Local communications technology provider Powernet has hired Steve Cantrell as a new Channel Manager. Cantrell will be responsible for fostering current agent relationships while recruiting new agents.
The new position was created to help expand Powernet’s Agent Channel. “Steve has the character and relationship-building abilities we were looking for when hiring for this role,” said Anton Loon, Vice President of Enterprise Sales.
"The reasons I was attracted to Powernet when searching for a new position in the industry are the same reasons my agents and their customers will want to take a close look at doing business with us,” said Cantrell. “As many telecom providers navigate hasty mergers and acquisitions, agents and customers will likely get lost in the shuffle. With a track record covering 23 years, Powernet values stability and continuity, with a positive industry reputation to back it up."
Cantrell started his career in telecommunications in 1999 at ConnectSouth Communications. Since then, he has continued building his telecom expertise by working with numerous telecommunications companies as well as with notable Master Agencies like Telarus and Intelisys. Cantrell’s product portfolio includes VoIP, SIP, T1, and Wireless among countless other solutions and operations.
With Powernet headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, and agents located all over the United States, Cantrell will remain in his hometown of Austin, Texas.
“Growing our agent channel is no small undertaking and Steve is helping us continue to do that,” Loon said. “[Steve’s] experience and sales ability will be a huge plus for this position and the agents he’ll work with.”
Powernet enables businesses to connect in the office and across the world through wireless networking, Wi-Fi, voice, data and call center solutions, in addition to domestic and international carrier services. With more than 24 years of telecom experience and expert sales and support teams operating out of our Cincinnati, Ohio headquarters, we provide our partners and clients the unparalleled service and innovative technology they need to achieve their business goals.