Team-Building: Mitel Appoints New Channel Management VP


Mitel is continuing to shake up its channel management team, this time with the appointment of former LifeSize executive Sandra Hill as its new vice president of channel management and distribution.

Hill's appointment comes just three months after Mitel tapped Joe Vitalone, former vice president of channel management at ShoreTel, as its new executive vice president of sales for the Americas. Hill will report to Vitalone.

"Sandy is a well-regarded channel innovator who has built and led highly successful channel teams for many organizations and now brings her talents to Mitel," Vitalone said in a statement. "As we aggressively target revenue and market-share growth, she joins our sales leadership team with the strategic goal of optimizing our channel ecosystem and creating new opportunities for Mitel and our business partners."

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At LifeSize, the HD videoconferencing division of Logitech, Hill led the Americas channel program and distribution. Before that, she was vice president of worldwide channel management at Fonality and, prior to that, headed up channel development for ShoreTel.

Hill said she looks forward to driving new growth opportunities for both Mitel and its channel.

"Collaboration and customer experience are top priorities for most organizations today. I believe Mitel has the most flexible and compelling offering to make those organizations successful while providing a tremendous opportunity for our channel partners to grow their business," Hill said in a statement. "I am excited to join Mitel and work together with our channel and distribution community to maximize and optimize opportunities for joint success."

PUBLISHED JUNE 11, 2013