First-Ever Cloud Evangelist Hired to Meet Sky-Rocketing Demand for Cloud Education
Petaluma, CA (February 28, 2017) – Intelisys Inc., a ScanSource company and the nation’s leading Technology Services Distributor, has hired Brandon Knight as Cloud Evangelist. Knight will deliver practical, actionable resources and content to meet the burgeoning demand for cloud education from Intelisys Sales Partners. He will report to Andrew Pryfogle, SVP of Cloud Transformation.
“We’ve seen enormous growth in the cloud industry, and with it has come an insatiable appetite for knowledge from our Sales Partner community,” said Pryfogle. “As Cloud Evangelist, Brandon adds a unique and important voice to the conversation around cloud. His ability to connect with Sales Partners, and clearly communicate technical ideas that Partners can apply right away, will ultimately transform their cloud practices and move the needle.”
Knight will have multiple touch points with Intelisys Sales Partners in this new role, participating heavily in the development and delivery of Cloud Services University (iCSU content); Intelisys live education events, such as Mindshares, Super9 and Channel Connect; and direct communication with Sales Partners as they navigate larger cloud deals. Knight’s ability to look at an outwardly simple deal or solution and identify additional points of entry for revenue and customer stickiness will be a huge benefit to the Intelisys community, as he assists in developing that same skill in Sales Partners.
A 27-year cloud, telecom and contact center industry veteran, with a significant PaaS and SaaS background, Knight is the Founder and President of the consulting company Exceptional Contact Centers, and an Intelisys Sales Partner. Previous to his tenure with Exceptional Contact Centers, Knight served multiple leadership roles as Vice President/Contact Center Operations with Novation Companies, overseeing three subsidiaries owned by the company, including UC Cloud Provider Corvisa Cloud. Knight has also held several management roles with Humana, Inc., Healthesystems, Inc., The Travelers Companies, Inc., and Sprint PCS. In addition, his role as a cloud and telecom consultant with Elite Management Consultants for eight years grants him a uniquely valuable perspective in the Cloud Evangelist role.
“I want our Sales Partners to see me as a resource that will assist them with them growing their companies, moving up-market, and taking advantage of all available opportunities,” said Knight. “The shift to convergence between the IT and telecom channels has opened the door to unlimited opportunity. Education is the foundation upon which Partners will build successful cloud businesses.”
Knight’s expertise positions him as an extensive cloud expert, with a proven record in business process optimization and utilizing technology solutions to enable workforce optimization. His industry reputation has led to him to be tapped many times in his career as keynote speaker, panelist, webinar host and trainer in the cloud and telecom industries. Knight was selected by Intelisys, in part, for his substantial leadership skills, a deep understanding of operational efficiencies and strategies, and his rare talent for presenting complex technical concepts in practical, actionable ways.
“In order to fully support the growth of our Sales Partners, Intelisys is dedicated to adding exceptional talent to meet the exploding demand for top-notch education,” Pryfogle noted. “We asked, ‘What can we do for our Partner community that will have the greatest impact in terms of growth?’ Brandon will have that impact.”
“To be the best, you want to work with the best,” said Knight. “Everyone wants to play on a championship team. It is an honor to be on the Intelisys team working with the industry’s top producing Sales Partners. I’m here to help our Sales Partners win that championship ring.”
Intelisys, a ScanSource company, is the nation’s leading Technology Services Distributor of business communications services, including voice, data, access, cable, collaboration, wireless and cloud. Intelisys is dedicated to one thing – serving the needs and accelerating the success of the industry’s top producing telecom sales agents, IT Solution Providers, VARs, MSPs and integrators, as they leverage the power of recurring revenue in their businesses.
Today Intelisys is leading the way as its Sales Partners make the pivot and experience the shift away from traditional telco services into a new era of cloud-based solutions. Under contract with more than 130 of the world’s leading telecom carriers, cloud services providers and technology partners, Intelisys delivers the services end users demand exclusively through a network of Sales Partners, supporting those Sales Partners via the most exceptional back office support team ever assembled in the channel. To learn more, visit www.Intelisys.com or talk to Intelisys at 800-615-8330.
Intelisys was acquired by ScanSource, a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, in August of 2016. www.scansource.com
Marketing Communications Manager, Intelisys