Cloud communications leader Vonage said Thursday that industry veteran Curt Allen will join the Holmdel-based company as senior vice president and channel chief, effective July 13, 2020.
Allen has more than two decades of channel experience in the tech industry, having been both a master agent and a leader of channel programs with large technology providers. With a reputation for building lasting relationships through agile and measurable strategic initiatives, Allen has a proven record of achieving results in an ever-changing technology marketplace.
Prior to joining Vonage, Allen was with Windstream where he held various sales senior leadership roles. Prior to Windstream, he was president and part owner of X4 Solutions, leading a national master agency to multi-million-dollar profitability, and ultimately a profitable exit for stakeholders. X4 Solutions was acquired by Sandler Partners and Allen continued in the role as president of channel, ensuring a smooth transition for all stakeholders and retaining all active sales partners.
Channel sales is a critical component of Vonage’s go-to-market strategy, and one Vonage has experienced significant growth in over the last year. The company said it is investing in channel leadership to keep this momentum going.
“We are thrilled to welcome Curt to the Vonage team,” said Rodolpho Cardenuto, President, applications group for Vonage. “Vonage has a tremendous Channel program built on an extremely solid foundation and we remain committed to growing this integral part of our business. Well-known for his results-oriented and collaborative spirit, Curt is a natural choice to lead our growing and dynamic Channel organization through its next successful chapter.”