CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (PRWEB) April 02, 2013
Thinking Phone Networks, the smart choice in cloud unified communications (UC), today announced continued expansion of its channel program with the addition of communications industry veteran D.J. Kreft as Regional Vice President of Channel Sales – East. Kreft, who will be based in Atlanta, will help drive continued growth for the company, which doubled revenues in 2012.
“Our business growth is eclipsing the industry averages and our cloud channel partners have been key contributors to this,” said Carl Moore, Thinking Phone Networks Vice President of Business Development. “D.J. brings both a deep knowledge of the channel community as well as cloud services experience, which will be invaluable to fueling our continued market leadership.”
Recognized by Gartner, Inc. as a Magic Quadrant “Leader” and named one of the top channel organizations in the industry by Computer Reseller News, Thinking Phone Networks helps its partners take advantage of the explosive midsized and larger enterprise demand for deeply-integrated cloud communications services. According to industry analysts, the global unified communications as a service (UCaaS) market is on track to grow to greater than $7.5 billion by 2018, at an estimated CAGR of nearly 25%.
Thinking Phone Networks is the only cloud UC service provider to offer its channel partners a complete UC application platform that enables immediate entry into cloud communications with minimal investment compared to legacy deployments, while also allowing these organizations to continue selling and supporting existing hardware and services portfolios.
“This is an exciting time to be joining Thinking Phone Networks,” said Kreft. “It’s clear from my interactions with leading channel players that Thinking Phone Networks fulfills a critical need for robust, cost-effective cloud UC solutions. I’m looking forward to leveraging my experience and relationships to help drive the growth and success of our channel.”
Prior to joining Thinking Phone Networks, D.J. held channel leadership roles at Sprint and West IP, and business development roles at Simplify. He will be teamed with Regional Vice President of Channel Sales – West Rob Shelby, who is based in Dallas.
Learn more about Thinking Phone Networks’ Cloud Channel Partner Program by contacting D.J. Kreft directly at djkreft(at)thinkingphones(dot)com.
About Thinking Phone Networks
Thinking Phone Networks, recently named a Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant “Leader,” assists channel partners, enterprises, service providers, and PBX vendors in deploying differentiated cloud UC services quickly, easily, and cost effectively. Our award-winning ThinkingSuite solution combines powerful analytics-driven communications services, application integration, and turnkey back office operational functionality on an open architected platform. For more information, prospective cloud channel partners may visit http://thinkingphones.com/partners/channel.html