Carousel Adds Verizon Vet to Carrier Services Team

Appropriately, he takes on the new role of Verizon program director.

April 9, 2019

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PRESS RELEASE — CHANNEL PARTNERS CONFERENCE & EXPO — April 9, 2019 — Carousel Industries (Booth 870), a leader in communication and network technologies, professional and managed services, and cloud solutions, today announced significant growth and momentum attained through its Agent Partner Program, which allows solution providers nationwide to bundle and resell Carousel’s portfolio of technology solutions and Carrier services.  The company also named Verizon veteran Jim Barrucci to the newly created, strategic position of Verizon Program Director on its Carrier Services Team, reporting to Tim Kennedy, Carousel’s Vice President of Carrier Services. The announcements were made today at the Channel Partners Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.


Carousel’s Jim Barrucci

During the past two years, Carousel’s Agent Partner Program has recorded 1,500 percent annual revenue growth. Launched in April 2017, the program has expanded significantly through the recruitment of direct partners nationwide. These partners have aligned with Carousel and its industry-leading technology partners – including Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft and Verizon – to address the rising demand for carrier services, managed services, hosted, cloud, security, collaboration, unified communications and data infrastructure solutions. This range of managed services offered through this program makes the Carousel Agent Partner Program unique in the industry.

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“Carousel’s Agent Partner Program is experiencing stronger than anticipated demand in areas such as unified communications, collaboration, cloud and security from solution providers nationwide who are leveraging our total solutions offerings, comprehensive back office and project management support and our 25-year track record in delivering superior customer experience,” said Kennedy. “We continue to make major investments in all aspects of our Agent Partner Program and adding Jim Barrucci to our team underscores our commitment to channel growth and client partnerships.”

Barrucci Named Verizon Program Director

A 20-year Verizon veteran with extensive experience in channel sales, recruitment, and direct sales to enterprises, Barrucci will be responsible for increasing channel sales for Verizon’s solutions and expanding partnerships with existing and new telecom agents and MSPs.

“Joining Carousel in this key role is a natural next step and it will allow me to apply my knowledge and expertise to the entire Carousel Verizon team,” Barrucci stated. “With Carousel’s status as a Verizon Platinum Partner, Verizon has been an invaluable business partner and we look forward to increasing our joint go-to-market expertise to meet the needs of our channel partners nationwide.”

Customers and partners interested in speaking with Carousel at Channel Partners Conference and Expo can do so at Booth #870.

About Carousel Industries
Carousel Industries is a recognized leader in helping organizations evolve the way they communicate and orchestrate the flow of information throughout their networks. Carousel enables clients to connect and collaborate the way modern IT users demand and advance from their current network infrastructure to meet tomorrow’s standards. With deep expertise across a vast portfolio of technologies, including security, unified communications and collaboration, data center, networking, managed services, and cloud solutions. Carousel can design, implement, and support solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. By offering professional and managed services with flexible deployments in the cloud, Carousel ensures clients achieve agility and utilize technologies in the way most effective for their business.

Founded in 1992, Carousel serves more than 6,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100. Carousel has been recognized by multiple publications and industry consortiums as a top technology integrator, managed services and cloud solution provider–including the Inc. 500/5000, Healthcare Informatics 100, and CRN MSP Elite 150. Headquartered in Exeter, RI, the company has offices across the United States and internationally–with three Network Operations Centers.

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