There was no shortage of new hires and promotions in July; in fact, we really had to whittle our list down to make it user-friendly.
This edition of Channel People on the Move includes a shake-up in leadership at Verizon, the promotion of a well-known figure at MegaPath, a new channel chief for Rackspace and people taking new roles at Intelisys, Ingram Micro and Nitel. And that’s not the half of it — literally.
As usual, we not only feature the channel chiefs and channel managers making daily decisions that impact partners’ businesses, but also the top executives whose choices create trickle-down effects on the channel.
Missed last month’s “people” gallery? Click here to see who was on the move in June.
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Office Depot's Janet Schijns and Verizon's Jake Heinz
It took the channel by surprise when longtime Verizon veteran Janet Schijns announced she was leaving the company; two weeks later we learned that Office Depot tapped her for a senior vice president position.
Meantime, the carrier hired a new chief marketing officer for its Business Markets unit. In a Q&A, Jake Heinz gave us a progress update on the XO integration and what looms for the Verizon channel in the post-Schijns era.
Intelisys hired Stephanie Bouras to build sales and marketing initiatives for partners in the southeastern U.S. As strategic partner development manager, she will oversee the support and recruitment of partners.
Her experience includes stints at EarthLink and AT&T.
More about Bouras is revealed here.
The master agent also hired Nick Tempesta as a solutions manager who will help partners with cloud sales.
MegaPath expanded Dan Foster‘s role as president of business markets to include chief operating officer. He is now responsible for day-to-day management and leadership of the company, including profits and losses.
Foster rejoined MegaPath last summer after leaving the company in February 2015 when it sold its managed services division. Prior to returning, he was the chief revenue officer at Tuul, a startup that built a product for mobile messaging workflow.
Why the promotion? MegaPath's CEO explains.
Windstream picked Layne Levine, the former EarthLink sales leader, to oversee its enterprise business unit. Most recently, Levine was at GTT, where he served as chief revenue officer.
Windstream CEO Tony Thomas said he was looking for "an experienced sales executive with a broad range of skills."
She spent 10 years at PaeTec/Windstream before making the move to Nitel, following former Windstream channel chief Jason Dishon to the Chicago-based managed telecom provider.
Click here to learn more about Castranova's new role.
Jabra, which develops, manufactures and markets wireless and corded headsets for mobile phone users, contact centers and office-based users, launched its new Jabra One Partner Program and appointed Cheryle Walline as head of channels, public sector and SME in North America.
Walline previously held the role of senior director, public sector and SMB, at Jabra.
Learn more about her new role and the new channel program.
BCM One hired Amanda England to support partners in the western U.S. She joins the company as a partner development manager.
Among her previous jobs, England served at Vonage Business for two years in multiple partner-related roles in the Southeast and Southwest. She also worked as general sales manager for Airband Communications.
Read more about England here.
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