San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013
FreedomVoice, one of the largest US providers of cloud-based VoIP phone systems, today announced the hiring of Chris Sterbenc as vice president of sales. The seasoned technology industry veteran has joined FreedomVoice to oversee its sales channel expansion as it embarks on the next phase of its growth strategy.
“Today’s businesses continue to demand a more intelligent business phone system in the cloud. As a result, FreedomVoice is well positioned for growth and expansion,” said Eric Thomas, CEO of FreedomVoice. “Sterbenc is a well-known channel chief in the MSP and reseller community and a proven leader in building high-performing sales teams and driving multi-million dollar revenue growth. He brings a wealth of experience and strategic sales vision to our leadership team, and his proven experience in this growing market will deliver powerful value as our company continues to execute its goals.”
Sterbenc joins FreedomVoice from Axcient, Inc., where, as the company’s vice president of sales, he built a go-to-market strategy that resulted in dramatic growth of the channel, customers and revenue for the cloud-based backup provider. Prior to that, Sterbenc was vice president of sales at Untangle, Inc., and vice president of worldwide partner programs at Apparent Networks, Inc. He has also held executive sales and marketing positions with Microsoft Corporation and Rainmaker Systems. In the last three years, Sterbenc was named to the MSPmentor 250 and SMB 150 lists of influential executives and received the CRN 5-Star Award for World-class Partner Programs.
"I am delighted to join FreedomVoice, a dynamic team dedicated to bringing reliable and high-margin cloud-hosted VoIP phone systems to the resellers and MSPs that service the booming small and medium business market,” said Sterbenc. "The innovative approaches that FreedomVoice has used over the years, coupled with its passion to make its channel partners successful will be a winning combination for years to come."
FreedomVoice was founded in 1996 and today serves nearly 30,000 customers nationwide. It got its start providing virtual phone systems to small businesses and Fortune 500 companies alike. This service remains a key offering from FreedomVoice, including business-enhancing features such as 800 numbers, an auto attendant, call forwarding, and voicemail-to-text. FreedomVoice launched the FreedomIQ cloud-hosted VoIP phone system service in 2006, responding to overwhelming business demand for cloud-hosted phone service. All of FreedomVoice’s platform technology has been developed in-house to provide a unique, customizable, and flexible solution that works with any company’s workflow. Based in Encinitas, Calif., FreedomVoice is privately-held and remains profitable through strategic partnerships and the agility to develop new technologies ahead of the curve.
“FreedomVoice” and “FreedomIQ” are registered trademarks of FreedomVoice Systems.