Intelisys Appoints Epic iO, Dell, Cisco Vet as New President

The appointment represents a new chapter for the technology services distributor.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

July 2, 2024

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Intelisys, a ScanSource company, has appointed Ken Mills, previously with Epic iO Technologies, as its new president.

John DeLozier vacated the role last August, and interim president John Eldh resigned last September. Mike Baur, ScanSource’s chair and CEO, has been serving as interim president.

Mills will lead the company’s strategic direction with a focus on driving sustainable growth for the company, its partners and suppliers.

Mills brings nearly 25 years of leadership experience with technology companies, including Dell Technologies and Cisco, and the U.S. Department of State. He most recently served as CEO of Epic iO Technologies, a tech-enabled SaaS company and Intelisys supplier partner. There, he was instrumental in increasing revenue and shareholder value, as well as developing partner-focused platforms to improve productivity and efficiency.

Epic iO Vet ‘Fits the Bill Perfectly'

Baur said Mills’ appointment represents a new chapter for Intelisys.

“It's something that we have been working on for quite a while since, frankly, last fall,” Baur told Channel Futures. “And part of the new chapter for Intelisys is this whole advisory channel is going through what I'll call a big change, or metamorphosis, from where the channel used to be. And when ScanSource acquired Intelisys in 2016, we saw that there were going to be changes coming. But in the last two-and-a-half to three years, the massive changes have really resulted in us at ScanSource taking a different approach to how we want to drive growth in our agency business. And as Intelisys has grown dramatically, we've started looking at other ways we can implement some of the ideas we've learned along the way. We needed a leader who's got a background not only in the advisory channel, but also from the IT industry. Ken Mills fits the bill perfectly.”

ScanSource's Mike Baur

Baur hopes Mills will be an inspiration for Intelisys’ channel, which has been around a long time. 

“For the partners that have worked with Intelisys for many, many years and who still see opportunity to grow, Ken can bring them some ideas on how Intelisys can help them grow,” he said. “But there's also an opportunity to bring in other types of partners. What we've said at ScanSource for many years is we'd like to see the channel grow. And the reason is, we think the opportunity for this channel is much larger today, and we believe there are suppliers out there who are still looking to see how this channel can be enabled to do more solution selling in the future.”

Scroll through our slideshow above to hear from Mills about his plans in his new role.

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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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