Industry Veteran Jim Tennant joins UnitedLayer as Channel Chief

Company taps channel expert to lead its cloud channel sales expansion

SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UnitedLayer, the hybrid hosting expert and leading cloud, disaster recovery and colocation services provider, today announced the addition of channel expert Jim Tennant to its leadership team. A twenty-five year channel veteran, Jim Tennant, joins UnitedLayer as Vice President of Channel Sales.

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In his new role, Tennant will focus on strengthening the UnitedLayer's channel partner presence, which includes a nationwide rollout of enhanced training, marketing, technical support, and resources to help its partners generate greater sales opportunities for organizations moving to the cloud.

"Jim brings a wealth of experience in building successful nation-wide channel programs at industry leading organizations," said Abhijit Phanse, CEO of UnitedLayer. "We are seeing strong adoption of our hybrid cloud solutions. Jim's expertise will be instrumental in strengthening UnitedLayer's channel program and helping partners realize the unique advantage they have to grow their business through our cloud solutions."

Tennant is a twenty-five-plus year veteran in the telecommunications market, spending the last seventeen years in a number of management roles with Fortune 500 companies such as XO Communications, AT&T, ICG Communications, Verizon, Covad, West IP and ShoreTel. Since 2007, Jim has been identifying, recruiting and managing Channel Partners with companies like Covad Communications, Smoothstone IP Communications, West IP, and most recently ShoreTel. Tennant has designed and implemented successful channel programs that have included master agents such as Intelisys, MicroCorp, BCM, Avant, WTG and distributors like ScanSource and Ingram Micro.

"Jim Tennant is one of the most well-respected leaders in the Channel," said Andrew Pryfogle, Senior Vice President of Cloud Transformation at Intelisys. "UnitedLayer is adding a talented industry veteran that understands how the channel works and has a vision for how we can all drive growth in the Cloud. This is a very smart move that will undoubtedly solidify UnitedLayer's leadership position."

"UnitedLayer, undoubtedly the leader in hybrid cloud hosting services, has been laser-focused on building a high-performing channel. The team has built a world class program to help partners maximize value for their clients through customized cloud solutions and I am excited to extend these strategic relationships and enable the partners to significantly expand their cloud business," said Tennant.

About UnitedLayer

UnitedLayer is the hybrid hosting expert and leader in enterprise-grade cloud, disaster recovery, and colocation solutions. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, UnitedLayer operates six Tier 3 data centers in North America – in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Ashburn, Toronto and Vancouver, Canada – with numerous additional networking POPs.

UnitedLayer has been serving governments, Fortune 500 enterprises in Oil & Gas, Technology, Social Media, Open Source, Financials, Healthcare, most of the major international carriers, SMBs and start-ups across many verticals for over 14 years. The UnitedLayer team combines high-touch human capital expertise along with highly available customized hybrid hosting infrastructure to partner with their customers and provide high value business solutions.

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