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CLOUD PARTNERS — Cbeyond Inc. (Booth 414) has hired Joey Penick as its new director of channel marketing.
Penick comes to Cbeyond from Verizon Enterprise Solutions, where he led vertical marketing strategies across Fortune 500 companies. At Cbeyond, Penick is charged with overseeing indirect and partner-based marketing that expands the cloud service provider's distribution channels, builds customer value and increases business performance.
Penick holds more than 17 years of global business experience in the marketing field. In addition to Verizon Enterprise Solutions, he has worked for companies including Cypress Communications and MCI Communications.
Penick is a member of the Strategic Alliance Association and the Technology Association of Georgia. He completed the Professional Development Certification Program for Advanced Negotiations at the University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business and holds a Lean Six Sigma & Project Management Professional Development Certification. He earned an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Penick reports to Zane Long, Cbeyond's vice president of indirect sales, and is based in Atlanta.