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Vonage names new channel chief

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Holmdel-based Vonage, a provider of business cloud communications, announced Tuesday it has named Bob Crissman channel chief and senior vice president.

Crissman will be responsible for overseeing Vonage’s channel team.

"Bob has deep experience in building high performing, global sales teams and delivering go-to-market strategies to meet customer demands. Having served in several leadership positions in various software companies throughout his career, Bob brings a unique and valuable perspective to Vonage," Kenny Wyatt, Vonage chief revenue officer, said. "With expertise in the channel and enterprise space, Bob will also chart a course of leadership in the support and growth of our channel partner program.

"Our channel partners are critical to our strategic vision, particularly as we look to expand our global presence and deliver on the full business communications value chain, providing robust Unified Communications as-a-Service solutions for workforce collaboration and Communications Platform as-a-Service technology to drive deeper customer engagement and improve how business gets done.

"The appointment of Bob to channel chief, and his extensive experience in both of these areas, comes at a pivotal moment as we reinforce our commitment to the channel to continue to grow our offering within the enterprise space. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Vonage team."

Prior to Vonage, Crissman was vice president of global channel sales, channel chief at Alfresco Software. He’s also held channel leadership roles at Microsoft and VMware.

"I am excited to join Vonage and a team that is not only dedicated to helping companies use communications to transform how they do business, but also to its partners' success," Crissman said. "Vonage's commitment to the channel is evident by continued investments in sales, marketing and technology infrastructure to support the success of its channel partners and to better serve customers."

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