Ira Feuerstein Leaves Nextiva, 3rd Big Channel Departure in 6 Months

The longtime Nextiva employee held his most recent leadership role for less than a year.

Claudia Adrien

January 25, 2022

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Ira Feuerstein has left Nextiva’s leadership team.

Feuerstein, who was the company’s director of partner experience/evangelist, announced his resignation this week on LinkedIn. When asked why he wanted to leave Nextiva after more than eight years with the company, he wrote, “I want to build my own legacy, that’s why.”


Independent Consultant Ira Feuerstein

Feuerstein served as channel chief for almost five years at Nextiva. He later became vice president of strategic partnerships. He held his final position as a director for less than a year.

Feuerstein is now working as an independent channel partner consultant, according to his social media profile.

He is the most recent departure from Nextiva’s leadership team in the last six months.

Head of Channel Marketing Leaves

Earlier this month Jeff Turner resigned as Nextiva’s head of channel marketing, after taking the position last July. Before joining Nextiva, Turner was with Microsoft for nearly 17 years.

In a written statement, the company said they wished Turner the best of luck. They added that Nextiva commits to its channel partners to grow this critical part of the business.

Post resignation, Turner didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Eric Martorano, who was the company’s chief revenue officer, stepped down in August. He said that he wanted to pursue his next career opportunity outside the company. He worked at Nextiva for slightly over a year. Martorano now holds an executive vice president position at Kinly, a global provider of AV collaboration services.

New Channel Chief

In June, Marc Stein became Nextiva’s new vice president of channel sales and global channel chief. Stein has more than 20 years of experience building go-to-market strategies and leading SaaS sales teams. Most recently he served as vice president of Splunk’s commercial partner business.

Stein said it was a terrific time to join Nextiva.

“The company is widely recognized for its reliability, ease of use and amazing service, and those are qualities that extend to the partner experience. Now it’s time to scale our channel strategy and deliver amazing solutions and experiences with partners around the world,” he said.


Nextiva’s Chris Reaburn

Chris Reaburn is CMO of Nextiva. He said the company is actively adding talent and growing its channel organization.

“We are committed to empowering our partners with the best tools and programs to ensure their success. Over the last several months we have added team members and launched new tools, programs and campaigns to support our growing number of channel partners,” Reaburn said.

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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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