Effortless Promotes Meline, Brings Back Apostolof


Cloud and security provider Effortless Office has promoted Sonja Ziegler Meline to chief sales and marketing officer, and hired Christopher Apostolof, previously of CDK Global, as principal infrastructure engineer.

Effortless' Sonya Meline

Effortless’ Sonya Meline

Meline previously served as Effortless’ vice president of sales and marketing. In her new role, she brings more than 15 years of experience leading marketing and business improvements, and will oversee all sales, sales engineering, and marketing departments.

Meline will spearhead reorganizing the sales, sales engineers and marketing teams in an effort to improve the markets served by Effortless.

“I’m excited to announce the advancement of a transformational leader dedicated to sales, marketing, customer experience and service at Effortless,” said Ben Gayheart, Effortless’ CEO. “At a time of rapid change in the cloud industry, she reinforces the company’s dedication to excellence in cloud technology while pursuing a shared company vision.”

Effortless' Christopher Apostolof

Effortless’ Christopher Apostolof

Apostolof brings 25 years of experience in IT, previously as senior VMware engineer at CDK Global. He’s also held positions with CDA Consulting and Ascent Solutions, and served as a storage and virtualization engineer involved in the opening of the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Here’s our list of channel people on the move in September.

“It is a huge sigh of relief to have Chris back with us at Effortless,” Gayheart said. “He has been ingrained in the company by way of his working with us in the early 2000s, and I was so excited when I found out he was ready to come back.”

Effortless offers an all-in-one, fully supported cloud environment for businesses with cybersecurity, virtual desktops, disaster recovery, servers, compliance, Wi-Fi, infrastructure, email, and help desk in an as-a-service model.

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