Lisa Benton Joins Telarus as Southwest Senior Partner Development Manager

Former Vonage, nexVortex Channel Manager to Lead the North Texas Region

Lisa-Benton-1-2422.jpgTelarus, Inc., master agent of business data, voice, cloud, and data center services, today announced it has hired industry-veteran, Lisa Benton, as its new senior partner development manager of north Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. In this role, Benton will be helping existing Telarus channel partners expand their UCaaS and SD-WAN practices, as well as recruiting new partners. Benton comes to Telarus after holding various channel management positions for nexVortex, Richardson Communications, and most recently, Vonage Business.

“We are excited to welcome Lisa to our Southwest Partner Development team,” said Christina Curtis, regional VP of the Southwest Region, for Telarus. “Lisa is a seasoned industry veteran who knows how to attract top-selling partners and is very familiar with all of the unique tools and resource Telarus provides for them to grow their cloud, network, and UCaaS practices.  As our channel manager at Vonage, we’ve experienced first-hand her unique ability to help our partners exceed their own growth targets with her responsiveness, attention to detail, and thorough understanding of today’s communication technology. She will be a huge asset for our partners in North Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.”

During her tenure with Vonage, Benton supported the channel in Texas, specializing in the training and development of new partners. Benton has a many years of experience in both SD-WAN, network, and UCaaS sales, and has delivered exceptional support and guidance to VAR, telco agents and technology sales partners looking to expand their UC practices.

“From a supplier channel manager perspective, I have supported Telarus and its partners for years. Now I am proud to be working with them directly as a member of the dynamic Telarus team,” said Benton. “There is a reason Telarus is the fastest growing master agent in the Southwest; it’s the tools. Apart from their superior support and engineers, Telarus offers its partners a free real-time quoting system, fiber map lookup app for iPhone, free network monitoring, hosted voice monitoring, UCaaS and SD-WAN product matrices, and demand generation technology. Here I get to offer partners resources that help them compete in an ever-changing landscape of cloud services, resources that other master agents haven’t take the time or expense to build. I look forward leveraging these resources along with my knowledge of the industry to help new and existing partners unleash their full growth potential now and in the future.”

Benton will be meeting with partners at the upcoming 2017 Telarus Partner Summit (June 19-21) and at the Telarus Innovation Conference in Dallas (December 7).

About Telarus

Telarus is a technology services master agent who holds contracts with over 80 data, voice, and cloud providers. To help our partners See What Others Can’t, we have created a set of tools to help them win more business. We are proud to offer our partners performance monitoring of all circuits ordered, patented pricing tools aide in carrier selection/optimization and cloud engineers to aid partners in complex network design. Our project management team ensures the services ordered are turned up properly. Account management to allow partners to focus on selling while our team manages the renewal process and upsells on their behalf. Telarus was voted the best master agent by the members of the Telecom Association for over five years in a row and is a top three channel partner for nearly all providers it represents. For more information on the Telarus partner program, please visit www.telarus.com/partners or call 877-346-3232.

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