Master agency Intelisys has hired G.R. Heryford as senior manager, Strategic Partner Development, Northwest Region.
Based out of the Seattle area, Heryford will support Intelisys sales partners in Washington and Oregon. He will report to J.R. Cook, SVP, West Region.
“We are experiencing explosive growth throughout the Northwest, and our sales partners are seeking dedicated, regional support,” said Cook. “With nearly 20 years of telecom experience in the Northwest market, G.R. brings a wealth of knowledge and meaningful relationships to Intelisys.”
Heryford, a 20-year telecom industry veteran, has spent the last seven years in channel management, most recently supporting VARs and agents as channel manager/broker for Trinity Network Solutions. Previous to his tenure there, Heryford held channel management roles with Wave Broadband and Integra Telecom. Heryford was also founder of two telecom agencies, Xtend Networks and Data Link Communications.
“On the carrier side, you only can offer what the carrier has to offer. The intrinsic feeling of satisfaction that results from helping partners find the right solutions was missing,” said Heryford. “Intelisys has a remarkable portfolio. I am excited to apply my knowledge both as a carrier rep and as an Intelisys sales partner to deliver the best possible solutions and support to my sales partners in the Northwest.”