Unified Communications Provider ConnectSolutions Builds on Record Growth by Attracting New Go-To-Market Talent


March 3, 2015

Strong Customer Wins with Federal Government Agencies and Fortune 1000 Enterprises Fuel Revenue Growth
SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2015— ConnectSolutions (CoSo), the trusted private-cloud solutions provider for Adobe® Connect™ and Microsoft Lync™, today announced it has added new talent to its executive ranks to build on another year of record growth. 30-year high tech and enterprise messaging veteran Glen D. Vondrick has been appointed Chief Revenue Officer while Stephanie Nevin and David Box join to assume the posts of Vice President of Channel Sales and Partnerships and Senior Director of Marketing, respectively. Christopher Martini also joins as Regional Sales VP for the Western United States.
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ConnectSolutions experienced 20% year over year sales and revenue growth during 2014 as it continued its dominance as the trusted private-cloud solutions provider in the federal government sector and with Fortune 1000 global enterprises, which require the highest levels of security, reliability, and scalability in their mission-critical collaborative communications. More than 400 customers are now on the CoSo , the company’s managed private-cloud service offering for Adobe Connect and Microsoft Lync, which is now used by 25 federal government agencies, including the US Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Transportation, in addition to the Health Resources and Services Administration, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Additional 2014 company highlights include:

  • Provided more than seven billion minutes of online collaboration via CoSo Cloud
  • Recorded 3x growth for Adobe Connect sales over previous year as the highest revenue growth partner in the Adobe partner eco-system
  • 70% year over year increase in the number of Microsoft Lync Enterprise Voice seats
  • Recognized as one of the highest growth partners in PGI’s reseller eco-system and among Microsoft’s fastest-growing Lync hosting partners
  • Doubled the company’s Sales and Marketing teams with expansion of field staff across North America

“2014 has been a phenomenal year for ConnectSolutions,” said Michael Fitzpatrick, CEO of ConnectSolutions. “Our expertise and value-added services continue to attract large blue chip enterprises and government agencies to our mission-critical unified communications solutions offered in close partnership with Adobe, Microsoft, and PGI. By adding new seasoned executives to the leadership team, we expect to take the company to even greater heights in 2015.”
As the Chief Revenue Officer, Glen D. Vondrick leads all go-to-market customer-facing functions, including Direct and Channel Sales, Marketing, Customer Enablement, Business Development partnerships, and Technical Support teams. Vondrick’s executive experience spans more than 15 years in executive leadership roles working in enterprise messaging and collaboration within the Microsoft eco-system where he built and directed organizations selling to and supporting Fortune 1000 enterprises, including Sendmail, Inc. and FaceTime Communications (now Actiance, Inc.) as CEO.
Stephanie Nevin is an experienced veteran of the cloud collaboration and communication services space with SaaS companies such as Socialware and Sendmail Inc., bringing more than 20 years driving successful revenue alliances and global sales partnerships with enterprise IT customers. At ConnectSolutions she will focus on driving sales growth through the company’s strategic partnerships in the Microsoft and Adobe eco-systems.
David Box is a seasoned marketing executive with over 20 years of experience, leading highly-successful marketing and demand generation strategies at both large public companies and high growth startups. Most recently he served as Director of Marketing at networked crisis communication provider AtHoc Inc., where during his tenure, the company was recognized by IHS Inc. as the fastest growing mass notification software supplier, nearly doubling market share in two years.
Christopher Martini, Vice President of Sales for the Western Region, comes to ConnectSolutions from Avanade, a managed IT services provider for Office365, Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint, where he was responsible for helping large enterprises unlock the value of the Microsoft stack. Christopher has two decades of experience in the Microsoft ecosystem as an employee, partner and customer. He also spent two years as Chairman of the Microsoft VAR Leadership Council.
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About ConnectSolutions
ConnectSolutions (CoSo) is the trusted private-cloud solutions provider for Adobe Connect™ and Microsoft Lync™ / Skype™ for Business. With more than 7 billion minutes of cloud collaboration delivered, CoSo products, services, and unrivaled expertise are relied upon by mid-market businesses, global enterprises and government agencies to deliver a superior customer experience in the deployment and ongoing management of mission-critical collaboration solutions.
CoSo Cloud managed service offerings exceed the security, reliability and quality requirements of typical collaboration systems and are trusted by organizations to handle the implementation and ongoing operations of their mission-critical communications.
For more information about Connect Solutions and CoSo Cloud, visit: http://connectsolutions.com

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