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Corvisa Launches Channel Partner Program

Pieter Knight joins team to lead channel sales initiatives; partner community gains access to unique product-plus-platform offering
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Milwaukee, Wis. – February 18, 2015 – Cloud communications provider, Corvisa LLC, today announced the launch of its channel partner program, along with the appointment of Pieter Knight as vice president of channel sales. As part of the launch, Corvisa also announced multiple partnerships with top telecom master agencies, consultants and referral partners including, CarrierSalesPlanetOne CommunicationsPeakView CommunicationsInfinite Green and DataVoice Connect.

The new program will extend the reach of Corvisa’s cloud communications solutions and Summit Platform by making them available to partners and their customers on a national and global level. Corvisa is the first provider to offer an integrated product-plus-platform solution via a channel partner program.

“A strong channel program will play a vital role in our growth,” said Corvisa CEO Lance Anderson. "Piet brings valuable industry expertise along with a proven ability to build long-term relationships that will drive revenue opportunities for both Corvisa and our partners. In their short time with us, Piet and his team have shown significant momentum and we are thrilled to already be working with several of the industry’s leading partner organizations.”

Knight brings 15 years of consultative sales, partner management and business development experience to the Corvisa team, including eight years focused on channel sales in the communications industry. Prior to joining Corvisa, Knight held positions at companies including Lucent Technologies, Nuance Communications, Broadsoft and inContact.

With several key organizations already on board, Knight and his team are focused on providing hands-on engagement, training and support to ensure partner success while continuing to seek and build strategic relationships.

“No one else is approaching cloud communications like Corvisa,” said Knight. "The combination of contact center software, integrated business phone and platform from a single vendor is truly unique. I am excited to be part of a company that is changing the way people are thinking about communications software. Partners find the versatility of Corvisa’s solutions equally compelling. This is the first time the partner community has had access to the kind of flexibility that the Summit Platform provides paired with scalability that can support top tier enterprise contact centers. It empowers partners to effectively and confidently address the needs of any size organization.”

Corvisa’s contact center suite, phone system and platform can be offered as a complete solution or a la carte, giving partners the ability to meet varied clients’ requirements with a single vendor. Additionally, partners and their customers can use the Summit Platform to customize Corvisa products or build new voice and SMS apps to address specific business needs. Built on Corvisa’s carrier-class cloud network, it is the only product-plus-platform solution capable of effectively scaling to support thousands of concurrent agents. 

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