Master agency Telarus has hired industry veteran Jay Littleford as its new regional vice president of California.
Littleford will be in charge of helping existing Telarus partners expand their business, as well as recruiting new partners. Littleford comes to Telarus with more than 16 years of industry experience working for Level 3, Windstream, TelePacific, Integra (Electric Lightwave) and CenturyLink.
“We are excited to welcome Jay Littleford to our team,” said Doug Tolley, SVP of sales for Telarus. “Jay is a seasoned veteran who understand how to attract top-selling partners and help them develop strategies to grow their business. From his time at both Level 3 and Windstream, we have been able to see first-hand how effective he is on sales performance as a result of his relentless focus on partner satisfaction. That, combined with his brilliant technical understanding of the products we sell, will be a huge asset for our partners in California.”
A newly created region, Littleford fills the seventh RVP role Telarus has named in the past two years.
“Mike fits perfectly into the Telarus culture that is dedicated to helping partners win big deals,” added Adam Edwards, co-founder and CEO of Telarus. “He is a person who can consult with partners on such things as network design, carrier selection, cloud strategies, and help them present their solutions to their customers. Jay supported Telarus partners during his time at Level 3 and Windstream, creating a large fan base of agents. Now he will be able to support them for any supplier, for any solution, including cloud, call center solutions, data center, hosted PBX, and our VXSuite monitoring software – helping our partners see what others can’t. We are excited to have Jay on our team.”