Lumen Announces Regional VP of Indirect Sales & Opportunity Management

Lumen (formerly Century Link) has named Sara Seegers to be its Regional VP of Indirect Sales and Opportunity Management for the company’s Central Enterprise Region.

“The success of our Indirect Channel — you, our valued Channel Partners — is paramount to our mutual growth. We need a fresh sales leader for our partner program who brings a history of wins, strong sales acumen, and a proven ability to build successful partnerships. After an extensive search and interview process, I believe we now have the right leader for this moment: I am proud and excited to announce Sara Seegers as our new RVP of Indirect Sales and Opportunity Management,” Senior Vice President of Strategic Sales Dave Young wrote in a email to Lumen’s partners.

Seeger will lead a team focused on building and growing an indirect sales engine. Her team will work with partners to pursue and win deals of every size in every industry.

The Field Channel and Inside Sales Directors reporting directly to Seeger include: Danny Benedetti, Frank Stepczyk, Kyle Kelly, John Giambalvo, Melissa Maggard, Greg Bean, Nader Bakhtiary, Felicia Martinez, and Brian Elam.

“Sara has been with our company for an impressive 23 years,” Young wrote. “Her longevity combined with a track record of sales results proves Sara knows how to sell and lead a team.”

He added Seeger brings a vast understanding of selling to enterprise customers, along with experience in driving successful channel teamed deals.

“Sara has built strong, trusted relationships with channel partners in the Midwest, and has leveraged alliance partnerships to win,” Young wrote. “Sara knows Lumen’s sales processes (from overlay to engineering) and will help refine our Indirect processes and structure to optimize our partner sales experience.”