Intelisys Adds Level 3 Vet to Channel Management Team

Intelisys has added Brian Hou as senior manager, Strategic Partner Development, West Region, to its growing team.

Hou, a 10-year telecom industry veteran with more than 20 years of sales experience, will support sales partners in Northern Nevada and Northern California, and will report to J.R. Cook, SVP, West Region.

Most recently, Hou held a national channel manager position at Level 3 Communications for two years, which was preceded by his six-year role serving as senior channel manager with TW Telecom. He has a great deal of experience in both telecommunications and hardware sales, and can deliver exceptional support and guidance to both VARs and traditional agent sales partners.

“We are committed to increasing support for our sales partners in the West region as they undergo tremendous growth,” said Cook, SVP. “Brian has built a trusted brand reputation in the channel through his exceptional support and willingness to go the extra mile for the Partner community. His passion for supporting sales partners, identifying new ways to help them grow their businesses, and driving resolutions makes him the perfect fit for Intelisys. As our partner community is poised to take advantage of the convergence between the IT and telecom channels, Brian’s strategic support will further bolster the growth of the Intelisys community.”

“I am proud to be working with the industry’s top-producing Sales Partners, and I am excited for the opportunity not only to provide strategic support to our most tenured partners, but to establish new partnerships with top performers,” Hou said. “I understand the challenges sales partners face as they build successful cloud practices. I’ve worked in sales for over 20 years, and on the carrier side for the last ten, where you are limited to offering what the carrier has to offer. Through Intelisys’ extensive supplier partner portfolio, I can now offer my sales partners the best solutions for their customers.”

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