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Channel People on the Move: AT&T, Ex-CenturyLinker, Telarus

Three prominent women at some of the biggest names in the channel highlight this month’s edition of people on the move.

Sarito Rao takes over the reins as head of AT&T Partner Exchange. Former CenturyLink president Lisa Miller lands at a master agent with a unique business model. And Amy Bailey, marketing whiz at master agent Telarus, just got an important word added to her title.

The number of hires seemed to slow down a bit in the year’s penultimate month, but the impact these 10 movers and shakers have will be significant. We’re pretty sure you’ll know a lot of the faces in the gallery below.

Remember, you can always keep up with People on the Move without waiting for our monthly gallery. We have a webpage dedicated to the topic 24/7.

Of course, you can always check out last month’s gallery to feed your CPOTM addiction as well. It featured moves at Windstream, Broadvoice and T-Mobile.

Follow executive editor @Craig_Galbraith on Twitter.

AT&T's Sarita Rao

AT&T's Sarita Rao

A longtime AT&T veteran is the new head of AT&T Partner Solutions. Sarita Rao, holding the title of senior VP, is in charge of the AT&T Wholesale and Partner Exchange organizations.

Rao's latest gig was SVP of business marketing, analytics and alliances for AT&T Business. She replaces Stacey Marx, who is now president of AT&T National Business and Channels after nearly two years in the channel chief role.

Learn more about Rao and what she brings to her new job.
Telarus' Amy Bailey

Telarus' Amy Bailey

A member of the Channel Partners Advisory Board just got promoted at master agent Telarus.

Amy Bailey got the "senior" tag added to her job as vice president of marketing. As COO Richard Murray put it on LinkedIn, "Amy has a long track record of success, but this year has taken it to another level."
Datapipe's Robb Allen

Spearhead Advisors' Lisa Miller

Former top CenturyLink channel exec Lisa Miller, who left the company last summer, landed a new job. She's the new president and chief operating officer at master agent Spearhead Advisors.

A division of a Dallas-based telco, Spearhead Advisors is an IT consulting organization that serves enterprise customers. It's a Lumen (fka CenturyLink) led master agent. It also has a direct sales team, as opposed to working with subagents.

Get the full scoop on Spearhead's business model.
Versa's John Atchison

Versa's John Atchison

John Atchison is now head of global partner marketing at Versa Networks. He is tasked with directing Versa's channel and partner programs.

Atchison has experience from Juniper Networks, VMware, Oracle and more.
Zadara's Joe Sacchetti

Zadara Storage's Joe Sacchetti

You should know a big name in the Zadara Storage channel.

Joseph Sacchetti is the company's new senior director of channels, North America. He has previous channel management roles at Zerto, SanDisk and KeyedIn Solutions.

The company this year expanded its cloud platform to include compute-as-a-service solutions for MSPs.

Read what Sacchetti's boss has to say about him. (Hint: It's good stuff.)
Akeneo's Scott Rogers

Akeneo's Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers is the new VP of global channels and alliances at the product experience management (PXM) solutions provider. Akeneo sells its products and services to corporate brands and retailers.

In his new job, Rogers will lead Akeneo's channel and technology partner teams, create and scale technology alliances and partner-led growth initiatives.

Rogers' previous positions include stops at Jama Software, ExactTarget and Salesforce, which acquired ExactTarget in 2013.
TNS' Bill Versen

TNS' Bill Versen

Versen is the new president, communications market, for Transaction Network Services (TNS). It's a promotion for Versen, who joined TNS two years ago as chief product officer.

In his new role, he is responsible for sales and go-to-market strategy for the communications market business at the company. He will also continue to lead marketing and product development across all of TNS.

Versen's career includes runs at Motorola and Verizon.
Fluent's Chad Hooker

Fluent Commerce's Chad Hooker

Fluent Commerce has a new vice president, North America. Chad Hooker will focus on growing the company's channel and alliances ecosystem in the region.

Hooker previously was VP for worldwide commerce solutions at Lightwell, which specializes in order and supply chain management. He also was director of alliances for the Americas at Elastic Path.

Fluent Commerce is a global distributed order management platform.
Anexinet's Michael Cirafesi

Anexinet's Michael Cirafesi

Anexinet, which bills itself as a digital business transformation solutions provider, appointed Michael Cirafesi as executive VP and general manager. He will lead the company's digital business unit.

This gives him responsibility over profit and loss, customer life-cycle engagement, sales, delivery and more. His last job was managing director at Accenture. There, he served as North America lead for SAP supply chain and customer & growth capabilities.
Data Gumbo's Bruce Bain

Data Gumbo's Bruce Bain

Bain is the new VP of channels and alliances at one of our new favorite company names: Data Gumbo. Bain brings expertise in enterprise partner programs at BMC, Oracle, NetIQ and SAP.

Data Gumbo is a transactional blockchain network for industry.

One comment

  1. Avatar Kelly Danziger December 2, 2020 @ 6:15 pm

    Congratulations Amy!!! Cheers to all of your hard work and the well deserved recognition!!!

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