VOXOX IN BUSINESS, DIVISION OF TELCENTRIS, HIRES VP OF WHOLESALE SALES
August 24, 2011
Former EVP of Sales at CommPartners Mark Peterson to drive aggressive wholesale growth strategy for innovative telecom company
CHICAGO (CHANNEL PARTNERS CONFERENCE & EXPO) and SAN DIEGO – August 24, 2011 – Telcentris Inc., a leader in cloud communications and the creator of VoxOx and VoxOx In Business", today announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo that its VoxOx In Business division has named Mark Peterson to its management team as VP of wholesale sales. This is a new position for the company in order to expand its wholesale operations" white label, carrier services and wholesale SMS solutions" due to high customer demand. Peterson will be reporting to Tad Nikolich, Telcentris' VP of business sales.
"I'm thrilled to join the VoxOx In Business division and look forward to working with the team to deliver distinctive, high-caliber solutions to customers," said Peterson. "The VoIP services market continues to grow despite economic conditions and is reportedly approaching the $50 billion mark. This is a very exciting space to be in right now and I am delighted at the opportunity to make a difference."
A well-known sales executive, Peterson has more than 30 years in management experience in sales, marketing, and corporate communications, primarily in the telecommunications and airline industries. His most recent experience has been a six year stint leading the sales and marketing efforts at CommPartners, a 50-state Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) and hosted VoIP telecommunications company providing, among other things, wholesale voice over Internet services for business. Hosted PBX, SIP trunking, hosted contact center, and other solutions were sold throughout the carrier's US market coverage area by channel partners including data Valued Added Resellers (VARs), system integrators, interconnects, and others.
Peterson also worked at Mpower Communications, a start-up CLEC, where he built and managed sales and operations teams that included over 160 sales account managers. From start-up to departure from the company, regional revenues grew from $0 to $80 million (annualized). Peterson has also held sales and marketing management positions in the airline industry with such brands as Allegiant Air, WestAir Holding/United Express, and AirCal.
Peterson holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Creative Writing from California State University, Chico, having graduated with Honors.
"It is an honor to have Mark come on board as we fortify our efforts to pursue aggressive growth in the wholesale market, particularly white label solutions," said Tad Nikolich, VP of business sales at Telcentris. "We are focused on delivering innovative unified communications and IP technology services, and Mark's expertise and connections lend themselves to our strategic objectives in the wholesale and white label arena."
VoxOx In Business is a division of Telcentris, Inc. and offers a variety of business phone solutions, including SIP Trunking, Hosted PBX, Hosted Contact Center and Wholesale. The company's representatives will be in attendance at the Channel Partners show, and are available for meetings. To schedule a meeting or request more information, please email channel(at)telcentris.com. To learn more about Telcentris and its VoxOx In Business division, please visit http:// www.telcentris.com/voxoxinbusiness.
About Telcentris, Inc.
Telcentris is an innovator in cloud-based unified communications and VoIP solutions for consumer, business and wholesale markets. The foundation of the company's offerings is its award-winning unified communications platform in the cloud that enables the company and its customers to build powerful, scalable applications and services. For consumers, Telcentris delivers VoxOx, a free service that integrates voice, text, chat, fax, social networking and more. For businesses, Telcentris provides VoxOx In Business – a complete suite of VoIP business phone solutions that are more cost effective, efficient and easier to manage than traditional phone systems. Through a wholesale division, Telcentris also offers turnkey VoIP solutions and carrier services. Founded in 2006, Telcentris is headquartered in San Diego. For more information, please visit http://www.telcentris.com.