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Greg Plum has changed jobs.
The channel veteran moves to collaboration provider SoundConnect from StartMeeting, whose channel he formed. Prior to that, Plum led channel strategy at The Conference Group for 11 years.
Plum now will serve as vice president of channel development for South Carolina-based SoundConnect.
“I am excited to work with the management team of SoundConnect to strengthen their position in the channel," Plum said in a prepared statement. “The convergence of the telecom and IT channels is creating unprecedented opportunities for channel vendors, as well as channel partners."
For example, SoundConnect offers a SaaS platform for Microsoft Lync, plus Google Apps for Business, as well as web, audio and video conferencing, and more. As a result of its Lync specialization, SoundConnect recently launched partner program called Lync-Up Elite that Plum is charged with growing.
"We have a strong channel program in place today with exceptional partners that will prosper under Greg’s direction and guidance," said Tom Sullivan, president of SoundConnect. "Greg's determination in reaching forecasted numbers for his partners is unparalleled. ...We are very excited to have him onboard to meet our current partners and start the recruitment program for new partners."