Co-Founder Rick Sheldon, Co-Owner Dana Topping, and Co-Founder Rick Dellar
Rick and Rick co-founded Intelisys in 1994, as one of the original Telecom Master Agencies in the United States. Both had successful track records as top producers in direct and indirect carrier sales and management assignments. They built Intelisys from the ground up, understanding the unique challenges of becoming successful telecom agents.
Dana Topping joined Intelisys as an equity partner in 2006 through a merger with his company, Resource Communications. Dana’s expertise was high-level design of private networks for Fortune 100 customers and designing applications for them. Dana currently focuses on building and shaping Intelisys’ vision through innovative solutions in an era of convergence.
Rick, Rick, and Dana share executive management responsibilities for the overall strategic direction of the company. Together with the Intelisys Strategy Team, they are responsible for developing sales, support, and value-added applications that drive revenue growth and provide Intelisys’ top-performing Sales Partners with an experience that is unmatched in the industry, establishing Intelisys as the country’s leading Technology Services Distributor.
Jay joined the Intelisys team in October of 2002 and brings over 25 years of telecom sales, marketing and management experience to his role at Intelisys.
Jay spent 10 years with MCI Telecommunications in his early career, and in the years prior to joining Intelisys held leadership positions with CLEC, reseller and collaboration start-ups. In his role as President, Jay is responsible for managing all aspects of Intelisys’ business operations as well as developing and executing strategies to grow and differentiate Intelisys in the marketplace. Jay is most passionate about celebrating the successes of Intelisys’ top performing Sales Partners, maintaining a fun and rewarding culture for Intelisys colleagues, and evangelising the huge opportunity for channel partners to capture more share in the telecommunications industry.
Stephen joined the Intelisys Global team March 2016. Having realised in his first account manager role for NTL (Virgin Media) that the most effective means of getting services out to a market was to build a trusted network of partners, Stephen has since spent all of his career in the indirect channel. Carrier, service provider and integrator level channel roles at Interoute, Telstra, Level 3, Orange, Gamma and NFON have provided Stephen with an extensive telecoms background, both in the UK and across continental Europe. Stephen passionately believes that the European market is a sleeping giant when it comes to introducing the market to the Intelisys model, and emphatically shares his vision for Intelisys Global with Supplier and Sales Partners alike who join and contribute towards the continued Intelisys success story. He has been working in the telecoms channel since 1997, and is based in the UK.
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Carol joined our team in June 2003. She brings over 25 years of successful telecom and management experience to Intelisys.
Carol has held a variety of support positions in channel sales, service, and marketing where she has been responsible for supporting independent sales distributors and end user customers worldwide. In her role as Vice President, Sales Operations, Carol is responsible for the systems and structures that support Intelisys’ Sales Partners and Supplier Partners, as well as the Order Management and Audex teams. Carol is also a member of the Intelisys Strategy Team, working on strategic planning and execution of the overall Intelisys business plan.
Taylor joined Intelisys Global in April 2016, with the launch of the new subsidiary. In her role as Manager, Sales Operations, Taylor is responsible for supporting Supplier Partners in the UK portfolio, as well as bringing on new Sales Partners. Taylor previously worked as a Supplier Manager for Intelisys in California. Taylor also has extensive wine industry experience as a sommelier, and holds an Advanced Level Certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Taylor lives in the town of St. Albans, right outside of London, with her husband Andy and daughter Aria.
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In his role as Vice President, Finance, Mike is responsible for managing all aspects of financial management, accounting, and commissions for Intelisys.
Michael joined the Intelisys team in September 2007. He brings over 25 years of finance experience in a variety of industries with small and medium-sized companies, as well as large international corporations. Mike spent 12 years with British Petroleum as a business analyst and internal auditor, and in recent years has been involved with several other medium-sized companies in California, including Applied Graphics, where he was CFO for eight years.
Andrew has been in the telecommunications & IT industries for 24 years and has held senior sales leadership positions with carriers such as AT&T, MCI and WorldCom.
He joined Intelisys through the acquisition of Cloud Services Coalition, a Master Agency and Integrator that he founded with the purpose of helping the channel address the growing demand for cloud services, such as hosted VoIP, cloud computing and cloud infrastructure. In 2001, Andrew helped to launch GoBeam Communications, a pioneer in hosted IP telephony that was sold in 2004 to Covad Communications, where Andrew then spent three years running the channel. Andrew also serves on the advisory board for Channel Partners and is a founding member of Cloud & Technology Transformation Alliance (CTTA).
Stacey joined our team in January 2015 and brings to Intelisys over 20 years of business and legal experience.
As a corporate attorney, Stacey has provided legal and business consulting services to start-up and established companies in the finance, internet, software and telecommunication industries. She has worked with Intelisys and others businesses in the Channel for the past 14 years. She likes to think of herself as an attorney who thinks like a business person. Stacey has a BA from University of California, Davis and a JD from Santa Clara University, School of Law.
Brian is responsible for planning and implementing marketing and sales strategies integrating traditional, digital, and video marketing with technology to grow Intelisys’ new and existing and markets.
Brian joined the Intelisys team in May of 2014. His marketing and business strategy experience with more than 50 IT solution providers and telecom agents provides Intelisys a resource uniquely suited for reaching and educating more telecom and IT businesses looking to grow. As Director of Marketing Brian manages Intelisys’ marketing communications, brand evangelisation, and lead generation efforts as well as its marketing support for Sales Partners.
Jess joined Intelisys in 2015 as Marketing Communications Manager, with more than a decade of experience in print and digital journalism, marketing communications and PR. Her work has taken her around the globe, most notably to New Zealand, where she spent 7 years, first as Managing Editor of a boutique publishing firm specializing in B2B IT and Telco titles, and later as Editorial Manager for an international media and events company. She is a graduate of Hampshire College and the University of Denver.