Vantage Technologies names Harry Barfoot Vice President, U.S. Channels

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New Position designed to utilize Channel Partners to expand reach and profitability of Vantage’s software and linguistic technologies.

Vantage Communications

Harry’s focus on the development and execution of a comprehensive channel program will greatly assist us in meeting our business objectives

Vantage Technologies announced today it has appointed Harry Barfoot, of Newtown PA as Vice President, U.S. Channels, a new position created by Vantage. The announcement was made at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo being held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center this week.

“Harry’s focus on the development and execution of a comprehensive channel program will greatly assist us in meeting our business objectives,” commented Robert Phelan, President of Vantage Communications. “We currently have partners offering Vantage IP (VoIP) services providing unified communications for small and mid-sized businesses. We’ve seen the tremendous value partners bring to our business. Our goal is to improve and expand our overall value to our partners and their customers. All Vantage Solutions Providers will see both expanded services and support but also new cutting-edge solutions to offer their customers.

Vantage, owner of 37 patents, is committed to the ongoing research and development of a core set technologies that empower individuals with the knowledge to act. Vantage’s business units that leverage the core technologies into vertical markets include: Vantage Communications; Vantage Learning; McCann Associates; Vantage Linguistics; and iSEEK Enterprises.

Vantage Communications offers voice and data services empowering businesses to unify and manage their internal and external communication processes more efficiently.

Vantage Communications relies most extensively on its channel partners, known as Vantage Solutions Providers (VSPs). Among Vantage Communications’ solutions is Vantage CRM™, a comprehensive, hosted customer relationship management platform; VIP Communications, a flexible, reliable, hosted telecommunications service; VCC™, an integrated call and contact center. Additionally, the company offers the proprietary iSEEK Supercruncher™, a powerful platform that establishes a new standard for today’s business intelligence and advanced analytics to empower users to make better decisions.

“Pushing forth solid channel strategies, solidifying existing relationships, building new relationships, and developing a partner eco-system for Vantage is a very exciting opportunity for me,” stated Barfoot. “We have exciting new productivity tools we can offer with excellent recurring revenue opportunities for partners, such as the Vantage Contact Center (VCC), Vantage CRM, and a powerful business intelligence tool, iSEEK Supercruncher. We’ve listened to customers tell us that they need tools that unify communications and decision making thru data analytics. We are excited to offer these industry-leading solutions through our partners, and look forward to assisting them grow their businesses.”

Barfoot has been with Vantage for over seven and a half years. He was previously Vice President of Marketing. He began his career at IBM and has held a variety of sales, marketing, and management positions with several other high technology companies as well.

About Vantage Technologies

Vantage Technologies is an advanced technology-based company committed to the ongoing and continued research and development of a powerful core set of sophisticated technologies that empower individuals with the knowledge to act. Leveraging 37 patents in Artificial Intelligence, cognitive science, and natural language understanding technologies, Vantage incorporates these technologies and tools into applications that serve specific vertical markets. Vantage helps meet the needs of educational, municipal and commercial markets. Vantage has invested in online assessment and learning management platforms, decision support services, and communications services, all built on a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and delivered via a secure Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model. For more information about Vantage, visit http://www.vantage.com

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