National technology services distributor Intelisys has hired Brandon Knight as Cloud Evangelist. Knight role is to “deliver practical, actionable resources and content to meet the burgeoning demand for cloud education from Intelisys sales partners.” He will report to Andrew Pryfogle, senior vice president of Cloud Transformation.
Knight reportedly will have multiple touch points with Intelisys sales partners in this new role, participating heavily in the development and delivery of Cloud Services University (iCSU content); Intelisys live education events, such as Mindshares, Super9 and Channel Connect; and direct communication with sales partners as they navigate larger cloud deals. “Knight’s ability to look at an outwardly simple deal or solution and identify additional points of entry for revenue and customer stickiness will be a huge benefit to the Intelisys community, as he assists in developing that same skill in sales partners,” announced the company.
A 27-year cloud, telecom and contact center industry veteran, with a significant PaaS and SaaS background, Knight is the Founder and President of the consulting company Exceptional Contact Centers, and an Intelisys sales partner. Previous to his tenure with Exceptional Contact Centers, Knight served multiple leadership roles as Vice President/Contact Center Operations with Novation Companies, overseeing three subsidiaries owned by the company, including UC Cloud Provider Corvisa Cloud. He has also held several management roles with Humana, Inc., Healthesystems, Inc., The Travelers Companies, Inc., and Sprint PCS. In addition, his role as a cloud and telecom consultant with Elite Management Consultants for eight years grants him perspective in the Cloud Evangelist role.
“We’ve seen enormous growth in the cloud industry, and with it has come an insatiable appetite for knowledge from our sales partner community,” said Pryfogle. “As Cloud Evangelist, Brandon adds a unique and important voice to the conversation around cloud. His ability to connect with sales partners, and clearly communicate technical ideas that partners can apply right away, will ultimately transform their cloud practices and move the needle.”
“I want our sales partners to see me as a resource that will assist them with them growing their companies, moving up-market, and taking advantage of all available opportunities,” said Knight. “The shift to convergence between the IT and telecom channels has opened the door to unlimited opportunity. Education is the foundation upon which Partners will build successful cloud businesses.”