Telarus Hires Justin Chugg as Chief Innovation Officer

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Chugg rejoins Telarus to head up its research and development arm, creating proprietary technology to generate leads for partners, expand the company’s social media profile, streamline operations, and drive attendance to company events.

Justin Chugg rejoins Telarus as the new CIO

Justin Chugg rejoins Telarus as the new CIO

It's great to be back with the Leading Master Agent. Our future is bright indeed.

Telarus, Inc., master agent of business data, voice, cloud and data center services, today announced that it has re-hired Justin Chugg and appointed him its new Chief Innovation Officer. In this role, Justin will lead its research and development arm, creating technology that will enable Telarus to engage in end-user demand generation and VAR recruitment for its partners.

"We are excited to welcome Justin Chugg back to our team," commented Adam Edwards, co-founder and CEO of Telarus. "His technological abilities and understanding of social media will be a huge help in attracting new customers and referral partners to our most loyal agents. He is a known quantity both inside Telarus and out, and we are certain he’ll move the needle for our partners as we continue to invest in their success."

Justin Chugg returns to Telarus after a two-year stint at New York-based Vocal IP Networx, where he served as VP of Business Development. Prior to that Justin worked 11 years for Telarus where he worked his way up to Director of Marketing. Chugg will be assuming the role of Chief Innovation Officer effective July 16, 2015; the title previously held by Telarus co-founder Patrick Oborn.

"Justin is a great person, not to mention a phenomenal talent," added Patrick Oborn, co-founder of Telarus. "He is a key member of the Telarus formula for success, both now and into the future. Under his leadership we plan to build marketing automation tools that will allow us to scale as a marketing organization, attracting the best partners, referral sources, and customers. We learned early on in our company’s development that helping our partners with demand generation is a key differentiator and certain recipe for success. We grow when our partners grow, and no one understands this better than Justin. We are excited to have him back on our team."

One of Chugg’s main initiatives is a system called "TAMI", or the Telarus Automated Marketing Intelligence system. TAMI will be built in the cloud using virtual computing technology provided by Telarus provider NewCloud Networks. The system will spider the internet, including social media sites, and run 24/7 building lists that include target VARs for our partners, decision makers inside of buildings that are close to fiber provider’s footprint, customers in the front end of the telecom buying cycle, and prospect lists that will be invited to attend the new-and-improved Technology Innovation Conference the company plans to roll out across the country in the coming months. TAMI will also be used in the new Telarus NOC, which will monitor the IP addresses of end-user/provider routers to ensure proper functionality. In the event a site loses internet service, TAMI will be programmed to alert the provider and create a trouble ticket on the customer (and partner’s) behalf.

"I am excited to return to the company that has done so much for so many of its partners and employees," added Chugg, CIO of Telarus. "Our industry is full of opportunity, but finding the right customers for the right partners for the right providers is a very complicated and time-sensitive puzzle. It takes multiple data points and a super-computer to help us make those connections for our providers and partners, helping them both grow. TAMI has been a dream of mine for some time and I am very excited to leverage all of the assets of Telarus to bring it to life. But above all else, the best part about my work is that it benefits some of the best people you’ll ever meet: the Telarus channel partner community."

Telarus, Inc. is a national master agent that holds contracts with the world's leading commercial telecommunication carriers. We make it easier and more profitable for solution providers, VARs, MSPs and agents to sell and source voice and data WAN solutions by helping them see what others can't. Our patented GeoQuote platform combines real-time carrier pricing with advanced research features and branded proposals. Telarus' experienced sales staff is strategically focused on enterprise WAN and high-capacity bandwidth solutions, making it easier to find the best offer, every time. For its part, Telarus has been named the top Master Agent by the members of the Telecom Association in each of the past three years, the first and only company in the carrier channel to accomplish this feat. Whether you are a top producer or a voice-and-data expert just starting out on your own, there is a place for you in the Telarus community. For more information on the Telarus partner program, please visit or call the new partner hotline at 877-346-3232.

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