He has more than 20 years of telecom sales experience.

Claudia Adrien

February 17, 2022

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NetFortris, the managed IT and cloud provider, has appointed Rich Gavaghen to SVP of sales. He’s a longtime telecom professional with more than 20 years of executive sales experience.

In his new role, Gavaghen leads revenue-generation initiatives, including channel sales and account management, sales engineering and recruiting. He also drives profit-and-loss management, training, culture building and partnering with marketing to build brand awareness.

Setting Expectations


NetFortris’ Jamie Minner

Jamie Minner is CRO at NetFortris. Gavaghen served organizations by growing revenue and helping create a winning culture, Minner said.

“He’s laser-focused on retention of customers, partners and employees by setting expectations and delivering accountability. We’re thrilled to welcome Rich to the NetFortris team and look forward to driving growth together,” he added.

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Before joining NetFortris, Gavaghen held executive sales positions for more than 20 years. These included roles as VP of sales at Digital Realty and VP of sales at ByteGrid. In addition, he was senior director of sales at Zayo Group (formerly Latisys). Earlier in his career, Gavaghen served in regional sales executive positions at XO Communications, Internap and Cbeyond.

Strong Leadership


NetFortris’ Rich Gavaghen

Gavaghen is a current member and former national board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

“I’m excited to start the next chapter of my career with NetFortris,” Gavaghen said. “We are a well-funded, flat organization with strong leadership and a cutting-edge managed IT solution set that’s priced fairly for businesses of all sizes that are accelerating their digital transformations to survive and thrive despite the pandemic.”

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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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