Master agent and distributor Sandler Partners has tapped Ryan Yakos as director of channel, Midwest region.
Yakos has nearly 20 years of industry experience in sales management and a proven track record of driving revenues through leadership, training and development of top sales, engineering, operational and support staff. Prior to joining Sandler Partners, he was vice president of sales and marketing for Access One where he was responsible for existing revenue and new sales growth from all channels. He also held management positions at First Communications and Davnet USA.
“The Midwest accounts for much of our growth at Sandler Partners, so we decided to create a new director-level position to support our team and its fast growth,” said Alan Sandler, managing partner for Sandler Partners. “Ryan came highly recommended for the position by everyone in our partner community who knows him. He has a lot of experience in the Midwest and brings a skill set that will be a tremendous asset for our sales partners in the region.”
As director of channel for the Midwest region, Yakos will meet with existing Sandler Partners agents to strengthen communication channels and make certain they have the support and resources they need. In addition, Yakos is hiring additional channel managers in the region, and is actively seeking candidates who can help partners close deals and who have relationships in the Midwest.
“I’m very pleased that Ryan Yakos has joined Sandler Partners to support our Midwest partners,” added Dennis Fioretti, executive vice president for Sandler Partners. “Ryan understands the importance of building strong relationships and supporting our partners. He is a good man and will go above and beyond to earn the trust and respect of our partner community. He is a great fit for our team as we continue to expand in the region. We’re really excited to have him on board.”