Underscores Company’s Commitment to Provide Partners with Best Possible Support
Boulder, CO – February 24, 2020 – Voyant, a communications platform service provider to resellers and businesses, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named channel chief and executive director of enterprise sales, Brian Parsons, to its 2020 list of Channel Chiefs. This annual list recognizes the top vendor executives who continually demonstrate exemplary leadership, influence, innovation and growth for the IT channel.
The 2020 Channel Chiefs have shown outstanding commitment, an ability to lead, and a passion for progress within the channel through their partner programs. The Channel Chief honorees were chosen by the CRN editorial staff for their dedication, industry prestige and exceptional accomplishments in driving the channel agenda and evangelizing the importance of channel partnerships.
Brian Parsons has worked in the technology and telecom industry for the last 17 years, successfully guiding strategy and managing the indirect sales channel. His extensive indirect channel experience has allowed him to develop and build robust partner programs at several companies including TW Telecom, Cologix and Flexential. Most notably in 2015, he started and ran the channel program for an infrastructure as a service provider, Green House Data. He holds a BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University – Cox School of Business.
“Brian is one of our industry’s most influential leaders, and we are thrilled he made the Channel Chief list during his first year at Voyant,” said Matt Wilson, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Voyant. “During 2019 his quick-hitting contributions to the Voyant Partner Program, our team and partners had a positive impact on our business, which sets him apart from his peers.” Wilson added, “We look forward to Brian and his team delivering superior support to our partners, helping them win more deals, and building a strong recurring revenue stream.”
The Voyant Partner Program offers full channel integration with our direct sales team to ensure partners get the support they require. This program model allows Voyant to co-sell with all types of partners to achieve the best outcome for partner-driven opportunities. Voyant encourages partners to bring sales opportunities to the table and the Voyant team supports the partner with sales engineering, pre-sales project management and post-sales account management. The Voyant channel model creates an environment with virtually zero channel conflict where partners are supported in a manner that allows them to win business voice communication opportunities.
“The IT channel is undergoing constant evolution to meet customer demands and changing business environments,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Channel Chiefs work tirelessly, leading the industry forward through superior partner programs and strategies with a focus on helping solution providers transform and grow. Our team here at The Channel Company congratulates these outstanding individuals for their dedication to the channel.”
CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2020 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.
Voyant is an industry leading CPaaS and UCaaS service provider with the largest tier 1 voice network in the United States. Voyant offers a broad portfolio of API-enabled business communication services including unified communications, SIP trunking, messaging, fax and SD-WAN data services on top of our carrier network that serves more than 11,000 on-net rate centers reaching over 90% of the U.S. population. Voyant is privately held by GTCR and can be found at www.voyant.com.