Rochester, NY - July 24, 2014
Allworx Corp., a Windstream company, has promoted Thomas Elliott to Director of Sales and Business Development.
In his newly created role, Elliot will be responsible for growing and supporting both Allworx’s authorized dealer network and its distribution partners. Reporting directly to the company’s vice president and general manager, Chris Hasenauer, Elliott will continue to have a significant role in guiding Allworx’s future strategic direction. In his previous position as Director of Business Development, Elliott’s efforts in building a distribution channel have been instrumental in positioning Allworx to become a premier provider of VoIP solutions to small and medium-sized businesses across North America. As Allworx has grown, he has helped lead the way to building an award-winning business with emphasis on providing effortless communications to Allworx customers.
“Tom’s extensive experience in sales operations, channel development and strategic planning has been an enormous asset to Allworx,” Hasenauer said. “I am excited about the opportunities that will develop as a result of Tom’s expanded leadership role.”
Elliott brings with him over thirty years of leadership experience in the telecommunication industry, of which eight have been with Allworx. He began his professional career in telecommunications working for the Rochester Telephone Corporation in various operating and marketing roles and then went on to head several companies in the industry, including TIE Communications Canada where he was Chairman and CEO, Callnet Telecommunications (later Sprint Canada and now part of Rogers Communications) where he was president and CEO, and WillTel Communications Systems where he was Senior Vice President Marketing and Sales leading its 450 member telephone equipment and network salesforce.
Later, Elliott co-founded the marketing and consulting firm Quest America. When that company was later sold to USN Communications, he was named COO of the parent company and prior to its IPO he became CEO and Chairman of the Board.
Elliott holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics from the University of Windsor.
“I am excited about the challenges associated with this expanded role,” said Elliott. “We’ve accomplished a great deal already at Allworx; early stage product success, significant venture capital funding, acquisition by an up and coming competitive carrier and now full integration into the sales efforts here at Windstream, but I believe the real opportunities are still ahead of us.”
Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Allworx is an award-winning provider of communications solutions for all but the largest size business. Allworx delivers VoIP (Voice over IP) unified communications systems to a wide range of industries including not-for-profit and government locations through a network of authorized dealers. Allworx is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Windstream. For more information, please visit www.allworx.com.
Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. For more information, visit www.windstream.com.