Technology Veterans Join Zones’ Growing Partner and Product Marketing Organization

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New Hires to Collaborate with Zones’ Partner Community to Accelerate Software Solution Sales and Expand Cloud Practice

“Partners and customers alike are placing big bets with Zones and we’re looking forward to the impact that Jon and Todd will have as leaders in the Partner and Product Marketing organization.”

Zones, Inc., a global IT solutions provider, today announced that two technology industry veterans have joined the company’s Partner and Product Marketing organization. Jon Allen has assumed the role of vice president of Cloud, and Todd Leeson joins the organization as vice president of Software. In their respective new roles, Allen and Leeson will help define the strategy for two key Zones target markets: cloud computing and software solutions.

“Zones is on an accelerated growth trajectory. We continue to expand our presence internationally, we are driving success for our customers and we are bringing on new team members with deep technology and market expertise,” said Derrek Hallock, senior vice president of Partner and Product Marketing at Zones. “Partners and customers alike are placing big bets with Zones and we’re looking forward to the impact that Jon and Todd will have as leaders in the Partner and Product Marketing organization.”

As Zones’ VP of Cloud, Allen will leverage his deep expertise in cloud computing, long tenure in technology, and solid understanding of the channel to set the strategic course for the company’s growing cloud practice, developing and executing go-to-market strategies to drive sales across Zones’ portfolio of public, private and hybrid cloud offerings.

Allen comes to Zones from Carbonite, a leading cloud storage solutions provider. Prior to his time at Carbonite, Allen served in various leadership roles at Synnex Corporation, where he developed and oversaw the company’s all-up cloud strategy. He has also worked at Microsoft, where he oversaw the company’s relationship with channel distributor Tech Data.

In the role of vice president of Software at Zones, Leeson will identify strategies to drive software sales revenue growth. He will collaborate with the Zones sales teams to ensure growth in the software category.

Leeson joins Zones from Absolute Software, where he served as vice president of Mobile and Business Strategy. Prior to his role at Absolute Software, Leeson held a number of leadership roles at HP, including director of Service Provider Alliances and director of North American Handhelds. Leeson, who holds an MBA from Loyola University, also spent time at Jobster and T-Mobile, where he held senior marketing positons.

Zones provides a full range of IT hardware, software and services to support technology solutions from the data center to the desktop. With more than 25 years of experience, global supply chain capabilities and a partner ecosystem of more than 2,000 hardware and software companies, Zones helps customers around the world tackle their most pressing IT challenges.

About Zones
Zones, Inc., supports business, healthcare, the public sector and specialty markets by applying innovative technology solutions across a variety of specializations including networking, security, software, storage, mobility, data center and virtualization. Zones holds the highest levels of technical certification from every key solution provider we represent, including Cisco Gold, EMC Velocity Premier, Dell Server and Storage Technical, IBM System and Storage Technical, HP Enterprise Networking and VMware Infrastructure, among others. Zones is an eight-time recipient of the Microsoft Excellence in Operations award and was also recognized as the 2013 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Volume Licensing. Incorporated in 1988, Zones is headquartered in Auburn, Wash. and is a certified MBE company.

For additional information, visit http://www.zones.com or call (800) 408-9663.

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