Intelisys Hires Chad Arnold to Meet the Growing Demand of the Channel’s Top Sales Partners

Arnold Becomes the New Director of Partner Sales for the Northwest/Mountain Regions

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Intelisys today announced it hired Chad Arnold as Director of Partner Sales Northwest/Mountain Regions. Arnold, previously the National Channel Sales Manager at Level 3 Communications, will report directly to Mike McKenney, VP Partner Sales & Business Development.

In his new role, Arnold will manage Sales Partners in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California, and will indirectly manage Sales Partners in the Mountain region including Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. He will spend his time building relationships with and recruiting new telecom agents, VARs, MSPs and IT Solution Providers. Arnold will also support existing Sales Partners in the region to help them grow their businesses and achieve their goals.

“Intelisys Sales Partners are the highest performing, most demanding in the industry, so we take the hiring of our Channel Leaders very seriously,” said McKenney. “I’ve admired Chad’s work ethic, integrity, and his relentless pursuit of excellence for many years. He’s built from the same DNA as Intelisys, so he was a natural fit for this position. This is a huge win for our Sales Partners and I’m thrilled to welcome Chad to the Intelisys family.”

Based in Seattle, Arnold draws on more than 10 years of telecommunications and Channel sales experience. He’s held sales and leadership positions at Eschelon Telecom, tw telecom, and more recently, Level 3 Communications. Shortly after taking on his role at tw telecom (now Level 3 Communications), Arnold developed Intelisys into the #1 sales producing partner for the company.

“I have experienced first hand what sets Intelisys apart from the others,” said Arnold. “One clear differentiator is the unrivaled investment Intelisys makes in its Supplier Partner relationships. Their Supplier Partners then reciprocate this investment ten-fold to the Intelisys Sales Partners with their best support, training and marketing resources… resources that others partners don’t have access to. When you combine Intelisys’ Supplier Relationships with their thought-leadership, experience and history of unrivaled Sales Partner support, I’ve learned there is no better place for top performers to quickly and safely grow their businesses. That’s why I can’t wait to contribute to this community and help the industry’s top producers reach their goals."

Arnold’s hiring is another example of the rapid convergence transforming the telecom and IT channels. As Cloud services continue to disrupt the landscape, the technology services distribution model continues to grow and become more critical for solution providers looking to scale and thrive during the shift. 

“Chad has excelled as a problem solver, a business partner, and an invaluable extension of my team for many years,” said Tricia Ward, President of NetSource Group. “He is, hands down, one of the most dependable channel managers in the industry and I can’t wait to work with him in an even larger capacity now that he’s with Intelisys.”

Intelisys Cloud Services University Launches Cloud Sales Certification Program

 

Intelisys Cloud Services University Launches Cloud Sales Certification Program

 The Only Cloud Certification Program Built Exclusively for Channel Sales Professionals

 Petaluma, CA (February 18, 2015) – Intelisys Communications, Inc., the nation’s leading Technology Services Distributor, today announced the launch of their new Intelisys Cloud Services University website that offers Telecom Agents, IT Solution Providers, MSPs and VARs multiple certification tracks and Cloud sales training. The certification program is complimentary for a limited time and attendees will have no obligation to become an Intelisys Sales Partner. These exciting programs are just one of the differentiators Intelisys has continued to offer.

Intelisys Cloud Services University is the only online education center built exclusively for Channel sales professionals. The new University is significant for everyone in the Channel, because in 2014, 89% of Intelisys Sales Partner Cloud wins came from those who participated in the Intelisys Cloud Services University. The evidence is clear: Cloud education leads to more sales.

Intelisys is partnering with over 40 experts from the nation’s leading Cloud Suppliers to offer certifications for 6 tracks:

  •  Telecom Solutions Professional
  •  Advanced Data Networking Solutions Professional
  •  UCaaS Solutions Professional
  •  Network and Data Security Professional
  •  Cloud Computing Solutions Professional
  •  Advanced IT Management Professional

The Telecom Sales Professional Certification is now live, and will be followed by the Cloud Computing Sales Professional Certification launching March 16, 2015.

“The epic shift to the Cloud is growing exponentially, and as more professionals enter the arena, it’s becoming more challenging for end users to differentiate the good Sales Partners from the great ones,” said Intelisys’ President Jay Bradley. “These certification tracks allow those Sales Partners who put in the time to learn best practices to truly stand out from their competition and subsequently sell more Cloud services.”

Intelisys Cloud Services University is headed by Andrew Pryfogle, Senior Vice President of Cloud Transformation at Intelisys. Pryfogle is an early pioneer in Cloud technology adoption and a thought-leader in the industry. 

“Intelisys Cloud Services University 2014 was a huge success, and we recognized the demand to expand it,” said Pryfogle.  “This certification program will empower everyone in the Channel committed to learning best practices to benefit. We’re in a window now where we’re not charging for the certifications because we know that a win for one company in the Channel, is really a win for everyone…rising tides raise all ships.”

Intelisys is Recognized as a 2014 Top Performer By CenturyLink Channel Alliance, CenturyLink’s Indirect Sales Channel Program

Intelisys is Recognized as a 2014 Top Performer by CenturyLink Channel Alliance, CenturyLink’s Indirect Sales Channel Program 

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Technology Services Distributor Wins 4 Awards at AllianceEXPO

 


Petaluma, CA (February 10, 2015) – Intelisys Communications Inc. was honored by CenturyLink Channel Alliance as a 2014 top performing indirect sales channel member at AllianceEXPO, CenturyLink’s annual channel ecosystem summit, held Jan. 13-15 in Denver.


Intelisys won 4 awards, including Top Large Deal Partner, Highest Sales Attainment, Highest Revenue Growth Partner and Top Non-Channel Integrated (NCI) Seller among members of the Alliance’s Premier Elite tier, which is the program’s highest membership level for companies that generate $2.5 million or more in monthly billed revenue from CenturyLink’s services. Non-Channel Integrated sales are deals the member closed independently without working with a CenturyLink sales professional.   


“We are humbled and grateful to win these four prestigious CenturyLink awards,” said Carol Beering, Senior Vice President, Sales Operations at Intelisys.  “The real credit goes to our Sales Partners who are growing at unbelievable rates and consistently raising the bar for everyone in the Channel. Our Sales Partners continue to confidently sell CenturyLink solutions because of the integrity of the organization and the high quality of their products and services.”


The annual CenturyLink Channel Alliance member awards recognize excellence in sales, customer service and technology expertise demonstrated by integrating and selling communications and IT services including voice, data networking, hosting, cloud services and managed services.


“We congratulate and thank Intelisys for its outstanding sales performance and customer dedication in 2014,” said Blake Wetzel, vice president of CenturyLink Channel Alliance. “With CenturyLink’s solutions portfolio, the Channel Alliance members winning our 2014 performance awards are exceeding our expectations and evolving their capabilities to fit how enterprises purchase and consume IT services today.” 

 

Intelisys Adds Stacey Pompei to Executive Management Team as VP of Supplier Management and General Counsel

  Pompei Joins Fast Growing Technology Services Distributor After 14-Year Partnership  

Intelisys has added Stacey Pompei to its executive management team as Vice President of Supplier Management and General Counsel.

Ms. Pompei joins Intelisys from a private legal practice and will report directly to Carol Beering, Senior Vice President of Sales Operations.  

Pompei is a corporate attorney and has provided legal and business consulting services to start-up and established companies in the finance, internet, software and telecommunication industries for more than 20 years. She has worked with Intelisys and other businesses in the Channel for the past 14 years.  

“After serving as a business partner to Intelisys for many years, I am delighted to join the team full-time to support our Sales Partners in all aspects of their business growth,” Pompei said. “Intelisys has built a solid reputation with its Sales Partners and Supplier Partners as a successful and trusted company and I can’t wait to help the entire company continue growing at unprecedented rates.”

Pompei likes to think of herself as an attorney with the mindset of a business person. Her specialties include contract review, drafting and negotiation; corporate books and record keeping; trademark applications; litigation management.

Stacey was the natural choice to fill this new role at Intelisys because she understands our business and has played a role in our success for many years,” said Carol Beering, Senior Vice President, Sales Operations. “Her legal and business expertise will be a huge benefit to our Sales Partners and help our community raise the standard of how business telecommunications services are bought and sold in the Channel.”

 “Stacey has been an integral part in helping Intelisys approach the $100M milestone, whether through providing legal and business services, strengthening relationships with our Supplier Partners and Sales Partners, or by being a key sounding board for our management team over the years,” said Intelisys Co-Founder Rick Dellar. “Stacey will have an immediate impact and I couldn’t be more excited to have her on board. This is a huge win for our Sales Partner community.”

 Pompei has a BA from University of California, Davis and a JD from Santa Clara University, School of Law. She is a member of the California Bar Association.

Mark Phaneuf Joins Intelisys Team – Supporting New England Region

 

Intelisys today announed the hiring of Mark Phaneuf as Senior Manager, Strategic Partner Development, for the New England Region.  Phaneuf will report to Justin Marano, Director of Partner Sales in the Northeastern Region.

Phaneuf will serve Intelisys Sales Partners in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine by providing them with comprehensive business support.  In addition, Phaneuf will develop and execute recruitment initiatives to help grow Intelisys’ community of top producing Sales Partners.

“Our Sales Partners are a high-achieving community composed of passionate, committed professionals that thrive when supported with white-glove service,” said Rick Ribas, VP of Partner Sales & Development for Intelisys.  

“Mark’s leadership, track record of success, and his depth and breadth of industry experience are unparalleled. He’s an energizing veteran in the industry that will truly help our New England Sales Partners stand out in the ‘Sea of Sameness’,” Ribas continued.

Phaneuf comes to Intelisys from XO Communications, where he quickly progressed from Channel Manager to Partner Sales Manager. 

“I am so humbled to join this accomplished Intelisys team and support this region of Sales Partners that are trailblazing the quickly converging Channels,” Phaneuf said.  

“Supporting such a talented group of Sales Partners is an honor and a privilege and I’m extremely excited to support them in breaking through to new levels of success,” Phaneuf added.

Because the need for innovative telecom and IT solutions in the New England region is exploding, Intelisys is experiencing a surge of interest from telecom agents and VARs in the area.  This growth has prompted the demand for a talented new senior manager like Phaneuf.

“The New England Region is growing at an unprecedented rate,” Marano said. “I have admired Mark for years and couldn’t be more thrilled to work with him as he inspires our Sales Partner community to continue exceeding their most aggressive goals”.

 

Intelisys Hires Eddie Acosta to Support Sales Partners in the South Central Region

Intelisys Communications, Inc., the nation’s leading Technology Services Distributor, today announced the hiring of Eddie Acosta as Senior Manager, Strategic Partner Development for the South Central Region.  Acosta will serve Intelisys’ Sales Partners in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kansas and Arkansas.

In his new role Acosta will recruit new Sales Partners, supporting all facets of their businesses including business development, strategic planning, and best-practices education. In doing so, Acosta will draw from his nearly 15 years of experience in telecom and IT Channel sales, business development, and sales management.

Acosta will be based in Texas and will report to Brandon Smith, Director of Partner Sales for the Central Region.

“Eddie’s reputation as a top-producer in this community is truly remarkable,” Smith said. “He has the depth of knowledge and experience to assist our Sales Partners in growing their businesses to unprecedented heights.  Words can’t describe my excitement in inviting Eddie to the Intelisys team.”

As more telecom agents and IT Solution Providers leverage Intelisys’ financial programs, training resources, and support systems, their Sales Partner community continues to grow at unprecedented rates, especially in the South Central Region.  Acosta’s new role was created to serve this expanding Sales Partner community.

“I am thrilled to join the Intelisys team and am passionate about supporting our Sales Partners in all aspects of their business growth,” Acosta said. “Intelisys Sales Partners are renowned for being the highest-achieving in the industry, and I’m humbled and grateful to support them in helping them achieve their goals.”

Acosta most recently was a National Account Director with Windstream Communications. His rich industry experience includes sales and management positions at XO Communications and Zayo Group, among others.  In 2012 Channel Partners named Acosta one of the Top 15 Channel Managers of the Year.

Subsidium Technologies Earns 2nd Prestigious Award with Intelisys

Subsidium TechnologiesWe recently announced that Intelisys Sales Partner Subsidium Technologies received the Platinum Award for achieving $1 million in recurring monthly billings.  They’ve now beat out some extremely fierce competition to take home another top Intelisys honor this year.  This time, it’s for Overall Top Growth in 2014.

“This accomplishment is about much more than Subsidium’s unprecedented growth,” said Rick Ribas, VP of Partner Sales & Development for Intelisys. “It proves that when a company is dedicated to customer service, quality of solutions, and long-term relationships, the sky becomes the limit. We’re thrilled for the Subsidium Technologies team.”

To learn more about Subsidium Technologies and their awards streak, click here.

5th Sales Partner Surpasses $1M in Monthly Billings

D&M Enterprise Group can now be added to the elite ranks of Intelisys Sales Partners who have achieved the milestone of $1,000,000 in recurring monthly billings.

D&M Enterprise Group has a long-standing history with Intelisys.  They joined Intelisys as a Sales Partner the same year that they opened for business (2001), they have been a Club TPC winner for six years in a row, and the president, Steven Gerhardt, is an Intelisys Advisory Board member.

“D&M’s success is built entirely upon one thing—providing our customers with unrivaled customer service,” said Gerhardt.  “We simply could not provide them this level of service without the Intelisys team fighting for us every day."

To find out more about D&M Enterprise Group’s achievement, click here.

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Latest Supplier Partner Added to Intelisys Roster

ViaWestIntelisys announced today that ViaWest is the latest service provider to be added to their Supplier Partner portfolio.

“Intelisys is dedicated to providing our Sales Partners with trusted sources to meet their IT requirements, and through ViaWest’s data center, managed hosting and Cloud services we can enable them with innovative technology and resources,” said Mike McKenney, Vice President of Partner Sales and Business Development for Intelisys.

To learn more about Intelisys’ latest supplier partnership, click here.

Supplier Partners: The #1 Reason to Go to Cloud Partners This Year

LanYap Networks announced yesterday that Intelisys has donated one of their Club TPC trips to their Masks and Martinis charity auction event being held at this year’s Cloud Partners in New Orleans.  All proceeds from the auction go to Raintree House.

This will be the first time the Intelisys Club TPC trip will be available to a Supplier Partner.  The winning bidder will be joining the Sales Partner attendees for a three-day trip to Costa Rica from January 17 to 20, 2015.

For more on the auction, charity, and Intelisys’ participation, click here.