ChannelVision Magazine

icymi Broadvoice has tapped Vincent Mussumeci as senior channel manag- er. His appointment follows the recent additions of Alan Kaplan and Randy Greene as channel managers to fur- ther support Broadvoice’s expanding channel program. Mussumeci has worked in the tele- com industry for 20 years as a UCaaS reseller, account executive and chan- nel manager. Prior to joining Broad- voice, he spent several years with 8x8. As senior channel manager, Mussu- meci will look to further grow Broad- voice’s presence in Northern California and the Northwest. Women in the Channel (WiC), a not-for-profit organization focused on accelerating the growth of female chan- nel leaders in technology, announced changes to its leadership team, including a new president, new officers and two new members of the Board of Directors. Longtime WiC board member Stacy Conrad, vice president of channel sales at Fusion, is WiC’s new president. Con- rad succeeds Hilary Gadda, director of national channel development for TPx, who held the role for the past two years. Conrad has been a member of WiC since it was founded in 2010 and a member of the WiC Board of Directors since 2015. In addition, she is a past chair of Education Committee, and the current and inaugu- ral chair of the Local Chapters Commit- tee, which seeks to deliver WiC benefits to members in their communities and drive growth in WiC membership. Shaquille Fontenot, director of mar- keting at Converged Network Services Group (CNSG), and Michelle Kadlacek, senior director of the Enterprise Chan- nel Partner Program at Spectrum, have joined the WiC Board of Directors. Both are serving two-year terms, beginning Jan. 1, 2018. They join WiC’s continu- ing board members, including Rebecca Rosen, vice president of marketing for Broadvoice; Helene Kidary, vice president of channel sales for OnSIP; Raquel Wiley, senior channel marketing manager for TPx; and Amy Bailey, vice president of marketing for Telarus. In addition to Conrad as president, the WiC’s new officers include Rosen as vice president and treasurer, and Kidary as secretary. Khali Henderson, senior partner of BuzzTheory Strategies, also completed her two-year term on the board. She continues in her role as chair of the Communications Committee and member of the Newsletter and Events Planning committees. Gadda, who relinquishes her seat on the Board of Directors, continues in her role as co-chair of the Outreach Committee. AireSpring announced that eSign capabilities have been added to its real-time online QuoteSpring proposal creation and quoting tool. AireSpring has fully automated eSign capabilities within QuoteSpring to automatically generate and distribute eSignable order forms enabling channel partners to complete proposals for service in hours instead of days, said the company. Partners and customers can choose to take advantage of this optional fea- ture to sign and submit order forms and proposals. At the same time, agents will retain the familiar quoting process they are accustomed to using. As a result, AireSpring said processing time will be greatly reduced and there will be fewer delays resulting from poor handwriting, low-quality scans, skipped pages and other obstacles. The eSign function is easily accessed under the Quotes tab on the AireSpring back office por- tal, agentStar, where agents can also download new rates and commissions. “As a result of tight integration via APIs, AireSpring partners can now offer the security and reliability of eSign capabilities to their clients and experience accelerated workflow with the ability to sign order forms in just a few clicks,” said Daniel Lonstein, COO of AireSpring. BullsEye Telecom Launches Site Survey for Digital Services Michigan-based BullsEye Telecom launched a new on-site assessment product that provides companies with a holistic view of their existing connectivity capabilities to more efficiently implement the latest VoIP and SD-WAN technolo- gies. Conducted by an experienced team of field engineers, Site Survey for Digital Services utilizes precise analysis and measurement tools to implement a com- prehensive network examination and deliver an easy-to-digest report with key information that helps businesses make informed decisions.  The service assesses a full range of network components, including broadband connection (including packet loss and jitter); Mean Opinion Score (MOS); firewall and assessment of ports; speed review for VoIP and internet traffic; line inventory; and inside wiring requirements.  “As more companies are looking to transition away from analog POTS lines to VoIP and UCaaS solutions, it is critical to have a clear understanding of how their existing network infrastructure performs. This is especially important for businesses using MPLS. The Site Survey for Digital Services essentially augments already-full MPLS networks and allows IT resources to better understand application, prioritization, and need for bandwidth,” said Dan Spring- ston, vice president of field operations at BullsEye Telecom. Broadvoice Hires Senior Channel Manager Women in the Channel Names 2018 Leadership AireSpring Adds eSign to Online Quoting Tool Channel Vision | January - February, 2018 52