People on the Move

Features people taking new jobs or getting promoted in the industry.


TMC Expands Agent Support Team

TMC Communications announced it has named Bill Samohod as agent sales director. In his new position, Samohod will assume a critical sales role supporting TMC’s growing number of agents doing business on the East Coast. Bill will be supporting agents from his office in the Philadelphia area. An industry veteran, most of Samohod’s 15 years […]

Verizon Business Names Worldwide Sales President

Verizon Business has named D. Blair Crump group president of worldwide sales. He will lead both direct and indirect sales operations for the company. In this newly created position, Crump oversees the company’s enterprise, wholesale, government and education sales efforts worldwide, leading an organization of more than 5,000 sales and support professionals. Verizon Business has […]

Symantec Exec Moves to NetApp

Symantec has some big shoes to fill on its channel team. The company’s vice president of global channels, Julie Parrish, has announced she’s leaving at the end of the month. She will fill a similar position at NetApp, which recently saw its global channel VP, Leonard Iventosch, leave the company. Parrish has been criticized recently for […]

Baker Replaces Phillips at ScanSource Helm

ScanSource Communications, a value-added distributor of voice, video and converged communications solutions and a sales unit of ScanSource Inc. (SCSC), has named Glen “Buck” Baker as its new president. Baker formerly served as senior vice president of merchandising for the Catalyst Telecom sales unit. Baker replaces Jill Phillips, who has decided to retire after more than […]

Dialogic Appoints Senior VP, Worldwide Sales

Dialogic Corp. has announced the appointment of Kevin Cook as senior vice president of worldwide sales. In this new capacity, Cook will be responsible for all product and service delivery channels for Dialogic, including Dialogic’s worldwide network of distributors, resellers, ISVs, OEMs and Sis. Most recently, Cook served as vice president, North America at Avaya […]

iTEMize Adds Channel Manager

iTEMize Technologies has announced it has hired Aviv Melmed as channel manager. The only person in this post, she will report to Mike Shonholz, director of channel sales, and they will together manage iTEMize’s national channel program. Melmed will be responsible for the growth of iTEMize’s indirect sales program as well as assisting in bringing […]

Avaya Changes Channel Chiefs

Avaya has announced that effective Oct. 1, Carol Giles Neslund, formerly with Seagate, will assume the role of North American channel vice president. She will report to Jeremy Butt, who was added as worldwide channel chief in June. Will the ever-changing roster now rest for a bit at Avaya?

IPtimize Names Worldwide Sales VP

IPtimize Inc., a broadband voice and data service provider, announced today that Mitch Garlock has joined the company as vice president, Worldwide Sales. With a background in broadband telecom and cable applications, Garlock will be spearheading the company’s sales operations across all industries and verticals, including the company’s involvement with the indirect channel. Joining IPtimize […]

Oracle Appoints Channel Chief

Oracle (ORCL) announced last weekend that company veteran Ted Bereswill has assumed the role of channel chief for North America, a spot vacated by Rauline Ochs in January. Oracle also recently announced upgrades and enhancements to its partner education and PRM tools.

Personality+: Sarah Stiens — Roll Playing

By day, PowerNet Global Communications’ enterprise marketing specialist, Sarah Stiens, pens press releases and advertisements and maintains the reseller’s Web site. But by night, she slips into another dimension — the world of roller derby — where she becomes Sahara Hazard. Sarah Stiens, aka Sahara HazardPhoto by: Jason Bechtel Inspired by cable television show “Rollergirls” […]

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