AireSpring Adds Another Verizon, Windstream Alum

A handful of Verizon/XO alumni have joined the connectivity provider in the last year.

James Anderson, Senior News Editor

January 22, 2019

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AireSpring enlarged its channel team again and increased touch-points in the Southeast.

The connectivity and cloud communications provider hired Jesse Michael as the region’s channel manager. He will work out of Atlanta, recruiting and developing southeastern partners in step with AireSpring’s “100-percent channel-focused” sales approach.


AireSpring’s Jesse Michael

Michael’s new employer praised his history of building relationships in telecom in within direct and indirect sales roles. Michael most recently worked for Verizon Business Markets. He helped build the company’s partner portfolio and manage business continuity solutions as a client executive.

“Jesse brings on board a deep commitment to serving the channel as well as a true understanding of the customer’s perspective,” said Ron McNab, AireSpring senior vice president of channel sales. “Jesse can speak from direct experience about the lasting benefits of AireSpring’s white-glove concierge service and dedicated support for our partners.”

Michael also worked at a cloud/IT consultancy from 2015-2018. Other past employers include Windstream and Allegiance Telecom, where he served as an account executive. He was also a business development partner manager for Peak 10 and ViaWest.

AireSpring still has a channel manager position open and has added numerous employees in the previous year. Some of the new appointments filled in regional gaps and reminded us of TBI’s meticulous geographical expansion. The new employees bring a rich background of experience in telecommunications/voice, and many, like Michael, have a Verizon connection.

Verizon alum Tim Chenoweth came on board as director of voice vendor management in 2017. AireSpring later hired a channel manager for the Southwest who previously worked for Birch Communications and Verizon-bought XO Communications. Josh Redick, a former member of XO and Windstream, joined as Northeast channel director last August. Shane Speakerman, vice president of sales operations and channel strategy,  is yet another former XO Communications to join in the previous year.

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James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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