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HERNDON, VA – June 28, 2011 – XO Communications, a leading provider of advanced IP communications, hosted IT infrastructure and managed network solutions, today announced the appointment of Shane McNamara as vice president of indirect sales.
As vice president of indirect sales, McNamara will lead the XO Business Partner program and oversee the company’s indirect sales strategy through its network of agents, partners and value added resellers. McNamara joins XO Communications from CDW, a major reseller of computer hardware, software and supplies from companies such as Cisco, IBM and Microsoft.
“With more than 14 years of sales experience in the telecommunications industry, Shane is a seasoned indirect channel sales leader and known entity among our valuable partners in the indirect channel in the telecommunications industry,” said Mike Toplisek, senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Business Services at XO Communications. “Shane brings both a deep knowledge of the industry and key relationships and will be a great addition to our sales leadership team.”
Prior to joining XO Communications, McNamara served as general manager of carrier services for CDW, he led the company’s indirect sales to carriers and service providers and successfully grew its indirect channel sales business by more than 40 percent over the last three years. Prior to that, Shane was director of sales and marketing for Global Crossing’s indirect channel, where he helped build and grow its channel business. Before that, he held various account management and sales roles in both the direct and indirect channel at Global Crossing.
About XO Communications
XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading nationwide provider of advanced broadband communications services and solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers. Its customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable companies, carriers, content providers and mobile network operators. Utilizing its unique combination of high-capacity nationwide and metro networks and broadband wireless capabilities, XO Communications offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services with proven performance, scalability and value in more than 85 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit www.xo.com.
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Chad Couser / XO Communications
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