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California-based telecommunications and cloud master agency Sandler Partners today announced that Eric Beller has joined the company as senior vice president of sales and marketing. In this role, Beller will drive daily interaction with agents and channel managers, and will assume responsibility for the overall management of Sandler Partners' sales and marketing programs.
"Eric's past experiences and fresh perspective will be valuable on many levels," says Alan Sandler, founder and managing partner of Sandler Partners. "I'm thrilled with some of the ideas he already has brought to the table and looking forward to working with him to further empower our agent partners and help them grow their businesses."
“I am a big believer in the role the channel plays within our industry," says Beller. “Having supported it for many years and seeing more and more revenue going toward the channel, I knew the time was right to pursue this opportunity with Sandler Partners. The agent channel delivers so many benefits and reasons why customers should work with us. I am really excited to work with a high-growth, dynamic market leader like Sandler Partners."
Beller has held a number of sales and marketing positions during his 18-year career in the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Sandler Partners, he most recently served as vice president of channel sales at communications provider MegaPath, a partner of Sandler Partners where, according to Dan Foster, president of business markets at MegaPath, he played a a key role in MegaPath’s success.
“Eric did a great job for us over the past three years," Foster said. “We merged three brands in Covad, Speakeasy and MegaPath and he was instrumental in that effort with his leadership and insight. We also experienced excellent growth within the master agent community as a result. I am very excited that he is with one of our top partners in Sandler Partners. As a result, we look forward to developing an even stronger relationship."
Prior to his position at MegaPath, Beller was involved with the development and management of Speakeasy’s partner program.