Mitel's Sandra Hill Appointed Top Channel Chief by CRN

OTTAWA, April 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a global leader in business communications, has announced the appointment of Sandra Hill, vice president of channel management and distribution to the CRN Channel Chief List for 2014. Bringing deep channel expertise to Mitel's executive team from day one, Hill continues to expand sales successes with partners in the Americas. 

"Sandra Hill hit the ground running here at Mitel and has greatly amplified our channel program. We are seeing tremendous results as we continue to offer our channel partners what we believe is the strongest offerings for business communications and the best path to cloud communications," said Joe Vitalone, Mitel's executive vice president and president of the Americas region.

Leveraging further opportunities to promote Mitel products, solutions and programs, Hill has led Mitel's best-in-class channel partner programs designed to create and accelerate revenue. A strong focus on channel support has resulted in targeted growth to include long-term partner community commitments as well as in bringing new partners on board. Channel support has also increased with strategic partner recruitment efforts, adding important distributors for Mitel's go-to-market strategy. Further, Mitel has increased sales training through its new Global Learning Management System, with more than 1,000 participants to date, including a series of road shows to expand partner training.

"Working to add strategic partners, particularly around cloud communications and contact center solutions, has been central to growing the channel network for Mitel. We have an incredible team with strong momentum and I'm thrilled to be part of it," said Hill.

The list of channel chiefs is comprised of top executives heading up the most successful channel organizations in the IT industry factoring in experience and innovation. These executives head up partner programs integral to the success of solution provider business growth. The Channel Chiefs List is published in CRN, CRN.com and CRN Tech News tablet app. 

About Mitel

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) is a global leader in business communications that easily connect employees, partners and customers -- anywhere, anytime and over any device, for the smallest business to the largest enterprise. Mitel offers customers maximum choice with one of the industry's broadest portfolios and the best path to the cloud. With more than US$1 billion in combined annual revenue, 60 million end-user customers worldwide, and #1 market share in Western Europe, Mitel is a clear market leader in business communications. For more information, go to www.mitel.com.

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