MegaPath's Dan Foster Recognized as a Channel Chief by Everything Channels CRM Magazine
Industry and Channel Veteran Invigorates Company's Partner Program
COSTA MESA, CA – March 9, 2009 – MegaPath Inc., the leading provider of managed IP data, voice and security services in North America, today announced that Senior Vice President of Sales Dan Foster has been named a 2009 Channel Chief by CRN magazine. Mr. Foster was selected as a 2009 Channel Chief for his innovative approach and commitment to providing partners with the services and tools needed to meet their overall business objectives. CRN Channel Chiefs are recognized as influential executives who consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.
“Customers are king, and it’s important to cultivate those relationships by providing great service and with solutions that help them achieve their overall business objectives,” said Dan Foster, Senior Vice President of Sales at MegaPath. “Over the last year, MegaPath has seen significant growth in our channel partner program because we are bringing to market innovative voice and data communications services that address the growing demand for increased speed, reliability and quality that businesses require. I am truly honored to have received this recognition from my peers and CRN Magazine.”
Over the last year, Mr. Foster was instrumental in driving MegaPath’s growth as well as developing new strategies to invigorate the company’s Channel Partner program. Notable accomplishments include:
- Developing channel-friendly services such as Site-to-Site MPLS VPN, and Duet Voice and Data with support for analog PRI and SIP Trunking
- Creating a new partner program
- Doubling the partner base and building an upward trend in revenue
- Instituting a new Training and Certification program
- Launching a new Partner Portal providing partners with tools, information, complete listing of products and status reports on current orders
- Hiring dedicated marketing, sales support and business development personnel
This is the seventh consecutive year that CRN has developed the Channel Chief list. Top Channel Chiefs were chosen based on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.
“Effective channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel’s voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, SVP/Editorial Director, Everything Channel. “This year’s Channel Chiefs are strong channel advocates and we applaud them for their successful partner programs and strategies.”
For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, go to: http://www.crn.com/it-channel/214502185. The Channel Chief list was published in the February 23 issue.
About MegaPath Inc.
MegaPath is the leading provider of managed IP communications services in North America. MegaPath leverages its wide selection of broadband connectivity, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Voice over IP (VoIP) and security technologies to enable businesses to lower costs, increase security and enhance productivity. Businesses of all sizes can easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, branch offices, retail locations, mobile workers, and business partners. To learn more about why over 23,000 companies have chosen MegaPath’s managed IP data, voice and security services to improve their business communications, visit www.megapath.com or call 1-877-MegaPath (634-2728).
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United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.
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