SoundConnect has appointed channel veteran Greg Plum as vice president of channel development, tasked with rolling out a partner recruitment effort for the company’s hosted Microsoft Lync-based unified communications platform.
Greg brings more than 13 years of channel telecommunication experience to SoundConnect. Greg has held principal roles in channel development since 2000, overseeing all aspects of channel operations at one time or another, from policy development and implementation, pricing, partner education and development. Most recently he was the channel chief at StartMeeting, where he built the channel program from the ground up. Before that, he was the channel head at the Conference Group for 11 years.
“I am excited to work with the management team of SoundConnect to strengthen their position in the channel,” said Plum. “The convergence of the telecom and IT channels is creating unprecedented opportunities for channel vendors, as well as channel partners. SoundConnect’s breadth of collaboration services, including Lync-Up, SoundConnect’s Microsoft Lync partner offering, positions them perfectly to assist partners in both channels.”
Lync-up with SoundConnect is a unified communication and collaboration suite that includes hosted Lync, Exchange and SharePoint.
“Greg is a fantastic addition to our team,” said SoundConnect president Tom Sullivan. “SoundConnect is growing at an unprecedented rate and the importance of having a dedicated vice president of channel development is instrumental in our success plan Greg is an impressive pillar in the channel and brings a great reputation and passion to make things happen.”
He added, “We have a strong channel program in place today with exceptional partners that will prosper under Greg’s direction and guidance. Greg’s determination in reaching forecasted numbers for his partners is unparalleled. With the rollout of our new Lync-up Elite program Greg will have the opportunity to grow a channel sales program from scratch! We are very excited to have him onboard to meet our current partners and start the recruitment program for new partners.”