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EarthLink Hires Former XO Channel Exec

A former channel executive for XO Communications has joined EarthLink Inc. in a similar capacity.

EarthLink Business' Sherri TurpinSherri Turpin now serves as vice president of channel strategy for EarthLink; she reports to J.R. Cook, vice president of channel partner sales for EarthLink Business. Coming from XO, where she worked as national director of partner sales, Turpin is a familiar face to agents.

Sherris new position at EarthLink Business will create a very exciting synergy,” said Geoff Shepstone, president of master agency Telecom Brokerage Inc. She is a trusted asset to the channel, and her understanding of the channel aligns well with the forward-thinking style of the EarthLink Business team.”

Brad Miehl, president and CEO of master agency MicroCorp, agreed.

Sherri is a very strategic-thinking executive who is innovative [and] charismatic,” he said. Adding her to the already incredible team at EarthLink Business clearly strengthens its value proposition to the partner channel.”

Turpin works out of EarthLinks Dallas office. She will focus on implementing programs for the service providers master agents, and shell guide those partners through the launch of new EarthLink Business products later this year.

Adding Sherri to our team is a direct reflection of our commitment to making EarthLink Business the dominant nationwide partner to this channel,” said Cook. We are extremely excited to have someone of her talent and experience join the EarthLink family.”

EarthLink specializes in MPLS-based, managed IP services for SMBs, enterprises and consumers. It recently changed its agent agreements, and partners are saying the terms are fair.


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