People on the Move

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

 

Divine Intervention: Jim Butler

Like most telecom agents, Jim Butler has decades of industry experience and sales success, including nine years as a top salesman with a regional long-distance company in Southern California along with serving as a founding member of the Agent Alliance. And like most entrepreneurs, he works long hours as founder and president of agency TeleCHOICE […]

Whitacre Hands Over AT&T Reins

Ed Whitacre, one of the most influential and polarizing figures in telecom history, planned to retire from his post as AT&T Inc.s chairman and CEO in early June. The 65-year-old spent nearly two decades at the helm of SBC Communications Inc., a once poorly regarded regional Bell that Whitacre has transformed into a powerhouse. Ed […]

Agent Alliance Elects New Board

Comtels Ben Humphreys is the new alliance chairman. The Agent Alliance, a buying consortium and professional association of agents, elected new officers and expanded its executive board for 2007-2008. At its March 4 meeting, concurrent with the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, the group elected Ben Humphreys, president and CEO of Comtel Communications, as its […]

Nacchio Sues Over Legal Fees

Former Qwest Communications International Inc. CEO Joe Nacchio has filed a lawsuit in a Delaware court over his legal costs. He said Qwest is balking at paying his legal fees and he is asking the court to require the company to keep footing the bills. Nacchio last month was found guilty on 19 of 42 […]

Telcombrokers Adds to Management Team

Telcombrokers has hired Ed Holt as director of sales to help grow the northern California agent and customer base. His first priority will be growing an agent team with a focus on interconnects and application service providers, Telcombrokers said. Holt has more than 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and has been channel […]

Changes in Global Crossing Channel Nominal, Sources Say

Global Crossing Ltd. today laid off several employees that supported the companys channel program, according to sources close to the company. The reduction impacted less than five people in executive and support roles; names were not disclosed. The action touched off rumors that Global Crossing was making sweeping changes to its indirect sales strategy. PHONE+ […]

LifeSize Adds Senior Marketing and Sales Leaders to Executive Team

LifeSize, the high-definition video communications company, recently announced that two senior executives have joined LifeSize to bolster the companys global marketing, sales and support organizations. Adam Taylor, formerly with Avid Technology, has been named executive vice president of worldwide sales and customer service; and John Doyle, who previously was with Secure Computing Corp., has been […]

Patrick K. Brant Named CEO and President of SkyPort Global Communications

Patrick K. Brant recently has joined SkyPort Global Communications Inc. as CEO and president. Brant most recently served as CEO and president of Loral Skynet, the satellite operations unit of Loral Space & Communications Inc. He has been an advisor to SkyPorts board of directors for the past three months. Brant assumes the new executive […]

What Users Want

A FEW YEARS AGO, Mel Gibson did a movie called What Women Want, where through one of those accidents that only happens in the movies, his chronic womanizing character suddenly was able to read the minds of every woman he encountered. While at first he saw it as a bonanza in continuing his philandering ways, […]

Rockin the Channel:

The band plays Drais at the Barbary Coast Casino at the Channel Partners Expo in Las Vegas earlier this year. The OC-192 Band members dont want to work they just want to bang on their drums all day! If youve been to a telecom event in past decade, chances are youve seen Bruce Barnes, Greg […]

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