Solution1 Appoints COO

Solution1, the provider of managed network services, VoIP and ISP solutions, has announced that it has appointed Karl Wills as their Chief Operating Officer.

Wills will be responsible for creating a first class IT applications environment, process infrastructure and operating platform that will enable Solution1 to enhance their proposition for existing and potential customers whilst also allowing the company to continue to grow successfully.

Wills brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge from within the IT and Telecommunications sector. Karl was previously CEO of Abacus, an outsourced managed services company that provided billing operations for telecom carriers and resellers. He managed to successfully achieve 300% increase in turnover and profit over four years and was responsible for a management buy out and eventual sale of the company.

Keith Cameron, CEO, Solution1 said: “We want Solution1 to be the best communication service provider in the market. To be the best, we needed to hire the best person to lead the way and are delighted to welcome on board Karl to help us do this. We believe that with his expertise and experience, we will be in good shape to grow successfully over the next few years.”

Prior to managing Abacus, Karl was European Solutions Director and Metapack and COO at Redpack. In the latter job he was in charge of the business strategy, investor presentations and general management, as well as designing and managing systems and business processes. Karl is an Honorary Visiting Fellow at the University of Manchester playing an active role in the strategy department focusing on IT in businesses.

Commenting on his new role Wills said: “This is a fantastic opportunity. The huge impact that Solution1 is making through its phenomenal growth, increasing customer base and excellent partnerships is undeniable. I am excited to be taking the lead in developing the operations strategy at Solution1 to further cement its position in the industry.”

Launched in 2007, Solution1 is a leading communication service provider of managed and hosted network services, VoIP and ISP solutions. Solution1 is quickly establishing itself as a key player in the industry and provides services to the SME market.