Global Capacity Nabs Ex-EarthLink Business Development Director

He’s responsible for leading the company’s indirect channel business and expanding the existing partner program.

Channel Partners

March 16, 2016

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Global Capacity Nabs Ex-EarthLink Business Development Director

PRESS RELEASE — CHANNEL PARTNERS — Global Capacity (Booth 459), the leading connectivity as a service company, announces the appointment of channel veteran Rob Olson as its Vice President of Channel Sales, responsible for leading the company’s indirect channel business and expanding the existing Channel Partner Program.

With more than 20 years of sales experience in the telecommunications industry, Rob is a seasoned indirect channel sales leader and a known entity among Global Capacity’s valuable partners in the telecommunications industry.  Olson held the position of director of business development at EarthLink from late 2013 until summer of last year.  He also held several senior leadership sales and indirect sales roles at Windstream, XO Communications and Netlogic, serving all market segments from small and midsize businesses (SMBs) to large enterprises.

“Rob brings both extensive industry and partner experience as well as key relationships to make him an ideal fit for this leadership role,” says Patrick Hannon, Chief Revenue Officer at Global Capacity.  “Under Rob’s leadership, we plan to take our Channel Partner Program to the next level by strengthening partner collaboration, investment and support, with the ultimate goal of winning more network sales opportunities with our partners.”{ad}

Partners choose to work with Global Capacity due to its deep industry knowledge, superior sales and marketing, better customer experience, competitive pricing and near-ubiquitous network delivering connectivity to over 9.6 million commercial locations across the broadest portfolio of network access technologies.

“I am excited to join a team that has the same passion, vision and commitment to the success of our channel partners as I do,” shares Rob.  “Global Capacity’s brand promise of Connectivity Made SimpleTM, combined with its differentiated products, like Asymmetrical Ethernet, will truly enable partners to win more opportunities and accelerate their business with us.”

Partnering with Global Capacity simplifies and streamlines the entire network connectivity process from design, pricing, ordering and delivery through ongoing service and business management.  The Global Capacity Channel Partner Program provides partners with a dedicated team of professionals and online tools to ensure their success through all stages of the sales process and service lifecycle.  Channel partners can easily and quickly obtain the most cost-effective and efficient connectivity solutions across the metro, country or globe, ensuring their customers a winning solution.

Global Capacity will be exhibiting at the 2016 Channel Partners Conference, taking place March 16-18 in Las Vegas.  Meet with the Global Capacity team at booth #459 to discuss competitive network connectivity solutions and new revenue growth opportunities.

For information about participating in Global Capacity’s Channel Partner Program, visit

About Global Capacity
Global Capacity is the leading connectivity as a service company that improves the efficiency and reduces the cost of data network services globally.  Through its One MarketplaceTM, the company brings together customers and suppliers with an automated platform that provides ubiquitous network solutions that deliver on its brand promise of Connectivity Made SimpleTM. Global Capacity delivers its innovative solutions to telecommunication carriers, managed service providers, application service providers and enterprise customers globally.  Additional information can be found at or by following Global Capacity on Twitter and LinkedIn

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