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Intelisys talks up channel success after landing in Europe

United Kingdom: cloud VAD Intelisys claims that it has made an impression on the EMEA market since its launch in April last year, claiming to have signed up more than 40 partners across the region. The California-headquartered firm first announced plans to break into the EMEA market in April last year after opening a headquarters in the UK to act as a launch pad for the wider region. Intelisys claims that it has signed up more than 40 partners across EMEA to its programme since its regional launch. The latest three firms to sign up are telecom firms UTelecom, PrimeTel and Allumno.

Stephen Hackett, managing director at Intelisys Global said: "we continue to be delighted with the positive reaction our technology services distributor model has received from the UK channel community. What's clear is that selling cloud-based solutions is very different to selling traditional telecoms or IT systems, and firms such as UTelcom, Primetel and Allumno recognise that they need a new kind of approach to succeed - that's where Intelisys Global can help." (source: Channelnomics Europe).

Intelisys engages Stephen Hackett to launch European office

American VAD Intelisys Communications has secured the services of European telecom channel veteran Stephen Hackett in a move that solidifies its entry into the international market and opens the doors for Intelisys to expand outside of the United States to support a new community of Sales Partners as they sell telecom, connectivity and cloud services to business customers around the globe, with dedicated international support in the United Kingdom and potential additional ventures in Germany and the Netherlands.

"Cloud has made the world flat again", said Ernie Ortega, Chief Revenue Officer for Colt, an international Intelisys Supplier Partner that provides world-class network and communications services to businesses across Europe, Asia and North America. "We feel very positive about Intelisys expanding its successful Sales Partner model internationally, and we recognize twofold opportunities: firstly, to continue to enable the US Enterprises to expand their reach outside the borders of the United States, and secondly to gain access to a brand new European Sales Partner community who can help their customers wanting to procure both local services and International services, including back in the United States."

"We at Intelisys pride ourselves on supporting the Top Producers in the industry", said Dana Topping, Intelisys Co-Owner. "We owe it to those future Sales Partners in the UK to have a local presence that embodies the Intelisys DNA and commitment to the channel, but also clearly understands the uniqueness of that market. Identifying Stephen as the right person to undertake this exciting challenge was the most important first step."

Stephen Hackett is a 15-year telecom industry veteran based in the UK, with extensive experience crafting and implementing compelling partner-facing strategies for development of industry programs via indirect sales channels. He has most recently served as Channel Sales Manager for NFON, Europe's leading provider of cloud telecommunications services. Additionally, he has held senior roles with Gamma Business Communications, Orange Business Services, Level 3 Communications and Telstra Europe.

"I have witnessed many carriers attempt to mirror the US two-tier distribution channel model internationally, which is increasingly important due to the growth of cloud technology", said Craig Schlagbaum, Vice President, Indirect Channels for Comcast Business, an Intelisys Supplier Partner. "Intelisys can answer the increased demand and facilitate with suppliers and customers to procure services to support this important distribution channel. The hiring of a UK-based, seasoned professional like Stephen Hackett to expand the Intelisys community into Europe and beyond is an important step in growing this type of international program."

The current wholesale/resale model across Europe leaves independent sales agents in the position of having to research, approach and request commissions from individual carriers on a case-by-case basis, meaning the majority are able to partner with and sell only a very small number of carriers. Meanwhile, says Hackett, those carriers have to "turn rocks" to identify viable Sales Partners.

"Intelisys has become the bridge that will make this alternate distribution model a reality outside of the United States", said Hackett. "The immediate challenge is also our greatest initial opportunity – gaining access to the bevy of talented independent telecom and cloud sales agents dispersed throughout Europe. I am delighted and honored to assist Intelisys in the facilitation of this great venture."

"This move not only represents a substantial opportunity for our International Supplier and Sales Partners that will be supported out of the UK, but also opportunities for our existing Suppliers and Sales Partners in the US", said SVP of Business Development for Intelisys, JR Cook, who has been leading the motion of international expansion for the technology services distributor. "Imagine a community of Sales Partners in the UK supporting customers who have communications needs in the US, who now have an avenue to work with our Domestic Suppliers to both secure those services and be compensated. I imagine we will see many of our existing Sales Partners also expand their presence internationally to grow their businesses. Together with Stephen's direction, we are going to do what Intelisys does best – open the doors of opportunity for the Top Sales Partners, not just in the US, but the world!"

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Intelisys Global Ltd

Intelisys Global Ltd
2nd Floor
10 Chiswell Street
EC1Y 4UQ London
United Kingdom
Phone : +44-7825095395
Website : http://www.intelisys.com


Managing director : Mr Dana Topping
Managing director : Mr Rick Sheldon
Managing director : Mr Richard Dellar
General manager : Mr Stephen Hackett


Creation year : 2016
Company registration number : 10099716
VAT number : GB 240 0836 42
Active resellers : 50
Indirect turnover : 100%
VAD : Services and cloud computing
Main brands : Avaya, Colt Telecom, GTT, Mitel, RingCentral
Clients : Buying groups, dealers, IT consulting, system integrators and VARs, service providers, specialized and corporate resellers, telecom operators
Employees : 5 people


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Netsafe Solutions Hravtska d.o.o. -  Croatia - VAD
Netsafe Solutions Bulgaria e.o.o.d. -  Bulgaria - VAD
Netsafe Solutions Srl -  Romania - VAD
Arrow ECS Slovakia s r.o. -  Slovakia - VAD
Share Distribuzione Srl -  Italy - VAD
Ignition Technology Sub-Saharan Africa -  South Africa - VAD
Ignition Technology ME -  United Arab Emirates - VAD
Ignition Technology France -  France - VAD
Kosmotech (KSM YuA TOV) -  Ukraine - Specialist

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