SoundConnect VP of Channel Development Joins the Exclusive CompTIA Telecom Advisory Council

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This Council will influence the convergence of Telecom & IT in the Channel.

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Participants invited to participate in the Telecom Advisory board are chosen for their diversity and expertise in a multitude of Telecom channel roles.

SoundConnect’s, VP of Channel Development, Greg Plum bestowed as an active member of Comptia’s exclusive Telecom Advisory Council. Members of this council are appointed by an invite-only. The council will provide strategic on-going insight on channel issues and trends. With the convergence of Telecom and IT there are significant changes that directly impact channel direction. The Telecom Advisory Council’s guidance will maximize benefit to the channel and can also help vendors, carriers and other key channel members achieve growth and financial goals.

According to Greg Plum, “Participants invited to participate in the Telecom Advisory board are chosen for their diversity and expertise in a multitude of Telecom channel roles. As we enter an unprecedented time in our mutual industries, I am humbled and excited to be included in discussions that impact the future of how IT and Telecom services are delivered to the enterprise. The Telecom Advisory Council acts as a tactical think-tank to present ideas and initiatives to CompTIA’s staff with the intent to improve and grow the businesses of CompTIA members and the industry as a whole.

CompTiA states, “Some of the Telecom Advisory Council’s goals include:

  • Assisting in the validation, development and promotion of education and training for IT channel professionals.
  • Assisting in the validation, development and promotion of organizational credentials for Solutions Providers across multiple disciplines of vertical markets, business models and technologies.
  • Giving back through philanthropy in the form of support for our Creating IT Futures Foundation and the Annual Council Charity Program.”

About SoundConnect
SoundConnect specializes in unified business communications. Their offerings include a comprehensive portfolio of Unified Communication and Collaboration services: Microsoft Lync, Adobe Connect, WebEx services, audio conferencing, webcasting, video conferencing and hosted Microsoft Exchange. SoundConnect’s comprehensive communication services are customized and implemented to optimize the requirements of their customers. SoundConnect’s streamlined communications services improve productivity, expand communications, reduce operational expenses and provide tools to empower sales & marketing programs.

In 2013, SoundConnect made its debut on the Inc. 5000 list, as the 811th fastest growing American company and the 12th fastest growing telecommunications company. SoundConnect had an astounding 557% growth in revenue since 2009. The Telecom Association also recently named SoundConnect among the top five Conferencing Providers for 2013. These honors showcase SoundConnect’s long-term commitment of providing next generation business communication solutions and customer service excellence.

About Comptia
CompTIA ( is the voice of the world’s information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association, we advance the global interests of IT professionals and IT channel organizations and enable them to be more successful with industry-leading certifications and business credentials, education, resources and the ability to connect with like-minded, leading industry experts.

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