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Former Net2Phone, Level 3 channel manager to lead recruiting efforts and help the master agent’s sales partners in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota grow their unified communications, cybersecurity, and contact center practices

Telarus, LLC., the largest privately-held distributor of business cloud infrastructure and contact center services, today announced it had hired industry-veteran and Chicago resident, Shawn Berry, as its new senior partner development manager (SPDM) of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. In this role, Berry will help existing Telarus channel partners expand their data, voice, cloud, and contact center practices, as well as recruit new companies interested in leveraging the many free resources Telarus has to offer. Berry comes to Telarus after having worked as channel manager for Net2Phone, Arkadin, Level 3, and Earthlink.

“We are excited to welcome Shawn as our new senior partner development manager of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota,” said Mike Gottwalt, Central Area VP for Telarus. “We have worked with Shawn during his very successful career supporting our partner’s UCaaS and SD-WAN sales and are a huge fan of his work. He knows this business, he knows who the players are, and most of all, he knows the value Telarus brings to our partners. He’ll be focused on getting our valued partners in the Midwest the education and resources they need to expand into the fastest-growing areas of technology brokerage: cybersecurity and cloud contact center.”
During his very successful career, Berry has held several roles within the channel. He was a partner channel manager at Net2Phone, Arkadin, Level 3 (now CenturyLink), and Earthlink (now Windstream). Over his 15-year career, Shawn developed a reputation for responsiveness, building successful teams, and always doing the right things for his partners.

“I am excited and eager to join forces with the most innovative master agent in the industry and to help my sales partners deeper their wallet share in UCaaS, CCaaS, and cybersecurity,” said Berry. “With Telarus’ acquisitions of CarrierSales and VXSuite, the amount of expertise they have in cybersecurity, contact center, mobility, IoT, and the cloud is unparalleled. Add to that Telarus’ patented 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, and I’ll have plenty to talk about when I meet with new and existing partners in the Midwest.  I have already met many Telarus partners during my tenure at Net2Phone and am very excited to help them unleash their growth potential using all the 200 providers in our portfolio. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to help Midwest partners expand beyond their traditional product lines, so they can benefit from the opportunities that the cloud represents.”

For more information about the award-winning Telarus partner program, including how to join, please contact the new partner hotline at 877-346-3232 or visit us online at


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Built for You, Telarus is the largest privately-held technology services distributor (master agent) in the United States. Our dynamic agent-partner community sources data, voice, cloud, and managed services through our robust portfolio of 185 leading service providers. We are best known for our home-grown software pricing tools and mobile apps that are unique in the industry. To help our partners grow their businesses, we’ve assembled the best support organization in the industry, which includes cybersecurity, SD-WAN, Cloud, mobility, contact center, and ILEC specialty practices whose primary goal is to help our partners identify and design the right technology solutions for their customers. To learn more about the Telarus opportunity, please visit, or follow us on Twitter @Telarus.