by Jackie Schmid on Monday, May 14, 2018
Ian Pugh to lead strategy for UC & IT manufacturer programs
(Cedar Rapids, IA) – GreatAmerica Financial Services announced today Unified Communications (UC) industry veteran, Ian Pugh, has joined their team. Ian brings 15 years of experience in the Unified Communications industry to his new role as Director, Strategic Programs for the GreatAmerica Unified Communications and IT business unit. Pugh will be responsible for the GreatAmerica UC and IT manufacturer programs strategy and serve as a liaison between GreatAmerica and the telecommunications industry, including manufacturers and service providers.
“Ian brings an enormous amount of channel experience, industry connections, as well as sales and leadership experience,” said Wil Meggers, Vice President and General Manager of the Unified Communications & IT Group at GreatAmerica. “We help Managed Service Providers, IT VARs, and UC channel partners navigate the evolution of the technology market, and Ian’s experience as a former leader of a technology company adds insight to that mission.”
Prior to joining GreatAmerica, Pugh spent 15 years in leadership, sales and marketing roles at Gsolutionz Inc., a unified communications and collaboration provider in California. The last 5 years he served as the company’s president, leading them through a transition to cloud.
“I had the opportunity to be a customer of GreatAmerica in my previous role at Gsolutionz, and I knew they would be a great fit for me,” said Pugh. “The UC community is going through a once-in-a-lifetime transformation and look forward to bringing new ideas, products, and partner relationships to our loyal partner community.”