Former Channel Program Chief of Sierra Wireless is taking on the role of Vice President of Business Development of IoT for Telarus.
February 22, 2021 – Sandy, UT – Telarus, a leading master agent of Cloud, Unified Communications, Contact Center, Network Services, and IoT and Mobility, today announced it had hired Christopher Whitaker as the new vice president of business development for IoT. As one of the latest members of the Telarus business development team, Whitaker will specialize in helping Telarus sales partners design, present, and close large IoT and Mobility opportunities. This field is another fast-growing segment of the Telarus product portfolio and happily welcomes Whitaker.
“In Chris, we found a perfect fit – in both culture and knowledge. We have known Chris for years and I am excited to have him as part of the Biz Dev team,” said Roger Blohm, Telarus EVP of strategy and leader of the Business Development team. “Chris will be instrumental in helping partners expand in the areas of Internet of Things.”
Telarus sales partners will have access to Whitaker’s extensive knowledge in his field. He managed Sierra Wireless’ relationships and master agent strategy in his previous position. Using his many years of experience, he hired and trained channel managers and support team members. He taught others how leveraging technology to increase efficiencies and effectiveness was essential to his passions and businesses.
“Working for Telarus has been on my bucket list and I am thrilled to be part of this dynamic team. I look forward to helping partners understand the dynamic IoT landscape,” said Whitaker. “I am especially excited to develop the Academy curriculum for the first-ever IoT Academy this summer.”
He has held significant roles throughout his career with a focus and passion for IoT. He previously was the VP of channel partnerships, IoT enabler, and cellular connectivity for KORE Wireless, where he oversaw resellers, master agents, and other strategic partnerships. IoT is a field that he has thrived in, and he will be a great addition to the Telarus family.
If you’d like to have Christopher Whitaker assist you with your IoT opportunities, please engage the Telarus new partner hotline at 877-346-3232 or visit us online at www.telarus.com.
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 over 200 leading service providers. We are best known for our home-grown software pricing tools and mobile apps unique in the industry. To help our partners grow their businesses, we’ve assembled the best support organization in the industry, including 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 www.telarus.com, or follow us on Twitter @Telarus.