Mitel announced last week that it tapped telecom veteran Tim Gaines as its vice president of sales for the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America.
Gaines is the latest addition to the Americas sales leadership team, which is lead by Joe Vitalone, executive vice president of sales for the Americas. Gaines will have responsibility for direct and indirect channels, including oversight of more than 60 channel managers.
Prior to Mitel, Gaines has held senior management positions at several companies including ShoreTel, where for the last six years he was the Western regional vice president of sales and most recently the vice president of sales North America. Prior to that, Gaines spent five years as senior vice president of sales at Covad Communications (now MegaPath) and, earlier, vice president of Go Beam, which was acquired by Covad. He also spent seven years as a regional director and vice president at PictureTel.