Hosted UC provider PanTerra Networks, Sunnyvale, Calif., announced that Gene “Skip" Lane, a 26-year veteran of the competitive telecom market, has been appointed executive vice president of sales and marketing. In this role, Lane will have oversight of PanTerra’s indirect sales channel.
Lane comes to his new post from Revenue Velocity, a boutique communications consulting firm servicing telecom, software and wireless technology companies. Previously, he was senior vice president of sales and business development for IP communications provider Intelliverse. He also served as CEO of several companies, including IP provider Razor IP, CLEC Direct Line Communications and CLEC Network One. Lane also spent more than eight years with Cable & Wireless N.A., where he built an indirect channel division to more than $20 million.
“Skip’s superb attention to developing growth through direct, indirect and wholesale channels, coupled with his deep networking contacts, are sure to result in rapid sales growth and increasing shareholder value," said PanTerra CEO Arthur Chang. “Skip has had his finger on the pulse of cutting-edge technology in the digital communications world for more than 25 years. He is definitely the right person to take on this executive level sales and marketing role. Skip gets results."
PanTerra offers WorldSmart, a UC service integrates voice, fax, chat and email with presence and web collaboration. WorldSmart integrates with business SaaS applications like Salesforce.com.