AVANT Adds Industry All-Star to Leadership Team with New Sr. Director of Business Development

Newly Appointed Sr. Director of Business Development, Jaime Matoba, to help accelerate AVANT’s vendor ecosystem strategy and growth 

CHICAGO – February 4, 2020 – AVANT Communications (“AVANT”), a platform for IT decision-making for next generation technologies, today announces the addition of Jaime Matoba to its leadership team as Sr. Director of Business Development. 

AVANT continues to make significant investments to help businesses navigate the relentless pace of change in IT, leading to impressive innovation and growth. Matoba will lead AVANT’s business development and vendor ecosystem initiatives, the lifeblood of the Trusted Advisor community. Jaime’s 15 years of in-depth channel and direct sales experience will build upon AVANT’s platforms for IT decision-making, including the Pathfinder App, AVANT’s Research and Analytics offerings and its industry-respected engineering team. Jaime will assist Trusted Advisors by developing programs that maximize vendor engagement in client opportunities.

“Here we go again. AVANT adds another industry all-star to our team!” said Ian Kieninger, CEO and Co-Founder of AVANT. “People and culture are everything at AVANT, and Jaime exceeds our high standard on all counts. We can’t wait to add her deep channel and contact center expertise to the amazing team and culture we are blessed with here at AVANT.”

Prior to joining AVANT, Jaime was well known in the industry for successfully developing the channel business at Nice inContact. She was instrumental in growing Nice inContact from its early forays into the channel to the leading cloud contact center solution provider that it is today. Jaime’s unique mix of direct sales experience and contact center expertise further enhances her ability to engage as a respected peer within the community. This combination will empower Jaime to lead the industry once again in developing powerful vendor strategies to benefit the Trusted Advisors and their clients.

“Jaime gets the channel. She understands what it takes to get things done with service providers. She is the perfect embodiment of channel sales knowledge, direct selling experience and AVANT culture,” said Drew Lydecker, President and Co-Founder of AVANT. “We have challenged Jaime to think 10X in accelerating the vendor ecosystem, and believe she will exceed our expectations.”

“As AVANT continues to grow and innovate, I am excited to join the company and help accelerate the momentum at a pivotal point of growth in our industry,” said Jaime Matoba.  “After 15 years in sales and supporting the growth of the channel, I am excited to be at the center of the industry with AVANT and to continue to expand the AVANT ecosystem.” 

About AVANT Communications

AVANT Communications is a platform for IT decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next-generation technologies. AVANT provides unique value to its extensive network of Trusted Advisors with original research, channel sales assistance, training, and tools to guide decision-making around IT services that promote business growth. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments to the latest in security services, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make intelligent, data-driven decisions about services, technology and cost-effective communications. For more information, visit www.goavant.net, or connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.