As summer winds down, the new hires and promotions in the channel are winding up.
Master agents again play a significant role in our latest edition of Channel People on the Move. We saw Sandler Partners hire a new Midwest channel manager, Telarus promote a direct of account management, and MicroCorp build its new cloud-elements division.
But that’s far from all. Cisco’s longtime channel leader said goodbye, and we saw new faces at Flexential, Fusion and Broadvoice, just to name a few.
Click through our gallery below for movers and shakers that work every day in the channel, and some higher-ups that will make important decisions that impact partner businesses.
Fair takes the role of senior VP of channel sales and alliances at the cloud-services provider, a position vacated earlier this year by Stacy Conrad. Fair, well-known for his roles at Charter Communications, EarthLink and Qwest, will lead Fusion's partner programs and work to "harmonize" its strategy following the purchases of Birch and MegaPath.
Here's why Fair is excited to "deliver on [the company's] vision to serve as the industry's most successful single-source cloud provider."
MicroCorp's Brant Elliot and Scott MacIntire
Master-agent MicroCorp's human-resources department has had a busy summer. The company's most recent hires are Brant Elliot (left), a sales engineer for its new cloud-elements division, and Scott MacIntire, director of partner enablement — also for the new division.
Elliot will develop pre-sales engineering for advanced hosted solutions and cloud-optimization opportunities. MacIntire is tasked with integrating the company's content and team of pre-sales solutions architects into the sales process. MacIntire is a Rackspace alum.
Learn about Elliot's technical expertise here and more about MacIntire's background here.
Lombardo spent 15 years at Globalcom, which First Communcations acquired in 2008. As channel manager, she will serve agents in Denver and Chicago, which the master agent calls "high-growth markets."
Learn why Lombardo picked Sandler as the next stop in her career.
AireSpring's Josh Redick
Cloud and managed connectivity provider AireSpring hired XO and Broadview vet Josh Redick as its new channel director in the Northeast.
In his new role, Redick will build a channel organization in the Northeast, modeled after what AireSpring does in other markets.
Learn why AireSpring's senior vice president of channel sales is excited to welcome Redick to the team.
Broadvoice's Darrin Ingram
Broadvoice named Darrin Ingram as its new VP of client and partner solutions.
Ingram's 20 years of IT experience includes a focus not only on sales, but also operations and sales engineering. Most recently, he was VP of sales engineering at SecureAuth, and before that, BlueCat's area director of sales engineering.
Here's why Broadvoice CEO Jim Murphy says he hired Ingram.
Cisco's Wendy Bahr
Many in the industry were surprised to hear that Wendy Bahr would end her 18-year run at Cisco, most recently as worldwide channel chief.
Bahr, who said she will stick around until the company names a replacement, is among the IT community's most respected channel execs. She reportedly is leaving on her own accord.
There are three new faces roaming the halls, if you will, at Telesystem, the Ohio-based communications company.
Dave Tishler (right), brings to the company more than 20 years of experience managing SMB and large international accounts. He's a new indirect account manager. Reginald Blackshear (middle), who previously led enterprise support for 10 years at LSI (a brand merged with Telesystem earlier this year), returns as an indirect account manager.
Also new is Seth Gibbs (left), Telesystem's new indirect sales manager for its national channel program. He previously was director of channel sales at NetCarrier.
Learn more about Tishler and Blackshear here, and Gibbs here.
Reinvent, which provides private-label, cloud-based unified communications, collaboration and contact-center services, hired two new VoIP engineers and a partner-success specialist.
The new engineers are are Jake Livingstone (middle) and Nija Richie (right). Adrienne Jones (left) is the partner-success specialist. All are expected to strengthen the company's efforts working with partners to sell its products and services.
This is where you can learn about their backgrounds.
Flexential's Melissa McCoy
After nine years at Sungard Availability Services, Melissa McCoy joined Flexential, the recently formed combination of Peak 10 and ViaWest, as VP of the company's National Carrier Partner Program.
Flexential provides colocation, connectivity, compliance, cloud and professional services.
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