Fusion Connect Adds Intelisys, Windstream Vets to Channel Team

The new channel team members bring a customer-centric, results-oriented approach.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

July 6, 2021

2 Min Read

Fusion Connect partners will get more support with the addition of three longtime channel vets from Intelisys and TPx to its channel team.


Fusion Connect’s Samantha Zuniga

The company has hired Samantha Zuniga as vice president of channel operations and programs. She was with Intelisys for more than 18 years and most recently was senior director of supplier services.

In addition, Fusion Connect has hired Diane Frazzetta as regional vice president of channel sales in the East. She most recently was national strategic channel manager at LogMeIn. Before that, she was with Intelisys for more than six years.


Fusion Connect’s Diane Frazzetta

Furthermore, Fusion Connect has hired Jorel Potts as senior channel manager in the West. He previously was channel manager at TPx. Before that, he was with Windstream Enterprise for nearly nine years.

‘Frictionless’ Partner Experience

Rick Ribas is Fusion Connect’s senior vice president of channels and alliances.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Samantha, Diane and Jorel to the Fusion Connect team,” he said. “They bring a customer-centric, results-oriented approach that will enable the continued growth of our channel partner program by delivering a frictionless experience for our partners.”

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

Zuniga will lead the national channel operation and program team. She’ll focus on ensuring a consistent experience for customers and partners across regions and programs.

Frazzetta will lead the East region channel sales team. She’ll focus on expanding the Fusion Connect footprint by providing a smooth sales experience for partners.


Fusion Connect’s Jorel Potts

Potts will spearhead channel sales in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas and New Mexico. He’ll focus on engaging with local partner representatives to enable a smooth sales journey that delivers value to their customers.

Mario DeRiggi is Fusion Connect‘s chief revenue officer.

“As Fusion Connect continues to grow and transform, we remain committed to expanding service and support for partners, and increasing distribution through our channel program,” he said. “With the hybrid work model here to stay, our integrated solution stack puts Fusion Connect in a unique position to flexibly meet virtually any business requirements for our partners and their customers.”

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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