MeetingZone strengthens channel team with two new appointments
~ Scott Somenthal joins as channel sales manager and Darren Anderson as pre-sales consultant to help support its channel growth ~
Thame, Oxon, UK: 9 June 2015 - Communications and collaboration specialist, MeetingZone, has further strengthened its channel partner team with the hire of two new people; Scott Somenthal joins MeetingZone’s Skype For Business team as channel manager while Darren Anderson comes on board as a pre-sales consultant. Both Scott and Darren will report directly to Andy Clark, MeetingZone’s general manager, Skype for Business, and will play key roles in expanding its channel partner programme.
Before joining MeetingZone, Scott’s past two roles as UC account director and UC sales manager were with Westcon and Westcoast respectively. During his time there, he was responsible for implementing and driving their UC Strategy with particular emphasis on Microsoft Lync. Following the recent launch of Skype for Business, Scott will become a key member of MeetingZone’s sales team. His role will see him focus on recruiting new partners for its successful channel partner programme.
“MeetingZone has built up a great reputation as a communications and collaboration specialist, so I’m pleased for the opportunity to work with such a well-respected company,” said Scott. “I’m looking forward to the new challenges this role will bring in building on the company’s success in the partner channel.”
With more than 10 years’ experience, Darren Anderson has held both technical and sales roles in the IT and telecoms sector. Prior to joining MeetingZone, he worked at AlwaysON, where he was instrumental in delivering sustainable and cost effective solutions to solve customer business issues for hosting, collaboration and cloud services. His role at MeetingZone will involve working closely with its Skype for Business sales teams and channel partners, to provide high-level pre-sales support and expertise on the deployment of its Unified Communication (UC) solutions.
“I’m looking forward to working with the Skype for Business sales teams here at MeetingZone,” said Darren. “It’s a great time to join and the right time to be part of building on the momentum already established in enhancing pre-sales support and advice for MeetingZone’s customers and partners.”
“It’s great to have Scott and Darren on board as we continue to grow and strengthen our Skype for Business Group” said Andy Clark, general manager, Skype for Business at MeetingZone. “With their proven track records working in the IT & Telecoms market, both bring first-hand understanding of the channel and customers, as well as business acumen. Both will be invaluable as we further grow our channel business.”
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MeetingZone, an independent communications and collaboration service provider, delivers easy to use, cost-effective, high-performance and integrated unified communications services to global organisations of all sizes, across all business sectors.
MeetingZone’s solutions improve internal and external business communications by quickly and easily bringing together remotely located people. MeetingZone’s HQ is located at Thame, Oxford, UK and has operations in Europe and North America. For more information visit: www.meetingzone.com.