Intermedia Appoints Microsoft Senior Executive as New Sales Leader

Eric Martorano, former General Manager of Microsoft’s US Partner Sales, joins Intermedia as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales

2016-09-08

Mountain View, Calif. – September 8, 2016 – Intermedia, a leading cloud business applications provider, announced today that Eric Martorano has joined the company as its new Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, effective September 15th. Martorano comes to Intermedia from Microsoft®, where he most recently served as General Manager of US Partner Sales and developed, launched and managed industry leading channel partner programs.

“We are thrilled to bring a seasoned sales leader in both Microsoft products and the channel to Intermedia,” said Michael Gold, CEO of Intermedia. “Microsoft is such an important partner to us – we’ve built much of our business around incorporating their leading products into our application suite. Eric’s innate understanding of the Microsoft ecosystem will prove invaluable as we expand our Office 365® offerings, and work even more closely with the Microsoft team. Eric’s appointment to Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales further signifies Intermedia’s commitment to Microsoft, to the channel, and to our global go-to-market strategy.”

“Intermedia is a fast growing, partner-first organization that’s more than tripled its revenues, operating profits and user base over the past five years,” said Martorano. “I am thoroughly impressed by the demonstrable value that Intermedia provides to its channel partners. Intermedia’s Private Label program enables partners to take control of product branding and pricing, while maintaining ownership of their customer relationships. Having helped build Microsoft’s cloud services and Office 365 partner programs, I’ve seen first-hand how Intermedia value-adds of onboarding, support, and complementary applications such as SecuriSync® backup and file sharing, security products like Intermedia AppID® identity & access management, Cloud PBX, and email archiving can help solution providers differentiate themselves. These are just a few of the many reasons why I’m excited to be a part of the Intermedia team.”

Martorano spent over eight years at Microsoft, most recently as General Manager of US Channel Sales. Responsible for $17B+ in commercial revenue, he led Microsoft’s partner community where he assisted some of their largest partners worldwide in their successful transformation to the cloud.

“We wish Eric well in his new position with Intermedia,” said Stephen Boyle, Vice President of US Partner at Microsoft. “The move is beneficial for the partner community as he is well-respected in the industry and known for his business and channel leadership."

"We are very pleased with Eric Martorano joining Intermedia’s Leadership Team,” said Carlos de Torres, General Manager of Hosting & Cloud Services at Microsoft. “Intermedia’s strategy to enable the channel community to differentiate with a broad suite of cloud applications based largely on Microsoft technology will be supported by Eric’s deep knowledge and experience.”

Prior to Microsoft, Martorano led a number of key initiatives and strategies at other notable companies such as Sage Software and Ingram Micro. He also holds an active seat on CompTIA’s Board of Directors. Martorano earned an MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Northridge.

About Intermedia

Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ suite integrates the essential IT applications that companies need to do business, including email, voice, file backup and sharing, conferencing, instant messaging, identity and access management, mobility, security and archiving. Office in the Cloud goes beyond unified communications to encompass a wide breadth of fundamental IT solutions, delivered by a single provider.

Think of Office in the Cloud as your “Business Cloud Platform.” Intermedia’s applications are integrated into its HostPilot® control panel. There’s just one login, one password, one bill and one source of support, which creates significant cross-service efficiencies for both users and IT administrators. Intermedia offers enterprise-grade security, a 99.999% uptime service level agreement and 24/7 phone support with typical hold times of less than 60 seconds. Intermedia’s over 700 employees serve over 75,000 businesses and 6,000 active partners, including VARs, MSPs, key distributors and telecoms. Its award-winning Partner Program lets partners sell under their own brand with control over billing, pricing and other elements of their customer relationships. Intermedia is the world’s largest independent provider of Exchange email.

For more information, visit Intermedia.net.

Contacts

Melanie Lombardi
Intermedia
650.285.5857
PR@intermedia.net

Gabe Taylor
LEWIS for Intermedia
415.432.2400
IntermediaUS@teamlewis.com

Office in the Cloud, SecuriSync, Intermedia AppID, and HostPilot are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Intermedia.net, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Microsoft and Office 365 are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries

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