Readers Decide 2011s Top 15 Channel Managers

There were 16 winners, thanks to a tie, out of 80 nominees.

Channel Partners

August 24, 2011

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Readers Decide 2011s Top 15 Channel Managers

CHANNEL PARTNERS Once again, readers of Channel Partners magazine have chosen their Top 15 Channel Managers. In fact, the finalists were so popular that there was a tie and, for the second year in a row, the contest actually encompasses the Top 16 winners.

These telecom professionals were nominated by master agents, subagents and independent agents and selected by a poll of Channel Partners readers and supporters July 5-22. More than 750 votes were received for 80 candidates. Several of this years winners are repeat winners. They were honored Wednesday afternoon in a ceremony at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Chicago.

Here are the winners, in alphabetical order by last name:

  • Nickie Beckstead, Integra Telecom, Senior Channel Manager

  • Steven Cawley, Integra Telecom, Senior Manager, Indirect Sales

  • Vin Garofano, Windstream, District Dealer Manager

  • Mike Gottwalt, Telarus, Channel Manager

  • Pierre Gustat, TNCI, Master Agent Manager

  • Bob Harrison, Freedom Voice Systems Inc., Southwestern Channel Manager

  • Amir Hojjatnia, TelePacific Communications, Regional Agent Manager

  • Bryan Lawson, Cbeyond, Channel Manager IV

  • Maureen McAneny, NetCarrier, Channel Partner Manager

  • Kurt Nelson, PAETEC, Channel Manager

  • Tyler Price, World Telecom Group, Agent Sales Manager

  • Gene Sehl, Integra Telecom, Senior Manager, Colorado Channel

  • Eric Solomon, PAETEC, Senior Channel Sales Manager

  • Mike Starbeck, CenturyLink Channel Alliance, Channel Sales Manager

  • Donna Turner, AboveNet, Sales Manager

  • Jeni Weinstein, ACC Business, Agent Manager

You can learn more about the Top 16 in a special gallery weve published online, and in the October print edition of Channel Partners magazine.

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