Intelisys Names Ribas as VP of Business Development

Master agency Intelisys Communications Inc. announced Tuesday it has named
Rick Ribas as vice president of business development a new role for the

Ribas, a former executive of a rival maser agency, will develop
and lead a strategic function  to facilitate the companys growth into new
markets, deliver unique revenue opportunities to Intelisys sales partners, and
evaluate prospective mergers and acquisitions for the company.

Ribas will report directly to Jay Bradley, president of
Telecom Services, and will be based in Connecticut.

Ribas most recently worked for master agency PlanetOne Communications Inc.,
in roles such as  executive vice president and COO. He left the company earlier
this year.

Prior to joining PlanetOne in fall 2001, Ribas was director
of alternate channel sales for OneStar Communications (OneStarLD), after
selling his own master agency, Online Communications, to OneStar. Online
Communications was founded in 1987 and was Ribas foray into the telecom
channel. Ribas also opened and managed six Bell Atlantic/Verizon co-branded
wireless stores.

Intelisys unique formula is based on a genuine and
deep-seated belief that their success is not about them, but about their
partners,” Ribas said in a press statement. It is a great approach to business
and I am grateful to play a part in the success of our partners.”

As part of this newly created business development function,
Ribas will focus on the creation of new business partnerships in addition to
providing an executive overlay function designed to enhance the performance of
existing Intelisys organizations in sales, partner support and supplier


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