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Brightlink's new executive vice president has more than 35 years of telecom experience.

Edward Gately

October 16, 2017

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IP communications provider Brightlink IP has appointed John Belanger, formerly with Peerless Network, Telarix and IntelePeer, as executive vice president of its sales team, charged with driving global sales and overseeing key customers, and helping to lead the company’s business development strategy and implementation.

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Brightlink IP’s John Belanger

Belanger previously was Peerless Network’s senior vice president of U.S. domestic sales. His more than 35-year career history also includes positions with France Telecom (now Orange), MCI (acquired by Verizon) and EDS Advanced Solutions (EAS) (now Advanced Solutions, an HP company).

“This vantage point allows me to make the best decisions for both Brightlink and our partners as we structure deals to grow our respective businesses,” he said. “I look forward to the opportunity to grow together; the Brightlink IP team and I share the same values when it comes to providing unrivaled quality and value-added services to our partners. We also believe that personal relationships are a true differentiator in the marketplace; I intend to develop and nurture those valuable alliances here at Brightlink.”

Brightlink IP, which delivers carrier-grade voice, messaging, and application-based services, works with resellers and agents in the channel, and has a channel partner program and standard agent agreements.

“With John on board, we know we’re offering the best value on IP-based communications to carriers and enterprises around the globe, backed by the highest level of customer care,” said Sean Dwyer, Brightlink IP’s chairman and CEO. “Hiring a company leader with extensive experience and proven dedication to customer service demonstrates company growth and staying true to our mission to provide the best services possible.”

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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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