People on the Move

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

TCA Announces Management Team, HQ

The newly formed Technology Channel Association, which represents the communications industry’s indirect sales channel, announced its new management team and headquarters. The association will be based in Princeton, N.J., at 191 Clarksville Road and can be reached by phone at +1 609 799 4900. The headquarters management team includes Lynn McCullough and JoAnna Laskas as […]

8×8 Appoints Channel Managers, Opens East Coast Office

8×8 Inc. (EGHT), a provider of 8×8 Virtual Office and Packet8 broadband business, residential, video and mobile communications services, has announced the appointment of two new regional sales managers along with the opening of a New York-based East Coast sales office. John Hilliard, newly appointed Northeast regional channel manager, has worked with organizations such as Nortel, […]

Q&A With PAETECs Channel Chief John Leach

John Leach, president of the South region, for PAETEC Communications (PAET) will take over as the leader of the company’s nationwide channel program Jan. 1. His predecessor, Chris Bantoft, was part of layoffs the CLEC made in early December. Leach has a long history working with the agent channel, going back to the early ’90s running […]

STS Adds Channel Sales Personnel

Florida-based managed services provider STS announced several key hires in support of its channel partners nationwide expansion plan. Bob Jans joins the company as director of sales for STS. Jans has more than 20 years of experience in telecom, where he held senior management roles in sales, finance and technical support. He has worked at […]

GreatAmerica Leasing Announces Personnel Changes

GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. has promoted Stan Herkelman to president, David Pohlman to executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Joe Terfler to executive vice president and chief financial officer. Current executive vice president, Doug Olson, has been appointed vice chairman of the board and chief risk officer. GreatAmerica chairman and CEO, Tony Golobic, said […]

Endeavor Names New President, COO

Endeavor Telecom, a provider of private-label professional services, announced Friday that Andrew M. Schroer has been promoted to be the company’s president and COO. Justin R. McLain, who has been president of the company since 2002, will remain Endeavor’s CEO. Schroer previously was vice president of strategic accounts. In his new role, he will oversee […]

Westcon Announces Key Promotions as Part of Partner Engagement Strategy

Distributor Westcon Group Inc. announced Friday key promotions within its North American product sales team, including Rob Sbarra as vice president of Cisco product sales, Joe Nicoletti as director of security product sales and Richard Roux as director of Avaya product management. Each is a veteran of Westcon Group North America’s (WGNA) product sales team […]

CTMs John Chaney: Wild at Heart

Nearly five years ago, master agent John Chaney attended a men-only religious weekend retreat, where he had such a meaningful experience that he became volunteer for the program, called Wild at Heart (A weekend at The Shaque). CTM’s John Chaney “These weekends are like a safari of the heart to recover a life of freedom, […]

Storey Elected President, COO at Level 3

Diversified service provider Level 3 Communications Inc. (LVLT) has elected former WilTel exec Jeff K. Storey, who brings more than 25 years of telecom industry experience to the firm, as president and chief operating officer effective Monday, Dec. 8. Storey will be based at the company’s headquarters in Broomfield, Colo., and will report to James Q. […]

Samsung Channel Exec Exits

Samsung (005930.KS) has announced that Chris Franey, vice president and commercial sales for the company’s IT division, is stepping down. He will leave the company next week. Franey was instrumental in revamping Samsung’s channel operations along with the company’s re-entering the notebook market.

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