Joann Amaral Joins Intelisys as Partner Development Manager, Southwest Region

Meets Demand of Growing Southwest Region for Dedicated Strategic Support
Petaluma, CA (June 28, 2018) – Intelisys Inc., a ScanSource company and the nation’s leading Technology Services Distributor, has announced the addition of Joann Amaral as Partner Development Manager, Southwest Region, to its growing team. Based out of California, Amaral will support Intelisys Sales Partners throughout Southern California and Las Vegas. She will report to J.R. Cook, Senior Vice President, West Region.
“Joann is joining Intelisys at a pivotal time. As convergence continues to open new opportunities for the channel, Joann is the ideal addition to the rapidly expanding Southwest Region,” said J.R. Cook. “She has built a strong, trusted brand reputation through her exceptional support and dedication to her partners, and brings extensive knowledge of the Los Angeles and Las Vegas markets to her role. We are excited to provide strategic sales support that will further strengthen the growth of the Intelisys community and enable our Sales Partners to grow their businesses stronger, faster.”
Samantha Burkhalter, Senior Manager, Strategic Partner Development – Southwest Region, said, “Joann brings more than 20 years of telecom industry experience, and as a channel manager on the carrier side has built strong relationships with Intelisys Sales Partners and the channel community. We share a mutual passion for working closely with our partners and building strategies to help them grow their businesses. She will be a great asset to the team.”
An industry veteran, Amaral began her telecom career with Pacific Bell (now AT&T) in 1997 and transitioned to a role with Allegiance Telecom (which was acquired by XO Communications) in 1999. She held multiple key leadership roles over the next two decades, most recently serving as Channel Manager at XO Communications, which was acquired by Verizon in 2017.
“As a Supplier Partner with Intelisys, I’ve developed relationships with the company and its Sales Partners. The unique opportunity to work with the best of the best in the industry was one I could not pass up,” explained Joann Amaral. “Working closely with Samantha to bolster and enhance our dedicated, regional support; offering integrated, complete cloud, telecom and connectivity solutions offered through Intelisys’ extensive Supplier Partner portfolio; enabling my Sales Partners’ success–there is much that I look forward to accomplishing.”
Amaral’s proven strategic and business acumen, combined with effective business development and leadership skills, will provide increased value to Intelisys Sales Partners in the company’s Southwest Region.
“This is an exciting time for the channel–cloud and convergence are opening a vast number of opportunities for our partners, and emerging technologies like AI and IoT are poised to open a whole new world of solutions and growth. I am passionate about empowering my Sales Partners’ success as they advance the next wave of technology with their customers,” Amaral added.
About Intelisys
Intelisys, a ScanSource company, is the nation’s leading Technology Services Distributor of business communications services, including voice, data, access, cable, collaboration, wireless and cloud. Intelisys is dedicated to one thing – serving the needs and accelerating the success of the industry’s top producing telecom sales agents, IT Solution Providers, VARs, MSPs and integrators, as they leverage the power of recurring revenue in their businesses.
Today Intelisys is leading the way as its Sales Partners make the pivot and experience the shift away from traditional telco services into a new era of cloud-based solutions. Under contract with more than 160 of the world’s leading telecom carriers, cloud services providers and technology partners, Intelisys delivers the services end users demand exclusively through a network of Sales Partners, supporting those Sales Partners via the most exceptional back office support team ever assembled in the channel. To learn more, visit or talk to Intelisys at 800-615-8330.
Intelisys was acquired by ScanSource, a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, in August of 2016.
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