Joel Poythress, EVP of Global Sales at Sangoma Captures Coveted 2022 CRN Channel Chief Recognition

Sangoma Technologies Corporation (“Sangoma”) (TSX: STC; NASDAQ: SANG), an industry leader in delivering cloud-native Communications-as-a-Service solutions for businesses of all sizes, is pleased to announce that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Joel Poythress, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, to its 2022 Channel Chiefs list. CRN’s annual Channel Chiefs project identifies top IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate expertise, influence and innovation in channel leadership. 2022 CRN Channel Chiefs

A panel of CRN editors selected the honorees for their channel dedication, industry stature and accomplishments as channel advocates. The 2022 Channel Chiefs are influential leaders who continue to shape the IT channel with innovative strategies, programs and partnerships. 

Joel drives sales team performance and revenue growth for Sangoma as Executive Vice President of Global Sales. Over his tenure with Sangoma, Joel has delivered 25% revenue growth through an exclusive channel strategy that has included Master Agents, Interconnects, VARs, MSPs, and wholesale customers. He has also developed Go to Market strategies driving incremental new software product growth of 35% including DaaS, CPaaS, SD-WAN, and UCaaS collaboration solutions.

“I am honored to be named as a Channel Chief,” said Joel, regarding his win. “I’ve spent most of my career in channel sales, and am proud to have reached this milestone. I also want to thank my partners and incredible team for everything they do and what we have accomplished together. Their success is my success, and vice versa!”

“CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs recognition is given exclusively to the foremost channel executives who consistently design, promote, and execute effective partner programs and strategies,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We’re thrilled to recognize the tireless work and unwavering commitment these honorees put into fostering outstanding business innovation and building strong partner programs to drive channel engagement and success.”

CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2022 issue of CRN Magazine and online at


About Sangoma Technologies Corporation

Sangoma Technologies is a trusted leader in delivering value-based Communications as a Service (CaaS) solutions for businesses of all sizes. Sangoma’s cloud-based Services include Unified Communication (UCaaS) business communications, Meetings as a Service (MaaS), Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS), Trunking as a Service (TaaS), Fax as a Service (FaaS), Device as a Service (DaaS), and Access Control as a Service (ACaaS). In addition, Sangoma offers a full line of communications Products, including premise-based UC systems, a full line of desk phones and headsets, and a complete connectivity suite (gateways/SBCs/telephony cards). Sangoma’s products and services are used in leading UC, PBX, IVR, contact center, carrier networks, office productivity, and data communication applications worldwide. Sangoma is also the primary developer and sponsor of Asterisk and FreePBX, the world’s two most widely used open-source communication software projects.

Sangoma Technologies Corporation is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange and NASDAQ (TSX: STC; NASDAQ: SANG). Additional information on Sangoma can be found at:

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