Intelisys Focuses On Channel Convergence with Applefield Hire

California-based master agency Intelisys has hired Aric Applefield as director of strategic programs, with a special focus on channel convergence.

“Intelisys is leading the way as the IT Solution Provider and Telco Agent channels are converging,” said Andrew Pryfogle, senior vice president and general manager of cloud services and complex bids. “Aric is a strategic addition to the team as we continue this momentum.”

Applefield’s duties will include managing and further developing Cloud Services University, an educational institution launched in 2012 aimed at teaching telecom agents and VARs alike how to successfully sell cloud services. He will also focus on continuing to develop the Channel Alignment Program, which facilitates the partnering of VARs and IT solution providers with qualified Intelisys sales sartners, and will also focus on developing other ways to strategically partner with IT providers.

Applefield brings more than 13 years of industry experience to his new role, most recently serving as COO for SimpleSignal. He will report to

“Aric is a true cloud pioneer and a veteran of the channel,” said Pryfogle. “We are excited to have someone of his caliber join the Intelisys team.”

“I’m honored to join such a forward thinking company during a turning point in the industry,” said Applefield. “I’m looking forward to assisting the Intelisys sales partners in any way I can to thrive as the world shifts to cloud services.”

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