AT&T Channel Leader Brooks McCorcle To Retire As Carrier Brings Channel Programs Together


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Brooks McCorcle, an AT&T veteran of nearly 30 years and the carrier's channel chief that has led AT&T Partner Solutions for five years, is retiring.

Zee Hussain, division president of AT&T Partner Solutions, will be succeeding McCorcle as channel chief, effective immediately.

"I feel great about what we've accomplished, particularly with Partner Exchange. We appreciate partners working side-by-side with us and growing with us, and we are really looking forward to a bright future under [Hussain's] leadership," Brooks McCorcle, president of AT&T Partner Solutions, told CRN.

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Alongside the news, AT&T announced that it is realigning its indirect channel program, bringing its three different solution provider models – AT&T Partner Exchange, ACC Business, and AT&T Alliance Channel, under one roof.

In her role as channel chief, McCorcle led AT&T Partner Exchange, a reseller program that she kickstarted within the company about four years ago. McCorcle was also responsible for Wholesale Solutions, and ACC Business, an alternate sales agent program.

In his new role, Hussain will lead AT&T's three partner programs. Hussain, a 19-year AT&T veteran, has served in various roles with the carrier, including vice president of AT&T's Premier Client Groups, sales vice president for the midmarket, and director of channel acquisition sales.

"As I've worked through retail sales channels, I've always leveraged the partner channel. That channel has been a big part of my success within my career, and I've worked with many of these partners for a very long time, so I'm very excited about this new assignment," Hussain said.

Hussain will report to Anne Chow, president of National Business for AT&T. 

"We're pretty excited about the channel evolution, even though [McCorcle] will be sorely missed," Chow said in an interview. "We're committed to each one of our channel programs, and we are looking to continue to go big with our channel strategy."

For her part, McCorcle is leaving the carrier to spend more time with her family, including her young granddaughter, she told CRN.

"I could not be more proud of what the team has accomplished," McCorcle said.

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