Dan Sterling, Windstream (NuVox)

Title: Vice President, Dealer SalesYears in current position: 12Years with current company: 12Years in the indirect channel: 17 Past jobs in the indirect channel: Dealer sales support, district dealer manager, district sales director, vice president of marketing. Annual revenue responsibility: $3.8 million annually in net new revenue Main channel goal: “We have put major focus […]

PHONE+ Names Channel Executive of the Year

PHONE+ magazine’s annual Channel Executive of the Year poll has named Dan Sterling of NuVox as Channel Executive of the Year 2010. Sterling, along with the other finalists, was recognized Monday at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and also will be featured in the April issue of PHONE+. “PHONE+ is proud to honor Dan […]

PHONE+ Honors Channel Executives

PHONE+ magazine is pleased to honor the finalists for Channel Executive of the Year 2010 and name the winner during Monday’s Welcoming Remarks at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo. The finalists and winner also will be featured in the April issue of PHONE+. The finalists are: ACC Business: John “J.D.” Baker, president and CEO […]

Windstream Closes NuVox Deal, Gets Big SMB Base

Windstream Corp. (WIN) has closed the acquisition of privately held CLEC NuVox Inc. in a deal that gives the rural ILEC a much-needed business focus. The value of the takeover announced Nov. 3, 2009 rose from an initial $643 million to $647 million, Windstream said on Monday. Windstream issued 18.7 million shares of its common stock, […]

PHONE+ Announces Channel Executive of the Year Finalists

PHONE+ magazine, a publication of Virgo Publishing LLC, for the telecommunications indirect sales channel, is pleased to announce the 10 finalists for Channel Executive of the Year. The finalists will be honored during an awards ceremony wherein the winner will be announced March 1, at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. The […]

Windstream Gobbles Iowa Telecom for $1.1B

Windstream Corp. (WIN) is making its fourth acquisition of 2009 with the $1.1 billion stock-and-cash purchase of Iowa Telecommunications Services Inc. (IWA) And this time, not only does Windstream snag more rural markets, it also is bulking up its wireless spectrum holdings. Iowa Telecom’s stock shot up almost 25 percent in mid-morning trading, while Windstream’s shares faltered […]

Windstream Plans to Build On NuVox Channel

Windstream Corp.’s plans to expand its commercial services business includes an indirect sales channel, a strategy that would be accelerated by the company’s pending acquisition of NuVox Corp. Windstream announced Tuesday that it would acquire NuVox in a cash and stock deal valued at $643 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first […]

Top 15 Channel Managers Honored

PHONE+ magazine is proud to honor the Top 15 Channel Managers of 2009, as determined by an agent vote. Top channel managers in attendance were recognized at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Miami, Sept. 23-25. Front row: Jeni Weinstein, ACC Business; Shannon Martin, TMC Communications. Middle row: Gerry Cull, US Signal; Brian Sheehan, […]

Top 15 Channel Manager Jeni Weinstein, ACC Business

Title: Channel Manager II Years in position: 3 Years in channel: 10 Main channel goal: “I want to give agents a positive sales experience with ACC Business. Providing solutions that are the right fit for the right customer is key to growing both of our businesses. That means helping my agents with their daily sales […]

Top 15 Channel Manager Jim Watts, AT&T

Title: Channel Manager Years in position: 9 Years in channel: 9 Main channel goal: “The AT&T Alliance Channel mission is to meet the communications needs of customers through successful teaming with top companies whose capabilities complement our own. We serve our solution providers through world-class sales support and educational programs and through a competitive compensation […]

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