Windstream Names X4 Vet Curt Allen as Channel Chief

Windstream has named Curt Allen as senior vice president of channel.

Allen will be responsible for leading the channel organization and driving the sales and support strategy.

“Partners are hearing and seeing our transformation story, they are embracing the change and are optimistic about Windstream’s future,” said Layne Levine, president of Windstream’s Cloud and Connectivity business unit. “We are highly engaged with the channel and recognize its vital role in our future success. We believe that there is no one better to lead that effort than someone like Curt who has been a business owner and master agent and is a widely respected leader in the channel community. In addition to Curt’s industry knowledge, his strength in building partner and customer relationships will continue to drive our transformation to the next level and support our commitment to deliver the best program for our partners and resellers.”

Allen has more than 20 years of sales and leadership experience exclusively in the telecommunications industry. Allen was president and co-owner of X4 Solutions, which was acquired by Sandler Partners. Following the acquisition, he became Sandler’s president of channel. He is based in Atlanta.

Allen earned his Bachelor of Science in political science and government from the University of Massachusetts Boston.