Video conferencing-focused managed service provider and distributor Yorktel has made several key appointments to its public sector team in order to enhance its ability to work with government agencies.
For one, Daryl Coyle, who has been a member of the Yorktel team for nearly eight years, has been promoted to vice president of federal sales. In this position, Coyle will lead business development and account supervision of the company’s Federal Account Managers, as well as go-to-market strategies for Yorktel’s portfolio of video managed services, VideoCloud and managed media solutions.
Meanwhile, as vice president of business development for the public sector, Greg Douglas is now charged with expanding the company’s footprint among government agencies and other public sector clientele, as well as leading interaction and engagement with key executives. Douglas comes from a 24-year tenure with AT&T, where he worked in its government solutions division in various executive sales, marketing and management capacities, and he also served as Yorktel’s senior vice president of operations from 2004 to 2011. In that role, Douglas managed the rapid global growth of operations and helped revenues more than quadruple, the company noted.
“With the intricate technical, regulatory and compliance challenges that face the public sector, agencies must have trusted partners that can help improve the productivity and effectiveness of their workforce,” said Yorktel executive vice president of sales Michael Swade. “These personnel moves within our public sector and federal team ensure that Yorktel is equipped to continue providing video conferencing, unified communications and visual collaboration solutions that enable government employees to communicate easily and securely, regardless of the network or mobile device.”
Other hires include Ron Schaefer as federal accounts manager, Craig Denning as senior sales account executive (dedicated to the Department of Defense and related organizations), and Tab Holder, who brings federal sales and management experience from recent posts with Verizon, T-Mobile, XO Communications and AT&T.
“Federal mandates dictate the use of video conferencing and visual communications to increase collaboration, both internally and externally, as well as to reduce costs and enable teleworkers. As the industry leader for nearly 30 years, Yorktel has an unmatched track record of helping government bodies capitalize on the myriad benefits of secure video communications, without complexity or cost,” added Swade.
Yorktel holds three GSA contracts, through which it is able to develop, deploy and support solutions with its technology manufacturer suppliers, as well as provide engineering, integration and media services. The company also makes staffing resources available to its customers, including onsite placement of technicians, event staff, and its round-the-clock global Video Network Operations Center (VNOC) services.
Yorktel also holds a contract for the State of New Jersey’s video teleconferencing equipment and services, where it is the exclusive provider of Cisco/Tandberg equipment.