Goldie will serve as Cytracom’s North American channel chief and will be responsible for the company’s overall channel sales strategy and execution. He previously was vice president of channel at IT Glue, which was acquired by Kaseya. Before that, he held sales leader roles at a variety of companies in Canada.
“Dave has an intimate knowledge of the pain points that MSPs face and the critical role communication plays in their success,” said Zane Conkle, Cytracom’s CEO and co-founder. “This, along with his impressive channel development track record, make him the perfect fit as we continue to enhance our partner program in 2019.”
Cytracom delivers fully managed, enterprise-grade hosted VoIP for small businesses. The company sells only through the channel and offers month-to-month pricing.
In a Q&A with Channel Partners, Goldie talks about why he’s a good fit for Cytracom and what’s in store for partners in the coming months.
Channel Partners: Why did you want to join Cytracom?
Dave Goldie: I’ve been actively involved in the channel for a number of years now as a channel leader. I worked for a company called IT Glue for a number of years, working directly with MSPs and selling our software directly to MSPs. We scaled that business pretty rapidly. When I started with IT Glue, they were just a small, 10-person startup and we grew that business to over 125 staff, and we were doing about $1 million annually when I first joined, and within three years scaled that business to over $25 million in annual recurring revenue. And recently that company was sold to Kaseya, so now it becomes part of a quarter-billion-dollar organization.
So my primary expertise is in helping businesses grow, and the focus of that growth is growing revenue and people. I joined Cytracom because there’s a massive opportunity for growth. So it was a great fit, a great opportunity for me to grow and a great opportunity for me to help Cytracom grow.
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CP: How will your experience with IT Glue come into play in this new position?
DG: Originally when I joined that organization we were direct sales, and our target customer, or really our only customer, was MSPs, and Cytracom is a channel-only organization. So what really spoke to me with Cytracom was the strategy to remain channel-only. At IT Glue, we introduced a new product that was a sell-through product, so I had some experience in building the sell-through strategy, the partnership sales strategy, partnering with MSPs to offer value to their customers — and that’s really the only way that Cytracom sells. And for Cytracom to be channel-only, it again gives me the opportunity to directly partner with MSPs to offer a valuable product to their customers.
CP: Are you planning changes to Cytracom’s channel program?
DG: I’ve been working behind the scenes with Cytracom for a couple of months now. There are some very significant changes and strategic plans that we’ve developed over the last couple of months, and there will be more information released very soon. I think one of the most significant pieces of news is we will be introducing a formal partner program, so a tiered partner program that will give our partners more added benefits, more incentives to grow the partnership with Cytracom. And in its simplest form, that means selling more phones. Our pursuit as an organization is to sell more phones, we only sell those phones through MSPs, and so the only way we’re going to be successful is by growing our partnerships with MSPs. There will be some significant benefits, including …
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