Intelisys Green Team Raised Over $2k for Human Race & BBQ


Have you heard of the Intelisys Green Team? We are a group of Intelisys employees who work hard to make a difference in our local community.  We participate in projects to educate our colleagues on the importance of being environmentally friendly while having fun at the same time!

One of our latest endeavors was a fundraiser for the Human Race & BBQ in May. Our goal was to raise $1500, but thanks to all the generous donations, we raised $2170.37!!! This was the second highest amount raised, so great job everyone!

Below are some pictures we took at the event:

Intelisys Cloud Services University Coming Soon to a City Near You!


Close More Deals with Our Free Educational Seminars
Did you know Intelisys has launched Cloud Services University? We’ve designed each seminar to bring you the exact information you need to be as successful as possible at selling Cloud services. Classes are held at Polycom Learning Centers throughout the country. Below is some detailed information on our next event, as well the schedule for the next couple of months. Stay tuned as we add workshops near you!

Join us for our next workshop!
Tuesday June 26, 2012 – Cloud Sales Workshop – Hosted VoIP 101
  • Hosted vs. Premised – learn the differences and key advantages of hosted VoIP versus premised-based alternatives
  • VoIP done right – not all VoIP is equal, recognize the pitfalls to VoIP, and where it blows up
  • LAN considerations – ensuring that the customers LAN is VoIP ready
  • Portfolio overview – identify who fits where – no one VoIP provider is the perfect fit for every customer, where each supplier fits best
  • Identifying and qualifying those customers who are an ideal fit for a hosted solution – where we are winning
Upcoming workshops. Click on the links for more detailed info:




Here’s what one attendee had to say: “The Cloud Sales Workshop was a very effective event.  The format was energetic and collaborative, and the content critical to building a foundation for future workshops.  Well worth my time!” - Rich Piquett



Meet Our New Channel Managers!

Please help us welcome Samantha and Brandon!

We’d like to introduce you to the newest members of the Intelisys family, Samantha and Brandon, brought on board to help support you, our valued Partners.

Samantha Burkhalter has joined us as Sr. Channel Manager- Western Region. 


Meet Samantha…


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Samantha brings over ten years of sales, sales management and channel experience to her new assignment with Intelisys.  Most recently, Samantha served as our Channel Manager at cloud services supplier, RapidScale, where she was responsible for building out their agent channel and led the program to achieve “Rapid” growth since its inception in 2009.  Prior to RapidScale, Samantha enjoyed great success with several telecom companies including Paetec, XO, Telcombrokers and Broadband Office.


Brandon Smith has also joined Intelisys as Sr. Manager, Strategic Partner Development- Central Region. 


Meet Brandon…


Brandon Smith

Brandon has enjoyed a stellar career in telecom for over thirteen years.  He’s made tremendous contributions to several organizations, including Birch Telecom, Cbeyond, XO and most recently Paetec/Windstream where he was a consistent Top Performer as VP of the Southwest Region over the last four years.


Brandon will own the Central Region which includes TX, OK, LA, AR, KS, MO, NE, IA, IL, IN, MI, WI, MN, ND & SD.  


Please join us in welcoming our newest colleague to the Intelisys family. They are very excited to get to know you and to help you reach all your sales goals.


Welcome aboard, Samantha and Brandon!

Your 2012 Channel Connect Itinerary

We hope you’ve marked your calendar to join us October 3-5 in San Francisco for our annual Channel Connect event! We’re certainly looking forward to hosting another fantastic event filled with educational sessions, networking and fun. Below is a more detailed itinerary of the happenings during the week. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday October 3

9:00 am – 3:00 pm Intelisys Cloud Services Presentations and Trainings

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome Reception & Supplier Fair


Thursday October 4

7:30 am – 8:30 am Breakfast and Special Presentation

8:30 am – 3:30 pm General Session 

3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Supplier Dash – NEW!


Friday October 5

8:00 am – 10:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Activities: Spa Day, Golf Tournament, 2 Wine Tours, SF Bay and Land Tour

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception

7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Dinner and Awards

10:00 pm to 1 am Entertainment