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Intronis Launches Partner Success Organization, Taps Jasmine Lombardi to Lead


TN-66984 JasmineLombardi2013IntronisVPPartnerSuccessWe heard today from Intronis that the company has formed its Partner Success organization. Led by Jasmine Lombardi, vice president of partner success, the new team is responsible for simplifying and accelerating the success of Intronis' partners.

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8x8 Appoints Former Savi Technologies Executive as New CEO

vik vermaAs it enters its next phase of growth, 8x8, Inc. has appointed Vikram Verma as CEO, effective immediately. Former CEO Bryan Martin will assume the role of CTO and will continue as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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Jon Roskill Steps Down as Microsoft’s Channel Chief, Company Vet Phil Sorgen Named Successor

Jon Roskill MSFTIt’s been quite a week at Microsoft as it relates to personnel changes and announcements. First, Steve Ballmer, the company’s longtime CEO announced last Friday that he plans to retire in the coming year. Now, today, we heard from the tech giant that Channel Chief Jon Roskill (pictured) is stepping down from the position he served in for the last three years.

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Kaseya Appoints Former Oracle, NetSuite Execs to Leadership Roles

Kaseya logoKaseya said this morning that it has appointed a new CMO and CSO. The appointment of the company’s new CMO comes just a week after its former CMO, Bob Davis, parted ways with the company.

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independenceIT Announces Leadership Changes

iIT-logo-medindependenceIT has made some changes to its leadership team with MSP cloud services pioneer Jim Lippie promoted to CEO and corporate development veteran Seth Bostock as president and COO.

iIT’s flagship offering, the Cloud Workspace Suite, is widely recognized as the industry’s most comprehensive channel-only Desktop as a Service (DaaS) solution, delivering recurring revenue for VARs, ISPs and MSPs.

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Former LPI Managers Urvish Badiani, Nadia Karatsoreos headed to Datto

urvishWe heard today that more Level Platforms staffers have left the recently acquired company to join another channel-related vendor, Datto. This time it’s Urvish Badiani and Nadia Karatsoreos, who had both previously worked at LPI as Partner Development Managers. Badiani had been with LPI since 2006, and Karatsoreos was with the company for the last three years.

(Pictured): Former LPI Partner Development Managers Urvish Badiani and Nadia Karatsoreos will be joining Datto on August 12 in similar capacities.

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Intronis Hires New CMO to Further Growth, Partner Development Plans

It’s a big week for announcements in the channel as it relates to new hires and channel programs, and cloud backup provider Intronis is no exception. The company announced this morning that it has appointed Aaron Dun as its first-ever Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). In this newly created position, Dun will be tasked to further enable Intronis’ growth and partner development plans.

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Channel Advocate Tom Miller Joins Net@Work

Former head of Sage's Channel Program to lead Net@Work's Partner Development Practice; Miller to provide strategic direction to the company's Alliance Program and support to resellers, integrators and professional services firms looking to offer comprehensive business solutions to SMB customers.

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Former Cisco Exec Hired as Plantronics VP of Global Channel and Partner Marketing

Plantronics has hired former Cisco executive Erna Arnesen as vice president of Global Channel and Partner Marketing. Arnesen, who most recently was vice president of Global & Strategic Partners for Cisco Services, will now be tasked for developing Plantronics’ global channel and strategic alliance marketing strategies.

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IT Channel Vet Amy Luby Joins Mailprotector as Global VP of Sales & Marketing

We heard today from Amy Luby that she has joined Mailprotector as the company’s Global VP of Sales & Marketing. Virtual Connect Technologies, the company behind the Mailprotector brand of email security, management and hosting tools, announced today the hiring of Amy Luby as the company’s Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

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Zenith Infotech Veteran Maurice Saluan Joins EmeCloud as VP Sales

About a month or so ago, it was reported that Maurice Saluan, had stepped down from his position as VP of Sales at Zenith Infotech. I spoke with Saluan following the news, and he told me that he was in talks with a few companies, but was waiting for the best opportunity to come along. 

Well now, today, Maurice informed us that he has joined EmeCloud as VP of Sales. The Bradenton, FL-based company partners with IT Service Providers worldwide to help them capitalize on Cloud Computing opportunities; this could be a small, 5 user-environment to hundreds of users in multiple locations. EmeCloud’s clients enjoy the benefits of a unified solution where they can access their data in the cloud from anywhere.

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Kaspersky Lab Launches New Division for Public Sector Services

Kaspersky Lab, today announced it has added a new division known as the State, Local and EDucation (SLED) team. Following 25 percent growth in its public sector business in 2012, Kaspersky Lab launched this new team to meet the growing demand and help public sector organizations meet their growing IT and security challenges. 

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Friday Afternoon Club with: Rick Faulk, CEO, Intronis

Earlier this week, we reported that Intronis completed its search for a new CEO. Most of you in our community know that the BDR provider’s previous CEO, Kent Plunkett departed last fall. Since then, Jay Bolgatz, Intronis’ VP of Engineering had been filling in as interim CEO while a search committee sought out a new leader.

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dinCloud Hires Former Barnes and Noble Exec as CTO

dinCloud said earlier this week that it has hired Barry Weber as CTO. An IT veteran, Weber brings 30 years of IT experience in the retail, financial services, professional services, and high tech industries.

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Ingram Micro Promotes Kirk Robinson to Senior VP, Commercial Markets and Global Accounts

Ingram Micro Inc. said yesterday that it has promoted Kirk Robinson to senior vice president, commercial markets and global accounts, North America; according to the distributor, the promotion is effective immediately.

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Artisan Infrastructure Appoints VP, GM of Newly Formed Cloud ISV Biz Unit

Artisan Infrastructure yesterday said that it has appointed Mark Spowart as Vice President and General Manager of its newly formed OEM and ISV business unit. This business unit will leverage the success of Artisan Infrastructure’s wholesale only IaaS model by focusing on expanding existing and new relationships with leading equipment and top cloud ISVs.

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Former Microsoft Exec to Lead Cloud ERP Software Provider

Acumatica, a provider of cloud enterprise resource Planning (ERP) and financial software, said today that it has appointed former Microsoft CEO Yury Larichev as CEO, effective immediately.

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