Parker is a longtime veteran of telecommunications and IT, most recently the executive VP and chief customer officer for Tata Communications. That position followed a four-year run at CenturyLink, where he led sales for cloud, hosting, colocation and consulting.
He takes over for ... (next slide)
Masergy's Chris MacFarland
(continued from previous slide) ... Chris MacFarland, who remains with Masergy, shifting his role to executive chairman and chief technology officer.
“We are very excited to have [new CEO] James [Parker] join the company," said MacFarland. "Our shared vision is for Masergy to become a $1 billion-plus revenue company by significantly outpacing our competition with rapid product innovation and the industry’s best customer experience.”
Oliver Tuszik takes the reins of the Cisco global partner organization after the departure of Wendy Bahr, the longtime Cisco vet.
Tuszik moves over from his role as country leader for Cisco in Germany. He'll be responsible for creating alignment, simplifying tools, processes, programs and offers to help partners succeed with Cisco.
BullsEye Telecom created the new role of VP of technology and engineering, and named Vilas Uchil to fill it.
Uchil is no stranger to the company; it's a promotion from director network engineering. He's responsible for all of BullsEye's technical platforms as well as its engineering and development efforts.
Green Cloud's Jonathan Philipsen
Jonathan Philipsen added "senior" to his previous title of VP of sales at Green Cloud Technologies, the channel-only cloud provider.
He's now in charge of managing the company's channel-partner program, which includes nearly 600 MSPs and VARs who help their customers migrate to Green Cloud's turnkey, cloud-based infrastructure services.
Read what Green Cloud's co-founder said about Philipsen here.
Kimberly Briers Moore is the new national Channel Manager at IGI, the IT services provider. She will help lead IGI in its first year as a Telarus supplier for cybersecurity services.
Briers Moore previously was a channel manager at Advantix Solutions Group.
Commvault's Wenceslao Lada
Commvault named Wenceslao Lada, a Cisco and HP alum, to the role of vice president of worldwide alliances.
Lada's job will be to manage the data-protection provider's existing alliances and forge new partnerships with cloud providers and other enterprise technology industry leaders.
Vault America, the data protection and availability vendor, added Robin Miller to its team as a channel development manager.
She brings nearly 15 years of channel experience to the position, with stints at N-Able Technologies and Level Platforms. She most recently was a channel development manager for GMS Live Expert, where she was responsible for growing that company’s partner pipeline and raising visibility of GMS in the channel.
As part of its expansion into North America, ZaiLab, the cloud-based contact center software provider, appointed a U.S. team to lead that effort.
That team will be led by Michael Cibelli, VP of sales and marketing. Cibellii previously was BlueJeans Network'ss global vice president of channels. He also held senior positions with Oracle, ShoreTel and Avaya.
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