Broadvoice Names Ecessa Vet as Channel Chief

Broadvoice has tapped Eric Brooker as its channel chief.

Brooker’s appointment (official title: director of channel) follows the recent additions of Vincent Mussumeci as senior channel manager and industry veterans Alan Kaplan and Randy Greene as regional channel managers to further support Broadvoice’s expanding channel program for its suite of cloud communications services.

Brooker brings nearly 20 years of industry experience in channel-related sales leadership positions. Prior to joining Broadvoice, he most notably headed the channel program for Ecessa, an SD-WAN manufacturer. Brooker also has held leadership positions at Viasat, ShoreTel and McLeodUSA (now Windstream).

“We’re extremely delighted to add Eric to our team,” said Tessley Smith, vice president of channel for Broadvoice. “With our rapid growth and expansion, it was essential for us to find the right person. Eric is a high-energy guy, and his enthusiasm is infectious. He has a proven track record of developing channel strategies and supporting channel partner success, and I know his experience and talents will benefit all of our partners across the country.”

As director of channel, Brooker will work with regional channel managers to execute territory strategies as well as identify, recruit and cultivate strategic partner alliances that align with Broadvoice and support its growth and market expansion.

“I am thrilled to be joining the team at Broadvoice,” said Brooker. “The culture, products and channel-friendly philosophy really drew me in. Broadvoice is strong financially yet small enough to be nimble and work hand-in-hand with partners and clients to deliver an amazing experience, and its products are terrific. It’s a great time to be in the UC space, and I’m truly excited to be a part of a company that has such a bright future.”