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Interactive Intelligence snaps up Allied Telesis country manager for channel role

11 Apr 16

Interactive Intelligence has appointed former Allied Telesis Australian country manager Shayne Taylor as its new channel boss as the company looks to ramp up its local cloud push.

Taylor has taken on the role of channel sales manager for Australia, and is charged with supporting the company’s network of resellers and identifying new regional partners to grow its cloud business among public and private sector organisations.

Brendan Maree, Interactive Intelligence senior vice president Australia, New Zealand and Japan, says Taylor will play a key role in helping partners take full advantage of the opportunities that exist in offering PureCloud Engage, the latest offering from the customer engagement, communications and collaboration cloud services vendor.

“These range from consultative services by systems integrators, to bundled voice and deployment services by telcos and carriers,” Maree says.

“Shayne’s breadth and depth of experience will bring significant value as we look to engage partners more fully to bring our latest cloud offering, PureCloud Engage, to market,” he says.

Taylor, who will be Sydney-based, was previously Allied Telesis Australia’s country manager, a role he held for nearly three years. Prior to that he was national HP networking commercial sales manager, where he was responsible for the growth of HP’s networking channel business.

His 20 years in technology also includes stints with Avnet, IPL Communications and Volante Group.

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