People on the Move

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

 

Skype CEO Steps Down, eBay Takes Impairment Charge

eBay Inc. said Monday Skype co-founder and CEO Niklas Zennstrom has stepped down. Zennstrom helped found the Internet phone company in 2003 and will become executive chairman of its board. Michael van Swaaij, the companys chief strategy officer, will serve as CEO of Skype until it finds a permanent successor. eBay Inc. also said Monday […]

The Softer Side of Sales: Gary Eisenberger

Project Cuddle national spokesperson and actor John Stamos presents Gary with the Board Member of the Year Award on the set of ER on a Warner Brothers lot in Burbank, Calif., in March Being PAETECs vice president of channel sales for the west region doesnt leave Gary Eisenberger with much time on his hands, but […]

On the Level

Kevin O’HaraPhoto by Susan Goddard Level 3 Communications Inc. has been in the spotlight lately because of its two-year acquisition spree a roll-up strategy that is an integration challenge that can confound the best of operations. On top of that, the company has acquired its way into the enterprise business, making its wholesale-only approach a […]

Connections Aid in Success

When attempting to separate yourself from the crowd, dont be afraid to turn to those around you for a little help. Thats just part of the message former NFL running back and current ESPN personality Merril Hoge will give today during his keynote address, Find a Way, at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. And […]

Level 3s OHara Shares Vision for Industry, Channel

In his industry keynote address today, Kevin OHara, president and COO of Level 3 Communications Inc., will discuss the impact the changing competitive environment will have on the indirect channel and how partners, in concert with their suppliers, can maximize the long-term growth and health of the industry and their respective businesses. OHara also will […]

Gallagher Wins Big

John J. Gallagher, managing partner of Common Sense Technologies LLC, a telecom consultancy, won $1,000 cash and three nights lodging at the Courtyard Marriott in Secaucus, N.J., during the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. Gallagher was selected at random from among qualified channel partners who registered before Aug. 24. Gallagher says this was an incredible […]

Velocity Names VP of Alternate Channels

Velocity Inc. has promoted Mark Sondergaard to vice president of alternate channels. Sondergaard has 20 years of experience in the industry and will be responsible for the companys alternate channels division. He also is responsible for the rollout of Velocity’s new VoIP program Prestige, As Good As It Gets. Velocity Inc. www.velocityatt.com

Fusion Names Director of Partner Sales

Communications service provider Fusion has hired Stacy Conrad as senior director of partner sales. Conrad will be responsible for the growth and development of Fusions agent sales channel in the United States. She will focus on building, managing and supporting partner relationships in the sale of Fusions portfolio of IP-based business solutions. Conrad has more […]

CDW Adds to Carrier Services Team

Shane McNamara has joined CDW Corp. as practice manager, voice and data services where he will manage the day-to-day efforts of the companys carrier services. McNamara most recently served as director of sales and marketing of the channel partner program at Global Crossing. He also held positions at Casco Security Inc. and ILC Dover Inc. […]

Intelliverse Names Senior VP of Sales

Intelliverse has appointed Gene Skip Lane as senior vice president of sales. Lane, who has 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, will be responsible for all Intelliverse sales channels and business development. He joins Intelliverse from Razor IP, a company he founded and was CEO of until he sold it earlier this year. […]

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