership needs, and exactly what mix of skills, experience and attributes will fit that position perfectly. That was our focus with John and Axiom, and we believe the match enables both to thrive.”
About Axiom Fiber Networks
Axiom Fiber Networks provides telecommunications infrastructure services over its fiber network to carriers and enterprise customers in the greater NYC Metropolitan region. We offer dark fiber and custom networking solutions, focused on creating the best customer experience from sale through implementation, and ongoing service life-cycle management. Our business philosophy is based on offering operationally efficient solutions with flexible business terms, and delivered with speed, simplicity, and confidence. For more information, please visit www.axiomfiber.com