AT&T Partner Solutions Taps New Partner Exchange, Wholesale VPs

Their predecessor recently moved to EarthLink.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

April 2, 2021

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AT&T Partner Solutions has appointed two leaders that bring strong IoT and 5G credentials to the table.

The carrier named Shiraz Hasan vice president of AT&T Partner Exchange and ecosystem innovation, and Jerry Gerami vice president of AT&T Wholesale Solutions.

Both appointees have served AT&T for more than a decade.


AT&T’s Jerry Gerami


AT&T’s Shiraz Hasan

Hasan most recently worked as vice president of global and industry solutions channel marketing and operations. He also brings experience in industrial IoT. He managed AT&T’s IoT business ecosystem, which included more than 200 partners. Hasan worked at computer hardware company Gateway before coming to AT&T in 2003.

Gerami most recently worked as the AT&T vice president of mobility, IoT and 5G. He also worked at MCI Communications as regional vice president from 1993-2002.

Christopher Roy previously was vice president for both Partner Exchange and Wholesale Solutions, but he departed the company a few months ago. He now works at EarthLink as executive vice president of business services.

Here’s our list of channel people on the move in March.

“I couldn’t be more thankful for the experiences and relationships, and look forward to expanding both in my new role,” he said in a LinkedIn post earlier this year.

Sarita Rao, AT&T’s president of integrated and partner solutions, praised the new hires.

“Jerry and Shiraz bring a wealth of leadership and experience, and we are excited about what the future holds for the channel,” Rao said.


Source: LinkedIn

Rao took the helm of AT&T Partner Solutions last fall.

AT&T Partner Acquisition

TeleComp, a platinum elite partner in the Partner Exchange program, announced its purchase of Co-nexus Communications Systems. Co-nexus provides PCI and HIPAA-compliant call recording and monitoring services, utilizing its own proprietary software.

It’s TeleComp’s third acquisition in as many years. The first two purchases gave the Arkansas-based SIP and internet service provider a presence in Oklahoma, while the latest gives it a presence in Houston.

“It will allow us to better serve our existing Texas customer base as well as bring our cutting-edge enterprise technology solutions to Co-nexus’ existing customers,” said Gino Capito, TeleComp’s chief technology officer.

Co-nexus President Debra Irvin will remain with the company.

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James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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