PORTLAND, Ore., April 23, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of fiber-based, business-grade networking, communications and cloud solutions, has hired Ken Smith, to fill the newly created position of executive vice president, sales. Smith’s appointment follows that of Jesse Selnick, named Integra’s CFO, and the promotion of Karen Clauson to SVP, general counsel, corporate secretary in February. Smith will report directly to Kevin O’Hara, CEO.
Smith brings to Integra nearly 30 years of sales experience in the telecommunications industry. As the company’s executive vice president, sales, Smith will lead Integra’s sales organization of more than 350 employees. His responsibilities include driving revenue, developing and implementing sales strategies, and evaluating Integra’s solutions to ensure they align with the company’s vision.
“The executive vice president, sales position will serve as a critical element to Integra’s management team and sales organization. We’re pleased to have an industry veteran like Ken fill this role,” said Kevin O’Hara, chief executive officer of Integra Telecom. “Ken’s vast telecommunications and leadership experience will prove invaluable in driving the company’s sales and revenue growth.”
Prior to his role at Integra, Smith served as principal of Serviam, LLC, and held various executive leadership roles at CenturyLink, Inc., where he where he led mid-market and enterprise efforts, restructured the company’s Inside Sales and Customer Care divisions to better support client and market demands, improved revenue and sales production, and led nearly 600 employees. His career also includes management positions at ICG Communications, Inc., Broadwing Communications, LLC, MCI Worldcom, and AT&T.