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Channel Partners Announces 2014-2015 Advisory Board

PHOENIX — Channel Partners, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom solutions, announced the members of its 2014-2015 Advisory Board.

Board members serve two-year terms on a staggered cycle so half the members turn over every year. The new members of the board were selected by the current board and Channel Partners staff from more than 100 applicants who responded to a call for board members in June.

Our board represents the range of the converged telecom and IT channels,” said Khali Henderson, editor in chief of Channel Partners. “This year, we’ve continued to expand the board with the addition of more managed and cloud solutions providers and suppliers.”

Board members serve two-year terms on a staggered cycle so half the members turn over every year.

New members include:

  • Vince Bradley, CEO, WTG
  • Ryan Brock, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels, AMI Partners
  • John Convery, Founder and CEO, John Convery Consulting LLC
  • David DeCamillis, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Platte River Networks
  • John Fakhoury, CEO, Framework Communications
  • Aaron Frazier, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, ProcureIT
  • Tina Gravel, Vice President and General Manager, Cloud Services, Dimension Data
  • Paul Leatherman, CTO, Communication Resources Inc.
  • Rachel McNeese, President and Founder, Richardson Communications & Consulting
  • Janet Schijns, Vice President, Corporate, Medium and Indirect Marketing, Verizon
  • Jonathan Skinner, Senior Manager, Channel Marketing Programs, Symantec Corporation
  • Carmen Sorice III, Senior Vice President, Channels, Sungard Availability Services

Returning members include:

  • Barry Adams, Manager, Partner Operations – US Lead IaaS, Cisco Systems
  • Mark Denney, Vice President, Channel Sales, Windstream
  • Don Douglas, President and CEO, Liquid Networx
  • David Hicks, Vice President, ISV and OEM Alliances, Oracle
  • Greg Iuzzolino, Senior Director, Partner Channel, Time Warner Cable Business Class
  • Gary Jacobs, Vice President, Channel Sales, Southern California, Bridgepointe Technologies
  • Charles Kriete, Senior Vice President, Sales, Wyless Inc.
  • Vic Levinson, President, Prime Telecommunications Inc.
  • Jessica Mayo-Pike, Managing Partner, CMS LLC
  • Stacy Nethercoat, Vice President, Product Marketing, Software and Cloud Services, Tech Data Corp.
  • Jeff Quinn, AT&T Alliance Channel Vice President – Central & Western States, AT&T
  • Angie Tocco, Co-founder, LanYap Networks
  • Purvin Vakharwala, Data Center Specialist, Juniper Networks Inc.

Association members, with standing board seats, include:

  • The Alliance Partners – Amy Humphreys, Vice President, The Alliance Partners 
  • CloudGirls – Jo Peterson, Vice President, Converged Cloud and Data, Clarify 360
  • CompTIA – Carolyn April, Director, Industry Analysis, CompTIA
  • Peer-to-Peer Networking Chair – Dan Vidal, President, Telecom Advisors
  • Technology Assurance Group (TAG) – Dale Stein, Co-founder & Director of Strategic Planning & Business Development, TAG National
  • Technology Channel Association (TCA) – Dave Wallace, President, Aligned Communications LLC
  • Women in the Channel – Rebecca Rosen, President, Sales Enabled

The Channel Partners Advisory Board serves as a sounding board for editorial content in Channel Partners print/digital media as well as educational and keynote content for the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and the Cloud Partners event. Board members also are regular contributors to the Channel Partners Peer-to-Peer blog (https://www.channelpartnersonline.com/blogs/peertopeer.aspx) and also the Channel Partners Network online community at LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/groupRegistration?gid=1593337).

“We rely on them for their guidance to ensure that our publications and programs remain relevant and timely. And, ultimately, we expect them to represent you, the channel community,” said Henderson.

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About Channel Partners Magazine

Channel Partners magazine is the leading publication for telecom and IT distribution channels. For more than 25 years, Channel Partners has been the undisputed leader in providing news, analysis and education to the indirect sales channels serving the business technology and communications industry. In addition, Channel Partners online (www.channelpartnersonline.com) delivers a constant content stream of unique and breaking industry news, feature articles and premium downloadable content. As official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo (www.channelpartnersconference.com) and Cloud Partners (http://cloud.channelpartnersconference.com), Channel Partners is the market leader that channel professionals turn to first.


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