Nitel Names Former Masergy, IBM Exec Sales & Marketing SVP

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Nitel, the managed telecom service provider, has appointed channel veteran Scott Stricklin as its new senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Nitel's Scott StricklinStricklin formerly had a consulting agreement with Cloudburst Technologies, and developed and implemented the Cisco Channel/Enterprise Customer Program. He also led enterprise and channel sales organizations at Masergy Communications, Micro Focus, IBM (DataMirror) and Compuware.

Stricklin will be responsible for leading Nitel’s next phase of revenue growth. In addition, his responsibilities include product management and marketing.

Continuing the company’s recent pace of product expansion, Stricklin will lead the effort to differentiate Nitel through a “unique set of technology services and an aggressive marketing push.”{ad}

“As we expand our product portfolio to provide business customers with innovative ways to build and manage their IT infrastructure, our success will depend on providing a new level of support to the channel,” said Rick Stern, Nitel’s CEO. “Scott’s ability to align sales and channel strategy with marketing, product development and customer support will drive our future success and introduce exciting possibilities for our enterprise customers and channel partners.”

Stricklin said his top priority is to “put our sales team and our partners in a position to succeed.”

“By working together with our partners, we will make Nitel the most channel friendly carrier in the market,” he said. “Arming our partners with the right tools, knowledge, strong differentiators, new products and support, we will give IT leaders every reason to want to work with Nitel.”

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