Broadvoice Hires Qwest, MCI, Level 3 Vets for Channel Roles

PRESS RELEASE — CHANNEL PARTNERS CONFERENCE & EXPO —Broadvoice® (Booth 327), an award-winning provider of hosted voice, unified communications (UC) and SIP trunking services for businesses, has significantly expanded its channel management team to provide world-class support for its sales partners, during a time of record-breaking growth for the company.

Broadvoice's Ed KaneEd Kane, Deron Gabbert, and Bill Samohod have joined the company as Channel Managers of the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Northeast regions respectively. 

Working side-by-side with sales partners on technology selection, solution design, customer service and more, all three act as dedicated resources for the Broadvoice channel community. The new hires come at a time of unprecedented expansion for the company: Broadvoice has seen a 167% increase in sales in the last three years, while its channel sales have tripled in the last 12 months. It was recently named to the annual Inc. 500|5000, a ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

“It’s a dynamic time for channel partners and for Broadvoice as a company,” said Sam Ghahremanpour, President at Broadvoice. “We are dedicated to supporting our partners with the best resources available to ensure an amazing experience for their business customers. These three seasoned industry leaders have the experience and the commitment needed to spearhead the next phase of growth for the channel.”{ad}

Broadvoice's Deron GabbertAs Channel Manager of the Mid-Atlantic region, Kane brings more than 20 years of experience in the telecom industry, with extensive insight into both sales and engineering. He started out in provisioning, which has enabled him to learn the implementation process from the ground up. Kane also is intimately familiar with both channel and provider environments, after working at regional master agency Telephony Partners (now Acuity Technologies) for seven years and several other carriers. His provider experience includes positions at Intermedia Communications, Qwest Communications, Lightyear Communications, ANPI and Impact Telecom. He is a past President’s Club Winner and was awarded the Top Channel Manager designation.

A US Air Force Veteran with 10 years of service stationed in the Philippines, Germany and US, as well as a tour of duty in the first Gulf War, Kane now lives in the Clearwater, Florida area with wife Lauri and their three boys.

A Channel Manager for the Southeast region, Gabbert is a longtime veteran of telecom, having begun his career in 1997 with MCI. Since 2003, he has worked almost exclusively in the channel. He brings extensive sales, support and …


… technical knowledge to his new role, including a deep understanding of Layer 2 and 3 networking, internet options, data center offerings, cloud services, hosted UC and SIP trunking.

Broadvoice's Bill SamohodGabbert holds a B.A.S. from Palm Beach State College in Supervision and Management. He is presently located in West Palm Beach, Florida with his wife, Maria, and twin daughters, where he’s always up for scuba diving or some deep-sea kayak fishing.

Samohod, who joined the Broadvoice team in January as a Channel Manager of the Northeast region, brings more than 20 years of channel sales experience in telecommunications, including successful stints with industry leaders Level 3 Communications, Vonage and Sprint, where he demonstrated a track record of excellence in identifying and developing strategic partnerships.

He is a graduate of St. Joseph’s University, father of two and a new grandfather, and resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife, Jeannie.   

“I could not be more excited about our growing roster of talent within our channel management team,” said Tessley Smith, Director of Channel Sales at Broadvoice. “Ed, Deron and Bill are the best of the best, with truly impressive combined experience working with channel partners across a range of companies. They also each have an in-depth knowledge of the advanced technologies that businesses are increasingly relying on to support their strategic initiatives, and will be an important resource for our partners as they deepen their relationships with prospects and customers.”{ad}

Broadvoice offers a flexible, smart portfolio of IP-based voice and data offerings, backed by its enterprise-class, geo-redundant IP Telephony platform. This includes a full UC suite and cloud PBX services, including unlimited voice calling plans for businesses, throughout the continental United States and Canada.

For information on the Broadvoice Partner Program, please call 866-634-1394, or visit

About Broadvoice
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Broadvoice is a premier provider of cloud phone service, contact center solutions, collaboration and conferencing. Utilizing the latest cloud communications technology, Broadvoice helps businesses achieve higher call quality and faster internet speeds while reducing overall costs and improving efficiency. The company continuously delivers a full suite of secure, reliable, real-time communication solutions that help businesses connect with customers anywhere, any time and with any device. Broadvoice has been ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. Visit to learn more. 

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