Foster rejoins MegaPath to lead business services

MegaPath has named Dan Foster its president of business markets, marking the return of one of the company's leaders as it looks to gain more share in the unified communications (UC) market segment.

Dan Foster, MegaPath

Foster

Foster rejoins the company to drive the strategic direction and management of MegaPath's North American direct and indirect sales and marketing, according to a company release. He will also oversee the company's product innovation and growth initiatives.

What's interesting about Foster's return to the fold is that it comes only a week after MegaPath launched its MegaPath One UC service, which offers integrated collaboration applications for any size business.

He will oversee all of the go-to-market activities for MegaPath One and all other business services, and will make sure sales and marketing resources are aligned for partners and customers.

Foster's past experience with the company puts him in a good position to lead MegaPath's business segment. Before leaving MegaPath last year, he led the company's cloud division, and previously was president of business markets.  

The past few years have been a time of transition for MegaPath. In September 2014, Global Capacity acquired its Network Services business unit, giving the company additional cash to invest in the firm's managed and cloud services businesses.

At the time, MegaPath told FierceTelecom that the company decided to focus on the cloud services and managed services because it believes those are high growth markets.

MegaPath's managed service and wholesale business was the product of various acquisitions, including Covad Communications and Speakeasy. Much of this business, however, was focused on providing wholesale copper-based Ethernet over Copper (EoC), DSL and T-1 services.

For more:
- see the release

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