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Global Crossing Adds Channel VP

Global Crossing Ltd. tapped former Level 3 Communications sales exec Michael Jerich as its vice president of channel sales, effective May 1. Jerich will report to fellow Level 3 alum Craig Butrym, who joined Global Crossing in February in a newly created post as group vice president of government services, indirect/channel partner and inside sales. Global Crossing’s Mike […]

Q&A With Samsung BCS Channel Chief Doug Wonson

Last fall Samsung Telecommunications America LLC decided to shake things up at its Business Communications Systems division by bringing in new leadership. The company tapped a Nortel, Verizon and NEC alum, Doug Wonson, as its vice president and general manager. Since BCS is 100 percent channel focused, Wonson also is heading up the company’s channel […]

Q&A With AT&T’s Channel Chief Kevin Leonard

In tandem with a company restructuring in fall 2008, AT&T Inc. has revisited its channel strategy and combined them into one organization under a new vice president of Alternate Channels. AT&T veteran Kevin Leonard was tapped for the new post in late November. He now heads four organizations: the Alliance Channel, which combines the previously […]

Global Crossing Replaces Channel Chief

The channel chief post at Global Crossing Ltd. has changed for the fourth time in two years. According to sources close to the company, former Level 3 Communications executive Craig Butrym replaces Charles Murray, who held the post as vice president of indirect channels for 10 months. Sources said Murray chose to leave the company […]

Q&A With Motorola Channel Chief Janet Schijns

As the game of musical chairs played out at top channel spots in the communications hardware business in 2008, Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility division looked beyond the usual suspects and tapped Janet Schijns as its vice president of worldwide channel and distribution. Schijns spent the last 15 years as president of The JS Group, a channel […]

Q&A With PAETECs Channel Chief John Leach

John Leach, president of the South region, for PAETEC Communications (PAET) will take over as the leader of the company’s nationwide channel program Jan. 1. His predecessor, Chris Bantoft, was part of layoffs the CLEC made in early December. Leach has a long history working with the agent channel, going back to the early ’90s running […]

Avaya Names Worldwide Channel Chief

Although Avaya recently announced plans to cut 400 jobs, the company announced Jeremy Butt has joined Avaya as vice president of worldwide channels. Butt will lead the company’s channel sales organization developing strategies and programs for more than 3,400 systems integrators, service providers, distributors, VARs and solutions providers. “As Avaya brings tighter focus to its […]

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