Avanade veteran Joel Raper to lead global sales team
BELLEVUE, Wash. – Oct. 18, 2017 – Unify Square, the leading provider of software and 24×7 cloud managed services for Microsoft Skype for Business and Teams, today announced the appointment of Joel Raper as Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Joel brings more than 20 years of experience to the team and is responsible for leading Unify Square’s global enterprise and partner sales efforts.
“The leadership and expertise Joel brings to the table will be instrumental in expanding Unify Square’s sales momentum,” said John Case, CEO of Unify Square. “Joel has an impressive track record growing sales for both emerging and large businesses with a focus in unified communications. We anticipate that his presence on our leadership team will play a significant role in our ongoing exponential growth.”
In his head of sales role, Joel will continue to accelerate Unify Square’s global revenue. His focus will be on enhancing existing enterprise relationships, signing new customers into the Unify Square PowerSuite family, and establishing new channel partnerships in order to develop and deliver Unify Square solutions to a broader set of customers. Joel will also incrementally build out the sales team to respond to the increased demand of Unify Square products and services.
“My decision to join the Unify Square team was based on both its industry-leading software and cloud managed services suite, as well as its growing portfolio of diverse enterprise customers,” said Joel. “I look forward to helping Unify Square achieve its next stage of growth as we continue to expand our PowerSuite software functionality to encompass support for Microsoft Teams and other areas of customer need, such as UC device management.”
Joel’s experience prior to Unify Square is showcased both in large and emerging companies. He worked as Vice President of Global Channels at Avanade where he started and grew its channel business around consulting, managed services and service integration. Prior to Avanade, in addition to driving significant deals on the sale side, Joel served as Vice President of Enterprise Solutions at a growing managed services provider, where he ran and grew the IT operations team from five to 105 NOC engineers in only two years.