Broadvoice’s Tessley Smith Recognized as 2018 CRN Channel Chief
LOS ANGELES — February 12, 2018 — Broadvoice®, an award-winning provider of hosted voice, unified communications (UC) and SIP Trunking services for businesses, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Tessley Smith, vice president of channel at Broadvoice, to its prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners.
Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.
“The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel,” said Robert Faletra, executive chairman of The Channel Company. “These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”
CRN honored Smith, an industry veteran with 20 years of sales management experience, for his role in expanding Broadvoice’s channel nationwide, doubling the channel staff with the addition of more regional channel managers and a new team of partner sales managers who manage the quote-to-order process for Broadvoice sales partners. The expansion largely contributed to Broadvoice tripling the number of sales partners and doubling partner revenue in 2017.
“Tessley has been instrumental in identifying and implementing people and processes to support our partners as they transition to cloud-based solutions,” said Sam Ghahremanpour, president of Broadvoice. “These initiatives have helped secure Broadvoice’s position as a channel-first organization and accelerated the growth of our partner program. We expect the momentum to continue in 2018.”
The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, Broadvoice is a premier provider of hosted voice and data products. Utilizing the latest technology, Broadvoice helps consumers and businesses achieve higher call quality and faster internet speeds while reducing their overall costs and improving efficiency. The company continuously designs and implements new features and services that allow companies to focus on their business. Broadvoice has repeatedly been ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 and Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. More information about the company is available at www.broadvoice.biz
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