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Telarus Set To Attain Bigger Heights With New Leadership

May 05, 2014

For an organization, the right leadership can be a doorway to a wave of new opportunities. With this in mind, Telarus, a commercial telecom master agent, has bolstered its leadership team.

The company announced a couple of recent promotions. In addition, the two co-founders of the Utah-based company have been given new C-level titles to more concisely reflect their job responsibilities.

David Bashford, who joined Telarus (News - Alert) as the COO in late 2013, has been named its president. Co-founders Adam Edwards and Patrick Oborn have been named Chief Executive Officer and Chief Innovation Officer, respectively.

Showcasing great skill and work ethics, Paula McKinnon and Mike Gottwalt climbed the corporate ladder to grab top management ranks in the company. For McKinnon, it has been a great journey. Joining the company four years back as partner support manager, she is now one of the vice presidents of the company.

Gottwalt’s association with Telarus dates back to 2003. Starting as a Telarus agent, he became the top partner in 2006. He moved up in Telarus as the northwest channel manager in 2008. Throughout his career, Gottwalt has demonstrated an outstanding management and mentoring skill with partners and suppliers alike. In his new role of VP of Field Sales, Gottwalt will be responsible for coordinating and coaching all of Telarus’ field assets. Part of his job involves meeting regularly with agent and supplier partners in their respective markets.

“Congratulations go out to Mike and Paula for all of their hard work and dedication to Telarus all of these years,” said David Bashford, the new president of Telarus. “Their skill and work ethic make them deserving of this promotion and our leadership team will benefit from their contribution. I look forward to working with them as we focus on providing a superior experience for our partners, through both back office support and innovative software tools that help them make more sales with us than they can on their own or with another distributor.”

Among the new leaders of the company, Oborn is going to play one of the most crucial parts. As the company’s new Chief Innovation Officer, Oborn’s responsibility will be to continuously answer the complex question, “What’s next?” In this role, Oborn is tasked with pioneering new roles, envisioning new software, and figuring out new ways to add value. 

Edited by Rory J. Thompson
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