Intelisys Kicks Off International Expansion

Intelisys Communications has secured the services of European telecom channel veteran Stephen Hackett in a move that solidifies its entry into the international market.

Intelisys is on-boarding new partners to offer telecom, connectivity and cloud services to business customers around the globe, with dedicated international support in the UK.

“Cloud has made the world flat again,” said Ernie Ortega, chief revenue officer for Colt, an international Intelisys supplier partner that provides network and communications services to businesses across Europe, Asia and North America. “We feel very positive about Intelisys expanding its successful sales partner model internationally, and we recognize twofold opportunities: firstly, to continue to enable the U.S. enterprises to expand their reach outside the borders of the United States, and secondly to gain access to a brand new European sales partner community who can help their customers wanting to procure both local services and International services, including back in the United States.”

“We at Intelisys pride ourselves on supporting the top producers in the industry,” said Dana Topping, Intelisys co-owner. “We owe it to those future sales partners in the UK to have a local presence that embodies the Intelisys DNA and commitment to the channel, but also clearly understands the uniqueness of that market. Identifying Stephen as the right person to undertake this exciting challenge was the most important first step.”

Hackett is a 15-year telecom industry veteran based in the UK, with extensive experience crafting and implementing compelling partner-facing strategies for development of industry programs via indirect sales channels. He most recently served as channel sales manager for NFON, Europe’s leading provider of cloud telecommunications services. Additionally, he has held senior roles with Gamma Business Communications, Orange Business Services, Level 3 Communications and Telstra Europe.