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Peerless Network Hires First Communications, Sprint Vet as Channel Sales VP

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Peerless Network has appointed Ryan Patterson, previously with First Communications, as its new vice president of channel sales.

In his new role, Patterson is responsible for recruiting new master and direct agents, and helping businesses adopt Peerless’ portfolio of voice products and services. He has more than 20 years of sales management and leadership experience.

Peerless Network's Ryan Patterson

Peerless Network’s Ryan Patterson

“I’m thrilled to join Peerless Network and help drive its premier national channel partner program, delivering superior, scalable, high-quality voice solutions to the agent community,” he said. “This is an exciting time of global growth at Peerless Network and I’m eager to collaborate with more agent partners and connect them to our company’s customized, innovative products and services so that they can build their business with greater simplicity, visibility and success.”

Prior to joining Peerless, Patterson served as First Communications‘ vice president of sales, responsible for the direct and indirect sales teams, and the wholesale channel. He joined the company in 1998 as a sales manager. He also has experience in sales leadership at other organizations, including Sprint and WorldCom.

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

Peerless said it has experienced rapid growth on a global scale during the past few months, from its international expansion to the United Kingdom to the introduction of its Peerless Portal, the company’s automated provisioning platform where agents can manage SIP trunking channels and telephone numbers from one system and from their own customer’s premises.

Last month Peerless unveiled Peerless Cloud PBX, a UCaaS model for businesses of any size with provisioning and customization via the Peerless Portal.

“Peerless Network is excited to welcome Ryan to our leadership team,” said Rick Knight, Peerless’ executive vice president of sales and marketing. “His expertise and leadership will be invaluable to grow our channel agent self-provisioning products and services worldwide with his technical savvy and customer-first approach.”


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