TPx Communications has hired Jamie Minner to be the first vice president of its newly established UCx line of business.
In that role, he will oversea the company’s portfolio of unified communications (UC) solutions that UCx delivers for businesses, as the managed services carrier continues its aggressive national expansion.
“We knew that UCx would be one of the keystones supporting our strategic plan to cement TPx into the front rank of national managed services companies,” said TPx CEO Dick Jalkut. “We don’t want to just be a carrier that’s good at UC. We want to be the best UC provider in the country. We do that by being UC experts and taking great care of our customers, but also by leveraging our network expertise and ability to provide complete one-stop solutions that include connectivity and our deep portfolio of managed IT services.”
The purchase of DSCI a year ago brought its UCx product line to TPx’s suite of cloud, continuity and connectivity offerings as the flagship its UCaaS offerings. The ensuing year of focus on integrating all the newly acquired processes, resources and products into a seamless TPx whole has set the stage for national expansion, the company said, driven primarily through the channel.
“Jamie is going to be the catalyst that really ignites the growth for UCx’s suite of communication and collaboration solutions for businesses around the country,” said David Zahn, TPx’s senior vice president of marketing. “He has a deep understanding and appreciation of the importance that the channel and national masters will play in that growth for TPx. Working from a base of more than 125,000 seats on a single, polished platform, Jamie’s expert knowledge of how agents can help their customers benefit from our UCx power and reliability will make that number explode. We look to him to be the evangelist, visionary and leader of a distinct UCx line of business that makes this happen.”
Minner brings nearly two decades of executive leadership to his new role. He has developed both channel and direct markets for Momentum, IP5280, Cbeyond and others.
“I’ve always loved challenges, but some more than others,” said Minner. “The ones that, not surprisingly, are the most attractive are the ones of opportunity. Today there’s a sea change in how businesses use communications that creates huge new opportunities to rewrite the leaderboard. The UCx line of solutions is incredibly powerful, but even more attractive to me was the total package that TPx is able to offer customers – one-stop shopping, supported by a DNA built around customer service. Deciding to take this opportunity wasn’t even a close call because of the combination of people, product and performance.”
Minner reports to David Zahn and is based out of TPx’s Denver office.