Channel People on the Move in July

BCM One's Amanda England

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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BMC's Kevin Orr

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.

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Rackspace's Lisa McLin

Rackspace chose Lisa McLin, a 14-year "Racker," as its new channel chief. She replaced Blake Wetzel, who left that post after just a year.

McLin previously was vice president of sales and senior director of sales strategy at the managed cloud company.

Learn more about McLin and her plans for Rackspace's channel here.

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Intelisys' Stephanie Bouras

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.

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MegaPath's Dan Foster

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.

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Ingram Micro's Rich Dufty, Tim FitzGerald and Jason Bystrak

Ingram Micro announced a trio of hires and promotions, which included Richard Dufty (left) to senior VP of Ingram Micro Cloud's global cloud platform. He spent the past five years at AppDirect. Now he's responsible for managing Ingram's overall cloud strategy.

Also new is Tim FitzGerald (center), the cloud division's VP of channel sales. He's charged with developing the business unit's North American platforms, marketplace and services. He worked for more than 10 years at Avnet.

Getting a new title is Jason Bystrak (right), now executive director of partner enablement for Ingram Micro Cloud. Bystrak has been with Ingram for 22 years. Most recently the executive director of North America, he'll now oversee the unit's technology partners, including ISVs and providers of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS.

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Windstream's Layne Levine

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."

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BullsEye's Tom Tisko and Kate Young

BullsEye Telecom made a pair of significant moves, including tasking one of its founders with transitioning clients to digital voice services. That's Tom Tisko (right), who was promoted to chief operating officer. He's been serving as executive VP for the Michigan-based company.

New to BullsEye is Kate Young, who brings to the company more than 20 years of experience in account and agent management. She was hired as an alternate channel manager for the state of Texas.

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Nitel's Taylor Castranova

Nitel added Taylor Castranova as a VP of channel sales and account development. She will lead account development for partners and customers, and build partner-enablement programs.

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.

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Cloudistics' Steve Conner, Joseph McNulty and David Friend

Cloudistics, the on-premises cloud computing company, made a trio of new hires to accelerate the company's growth in MSP and enterprise markets.

Steve Conner (left), previously of Nutanix, joins as VP of worldwide sales. Joseph McNulty (center), is VP of manufacturing, customer support and IT. He was a general manager at Neustar. And David Friend (right), is CFO. He most recently was a principal at Bain Capital Ventures.

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IntSight's Jessica Couto

Jessica Couto is the new channel chief at the Israel-based provider of "intelligence-driven security" known as IntSights.

She takes over as vice president of worldwide channels and alliances for the company, just four months after Hexadite hired her to debut its first partner program. Shortly after Couto arrived, however, Microsoft announced it was buying the company.

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SAP's Cristina Greysman, Eric Friedrichsen and Marc Monday

Software provider SAP made three personnel moves, hiring Cristina Greysman (left) away from Sungard Availability Services, where she was a well-known channel figure. Her title is vice president of partner recruitment and activation.

Eric Friedrichsen (center) and Marc Monday (right) are SAP's new senior vice president of midmarket and ecosystems for North America, and vice president of partnerships and ecosystems, respectively. They both come from Concur, a SAP company.

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Jabra's Cheryle Walline

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.

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BCM One's Amanda England

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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