Vocal IP Names Former XO, Telesphere Salesman National Channel Manager

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Vocal IP Networx, the ISP and IP telephony services provider, has named Tom Rancel its new national channel manager. Rancel returns to the New York-based company after more than two years as regional indirect manager at Telesphere prior to it being acquired by Vonage.

Sporting 20 years of channel sales experience, Rancel’s LinkedIn page touts a previous year-and-a-half long stint at Vocal IP as a senior channel manager, and then director of indirect channel. Before that, he worked at One Communications/EarthLink Business, SkytelUSA, XO Communications and Focal Communications.

“There was no doubt in my mind that Vocal IP Networx would be my new permanent home,” Rancel said. “Vocal IP Networx is not only pushing the limits of technology, but making it easier for partners to sell their services into the enterprise market.”

In his new role, Rancel will oversee Vocal IP’s national channel managers and the sales of their partners.

“It is a privilege for me to welcome Tom Rancel to our organization,” added Eugene Laykhtman, CEO of Vocal IP Networx. “Tom understands the channel better than anyone and we plan to employ his expertise for the benefit and growth of our partners.”

Vocal IP Networx serves enterprises, specializing in the retail, finance, and health-care markets. The company operates data centers in Newark, New Jersey; Nevada; and Chicago. The company sells through agents.

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