Channel Partners Announces 2013-2014 Advisory Board

CLOUD PARTNERS Channel Partners announced the members of its 2013-14 Advisory Board Wednesday at its fall event, Cloud Partners, held Sept. 11-13, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Board members serve two-year terms on a staggered cycle so half the members turn over every year. The new board term begins Oct. 1. The new members of the board were selected by the current board and Channel Partners staff from more than 100 applicants who responded to a call for board members in June.

“The new board represents the range of the converging telecom and IT channels,” said Khali Henderson, editor-in-chief of Channel Partners. “This year, we’ve expanded the board with the addition of cloud service providers as well as more vendors and partners from the IT hardware/software and services space to accelerate and guide our joint journey to the cloud.”

New members of the 2013-14 Channel Partners Advisory board include:

  • Barry Adams, Manager of Partner Operations U.S. Lead IaaS, Cisco Systems
  • Sharon Andrus, Senior Channel Executive Managed Services and Cloud Solutions, ITsavvy
  • Mark Denney, Vice President of Channel Sales, Windstream
  • Don Douglas, President and CEO, Liquid Networx
  • Greg Iuzzolino, Director of Partner Channel, Time Warner Cable Business Class
  • Gary Jacobs, Vice President of Channel Sales, Southern California, Bridgepointe Technologies
  • Charles Kriete, Executive Vice President, Tech Data Corp.
  • Vic Levinson, President, Prime Telecommunications Inc.
  • Bob Maute, Senior Director of Channels and Alliances, ShoreTel – Cloud Division
  • Jessica Mayo-Pike, Business Development Lead, Advanced Services, IPLogic Inc.
  • Shane McNamara, Vice President Partner Channel, XO Communications
  • David Hicks, Vice President of ISV and OEM Alliances, Oracle
  • Jeff Quinn, AT&T Alliance Channel Vice President Central & Western States, AT&T
  • Angie Reif Tocco, Co-founder, LanYap Networks
  • Purvin Vakharwala, Data Center Specialist, Juniper Networks Inc.

New association members, with standing board seats, include:

  • Women in the Channel Rebecca Rosen, Consultant, Sales Enabled
  • Cloud Girls Manon Buettner, Principal, Nuvalo

Returning board members, serving the second year of two-year terms, include:

  • Pam Avila, Principal, Sierra Summit Group
  • Michael Bremmer, CEO,
  • Mark Del Bianco, Principal, Law Office of Mark C. Del Bianco
  • Dave Halpin, Carrier Services Division Manager, Black Box Network Services
  • Perry King, Program Manager – UC Services, Ingram Micro Inc.
  • Kyle Miley, President, Sonoran Integrations
  • Gary Schick, Director of Sales, Quest
  • Stuart Selbst, President, Stuart Selbst Consulting
  • Michael Shonholz, General Manager, CDW Telecommunication Services
  • Shane Stark, Director – Operations, Carrier Access Inc.
  • Angela Trillhaase, Business Development Executive – North America Midmarket, IBM

Returning association members, with standing seats, include:

  • Agent Alliance Bill Power, CEO
  • CompTIA Carolyn April, Director of Industry Analysis
  • Peer-to-Peer Networking Chair Dan Vidal, President, Telecom Advisors
  • TAG National Dale Stein, Co-Founder & Director of Strategic Planning & Business Development
  • Technology Channel Association Dave Wallace, President, Aligned Communications

The Channel Partners Advisory Board serves as a sounding board for editorial content in Channel Partners print/digital media as well as seminar content for the Channel Partners twice annual events. Board members also are regular contributors to the Channel Partners Peer-to-Peer blog ( and also the Channel Partners Network online community at LinkedIn (

“We rely on them for their guidance to ensure that our publications and programs remain relevant and timely. And, ultimately, we expect them to represent you, the channel community,” said Henderson.

About Channel Partners
Channel Partners magazine is the leading publication for telecom and IT distribution channels. For more than 25 years, Channel Partners has been the undisputed leader in providing news, analysis and education to the indirect sales channels serving the business technology and communications industry. In addition, Channel Partners online ( delivers a constant content stream of unique and breaking industry news, feature articles and premium downloadable content. As official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo ( and Cloud Partners (, Channel Partners is the market leader that channel professionals turn to first.

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