20-Year Industry Veteran to Support Partners, Drive Business in the Region
HERMOSA BEACH, California – April 12, 2018 – Sandler Partners, America’s Fastest Growing Distributor of Connectivity and Cloud Services, has tapped Ryan Yakos as director of channel, Midwest region – a key growth market for the organization.
Yakos has nearly 20 years of industry experience in sales management and a proven track record of driving revenues through leadership, training and development of top sales, engineering, operational and support staff. Prior to joining Sandler Partners, he was vice president of sales and marketing for Access One where he was responsible for existing revenue and new sales growth from all channels. He also held management positions at First Communications and Davnet USA.
“The Midwest accounts for much of our growth at Sandler Partners, so we decided to create a new director-level position to support our team and its fast growth,” said Alan Sandler, managing partner for Sandler Partners. “Ryan came highly recommended for the position by everyone in our partner community who knows him. He has a lot of experience in the Midwest and brings a skill set that will be a tremendous asset for our sales partners in the region.”
“I’m very pleased that Ryan Yakos has joined Sandler Partners to support our Midwest partners,” said Dennis Fioretti, executive vice president for Sandler Partners. “Ryan understands the importance of building strong relationships and supporting our partners. He is a good man and will go above and beyond to earn the trust and respect of our partner community. He is a great fit for our team as we continue to expand in the region. We’re really excited to have him on board.”
As director of channel for the Midwest region, Yakos will meet with existing Sandler Partners agents to strengthen communication channels and make certain they have the support and resources they need for continued growth and success. In addition, Yakos is hiring additional channel managers in the region, and is actively seeking candidates who can help our partners close deals and have relationships in the Midwest.
“Having worked in the region for many years, I already know that Midwest partners truly appreciate Sandler Partners’ core offerings, high level of support and proactive commissions auditing,” said Yakos. “Sandler Partners also is uniquely transparent about carrier contracts, so that sales partners know what we’re making, which agreements are safest and which carriers are doing the best job. It’s a terrific company with talented people and a culture that fosters success for agents and their clients. I couldn’t be more pleased to be a part of it.”
Sandler Partners invites existing and prospective partners to meet Ryan at its Midwest Partner Summit, May 16th at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center. For more information or to request and invitation, visit www.sandlerpartners.com/mws2018
About Sandler Partners
Sandler Partners is America’s Fastest Growing Distributor of Connectivity & Cloud Services. In 2017, Sandler Partners was named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for the eighth straight year. Over the years, we expanded beyond our telecom roots to also deliver best-in-class cloud, colo, mobility, continuity and security solutions from 200+ suppliers through a network of more than 6,000 expert technology sales partners — agents, VARs and MSPs — to thousands of small, medium and enterprise organizations nationwide. For more information, visit www.sandlerpartners.com.