LAS VEGAS, April 14, 2017 /CNW/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today announced that Channel Partners magazine, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom systems and services, has recognized John DeLozier, vice president of CenturyLink Channel Alliances, with a 2017 Circle of Excellence award.
The publication's Circle of Excellence winners were honored during an April 12 awards ceremony at the Spring 2017 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. These winners will be featured throughout 2017 on a special Channel Partners Immersion Center.
"Circle of Excellence honors executives for their vision, innovation and advocacy of the indirect channel during a time of transition," said Art Wittmann, content director of Channel Partners. "This program recognizes IT and telecom channel leaders who are helping their partners create business value for their customers."
A leader of CenturyLink's Alliances and Strategic Partnerships management team, DeLozier oversees the development and execution of strategic sales and partner plans and defining new go-to-market models with third-party partners such as systems integrators, managed services providers and software companies.
The CenturyLink Channel Alliances business has implemented new sales and channel initiatives to drive incremental organic growth as well as a more strategic approach to its mix of value-added resellers, managed services providers and regional systems integrators.
"John and I are very excited to be leading a team and culture that are elevating CenturyLink's channel program," said Bill Corbin, CenturyLink senior vice president, Alliances and Strategic Partnerships. "John's deep channel expertise and understanding of the importance of building strong relationships will continue to be what connects partners with CenturyLink and further the success and growth of our channel programs."
Prior to joining CenturyLink, DeLozier was a senior executive at Unify, where he played a key role in building the company's channel organization. In a previous role, he founded and managed ACT, a systems integration company focusing on unified communications and collaboration and call center implementations.
About Channel Partners
For more than two decades, Channel Partners has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the business technology industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. Channel Partners is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Cloud Partners.
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.
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