Channel People on the Move: Intelisys, AT&T, Telarus

West's Meredith Caram gallery

It was exciting to see such a packed expo hall floor at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, where partners go to meet with more than 275 exhibitors and sponsors.

Some of those vendors and master agents used the show as an opportunity to introduce new hires that will work directly with agents, VARs, MSPs and other types of partners — many of which are profiled here in our monthly Channel People on the Move recap.

I mentioned master agents — both Telarus and Intelisys announced a trio of new faces and promotions at their respective companies. Intelisys also saw one of its execs leave for a different job. And just a month after appointing a new leader for its Partner Exchange program, AT&T tapped someone to replace Zee Hussain as its overall channel head.

Moves at Broadvoice, PGi and Ecessa also are represented in the gallery below, where we introduce you to nearly 20 people who are taking their careers to the next level. Don’t forget: You can see who’s on the move 24/7/365 by keeping up with our webpage dedicated to people on the move.

Missed last month’s “people” gallery? Click here to see who was on the move in March.

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Intelisys personnel gallery April 2019

Intelisys announced a trio of new hires in conjunction with its appearance at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo.

Alix Moore (left), channel manager for the Southeast, now supports sales partners in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. She's based in Nashville. Ivan Paynter (center) is Intelisys' new national security specialist. Coming to the master agent from Masergy, Paynter will support partners in the rapidly growing security-as-a-service space. Patrick Chen, solutions engineer for Intelisys' Central region, most recently was at Aryaka. 

Read why Intelisys president Jay Bradley thinks these additions to his team are so important.
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Serenova's Brandon Knight

Brandon Knight left a two-year run at Intelisys for Serenova, the CCaaS and workforce optimization provider, to become its senior VP of global channel sales. It'll be his job to provide the direction for Serenova's global channel partners, focusing mostly on engaging them to continue driving adoption of the company's cloud contact center solutions.

Get to know Knight and Serenova a little more.
Datapipe's Robb Allen
AT&T's Stacey Marx

Just a month after naming Sara Straley to lead its Partner Exchange channel program, AT&T has appointed Straley's new boss.

Stacey Marx (pictured) succeeds Zee Hussain as the new head of AT&T Partner Solutions, the umbrella organization that includes AT&T's Alliance Channel, Partner Exchange and ACC Business. Hussain was moved to a new role within the carrier's global business unit.

Marx is a 23-year AT&T veteran, most recently its VP of national business for the central region. The company says Marx brings experience leading fiber and call center sales.

Get the full lowdown on AT&T's new direction.
Telarus personnel

Telarus made three key personnel moves in April, including the hire of Molly Lozano (upper right) as senior partner development manager for southern California. She'll recruit partners in that part of the country.

Not new to the master agent is Ray Hicken (left), who the company promoted to VP of strategic partnerships for contact center. He'll develop relationships with inContact (a previous employer), Talkdesk, 8x8 and more.

Last but not least is Andrew Griffiths, who joins the company as its VP of UCaaS and CCaaS business development. The channel knows him from his roles at Mitel and Integra.
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Broadvoice's Marisa Freeden

Marisa Freeden is the new VP of brand and experience for Broadvoice, the cloud communications provider.

It's a promotion for Freeden, whose previous title was director of brand and channel marketing. She'll oversee the overall brand for Broadvoice, including planning, development and execution of its brand strategy.

There's more to know about Freeden.
Caram, Meredith_West gallery April 2019
West's Meredith Caram

Probably best known for her role with AT&T's Partner Exchange channel program, Meredith Caram is the new vice president of global distribution at West, the UCaaS, conferencing and collaboration supplier.

The 14-year AT&T veteran will lead West's global channel program and focus on "empowering innovation and driving profitable growth" for partners.

Read more about Caram's move to West.
365 Data Centers' Jeni Weinstein
365 Data Centers' Jeni Weinstein

Jeni Weinstein takes the reins as senior national channel manager with 365 Data Centers, where she'll be tasked with growing the company's partner program through broadening its master-agent and service-provider relationships.

Weinstein is well-known in the channel, having previous channel stops at Tata Communications, 8x8, ACC Business and WTG, to name a few.
Moore, Matt_PGi gallery April 2019
PGi's Matt Moore

PGi hired Matt Moore as its new senior VP of North America cloud sales. Moore will oversee both PGi's direct and indirect sales teams while also managing the company's relationships with the agent and reseller community.

The ShoreTel and AT&T alum will be responsible for driving business value for the company's cloud-based communications and collaboration platform, GlobalMeet.

There's much more to read about here.
RapidScale personnel gallery April 2019
RapidScale's Byron Price and Christian Himmler

Byron Price (left) is a new partner experience manager for RapidScale, the managed and hybrid cloud service provider. His responsibilities include managing and leading existing partners; developing new partnerships; and building a great partner experience in the company's Southeast region.

Get the full scoop on Price here.

Also new at RapidScale is Christian Himmler; he's a partner experience manager too. Stationed in southern California, Himmler comes from Navisite. This is where to learn more about him.
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SAP's Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan, a 15-year SAP veteran, takes the reins as president of the software company's cloud business group from Robert Enslin, who resigned. She most recently served as SAP's president of Americas and Asia-Pacific/Japan regions.

Learn why her boss expects Morgan to take SAP to "the next level."
Ecessa personnel gallery April 2019
Ecessa's Leonard DiMiceli and Sam Plombon

That's Leonard DiMiceli on the right. He's the new VP of channel sales for Ecessa, the SD-WAN provider. His aim is to develop relationships with the MSP community and build strategic alliances to help Ecessa continue to grow its business. Before joining Ecessa, he was VP of sales at OmniNet.

You know you want to learn more about DiMiceli's new role.

Also new at Ecessa is Sam Plombon, an account manager with the company. He will support the outside sales team and focus on business development out of Ecessa's Minneapolis headquarters.

Get more on Plombon here.
LANtelligence's Jerry McCorkle
LANtelligence's Jerry McCorkle

LANtelligence, the UC and cloud contact center provider, hired Jerry McCorkle as its new technical assistance center manager. He'll focus on customer satisfaction serving both LANtelligence and its MSP partners.

The 15-year UC technology veteran has previous stints at Netsapiens, Digium and more, where he has a "proven track record of transforming businesses to drive customer experience, growth, and profitability."

Senet's Mark Ewen
Senet's Mark Ewen

Mark Ewen is the new executive vice president of sales at Senet, the IoT connectivity provider.

Ewen brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his new job. He comes to Senet from Actility. He will focus on growing business in the network operator application provider markets, as well as developing strategic partnerships and executing on strategies for the enterprise market.

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