NetFortris Strengthens Sales Leadership Team with 3 Tech Executives

NetFortris, an end-to-end provider of managed cloud communication solutions and network services, including hosted voice, SD-WAN and SIP Trunking, has strengthened its commitment to revenue growth and the channel community with the addition of three sales leaders:

  • Nathan Pavelka, (pictured) a 22-year sales professional, joins NetFortris as Vice President of Sales, charged with reengineering and directing the company’s sales organization, which includes channel, inside sales, account management and sales engineering. Pavelka’s appointment creates a unified strategy for the NetFortris sales team and efforts.
  • Rik Eppard, a 23-year sales executive, is now Vice President of Sales Operations at NetFortris with responsibility for sales planning, reporting, training, compensation and process optimization. Eppard’s appointment strengthens the NetFortris sales operations foundation to support the growth and evolution of the company into a leading managed services provider.
  • Darrell Royal, a 25-year sales expert, comes to NetFortris as Vice President of Sales – West. Royal will oversee sales and sales support, including channel partner relationships, revenue growth and brand expansion in the West Region.

“NetFortris is a channel-driven company, so our No. 1 priority is to ensure the success of our partners in building their businesses,” said Jamie Minner, Chief Revenue Officer at NetFortris. “One way we’re doing that is by bringing on top-tier talent like Nathan, Rik and Darrell, who will drive sales strategy and growth for NetFortris and our partners.”

Pavelka joins NetFortris after more than two decades serving in leadership roles in sales, marketing and customer retention. Most recently, he was Director of Marketing and Business Development at TPx.

Eppard comes to NetFortris from TPx, where he held positions as Technology Evangelist and Director for the UCx business line. Previously, he held executive sales positions at several organizations in the telecom and manufacturing industries, including Zayo Group, Comcast, AT&T and others.

Royal has held sales, finance and managerial positions at businesses, such as Momentum Telecom, Comcast and GE Capital. Most recently, he was Technology Evangelist for UCx at TPx.

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