CenturyLink has added several leaders to its indirect channel management team to beef up its partner support.
Matt Thompson has been promoted to sales director, and will lead a team of channel managers responsible for Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. He previously was a senior channel manager and has been with CenturyLink since 2011.
Thompson tells Channel Partners his focus will be on continuing to build relationships.
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“I want to spend time out in front of our customers and partners to understand how we can win together in 2020,” he said. “Technology is constantly changing in our industry (security, edge compute, managed IT, cloud) and I think the biggest challenge is educating our partners on new products and services, and getting them to adopt them into the portfolio of services they offer their customers. At CenturyLink, we continue to focus on providing our partner community with comprehensive, simple support to make it easy for them to understand and sell our services.”
In addition, CenturyLink has hired national channel managers overseeing master agent relationships.