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Microsoft, Nextiva Vet Eric Martorano Joins Kinly Leadership Team

The Microsoft vet will support Kinly's Americas customers, partners and suppliers.

Edward Gately

October 28, 2021

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Eric Martorano, who left Nextiva in early August, has joined the Kinly leadership team as executive vice president and managing director of the Americas.

In his new role, Martorano will have full profit and loss responsibilities for all business operations in the Americas. Kinly is a global collaboration services provider, offering video conferencing and audio visual workplace technology.

The new Kinly leadership team member also will serve on the global Kinly management board.


Kinly’s Eric Martorano

“I am thrilled to join one of the most innovative global collaboration service providers,” Martorano said. “Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege to work for some amazing companies that have had a significant impact on businesses globally. As one of the largest visual collaboration companies worldwide, Kinly has built a strong reputation for being innovative, reliable and above all supportive of the needs of their customers. I am inspired by Kinly’s strong corporate culture, extensive solutions portfolio, and customer value orientation which have been a strong foundation for growth.”

Long History of Industry Experience

Martorano has more than 25 years of industry experience, working with customers of all sizes around the globe. Prior to Kinly, he served as Nextiva‘s chief revenue officer. There, he was responsible for the company’s global revenue strategy and go-to-market initiatives.

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Before that, he served as Accordo‘s CEO and Intermedia’s chief revenue officer. Moreover, he was general manager of U.S. channel sales at Microsoft. There, he was responsible for more than $17 billion in revenue.

Before that, Martorano led several key initiatives and strategies at other notable companies such as Sage Software and Ingram Micro.

He also serves on the board of directors of Velosio, one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics partners in North America.

Robbert Bakker is Kinly‘s CEO.

“Eric’s extensive experience will enable Kinly to better support our Americas customers, partners and suppliers, and deliver excellent service across the Americas,” he said.

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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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