SOURCE: Intelisys

Intelisys

February 25, 2010 15:00 ET

Intelisys and partnerTEL Announce Purchase Agreement for Intelisys to Buy partnerTEL Core Agency Base

Agreement Calls for Intelisys to Manage and Grow Core partnerTEL Agency Business Under the Intelisys Umbrella Effective Immediately -- and for the Two Companies to Explore Other Telecom Business Opportunities

PETALUMA, CA and ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2010) -  Intelisys Communications, Inc., the nation's leading master agency distributor of business communications services, and partnerTEL, Inc., an industry-leading telecom managed services company, today announced a definitive agreement to merge core partnerTEL vendor agreements under Intelisys.

"As partnerTEL focuses on strengthening its position as a managed/outsourced telecom service provider, we believe we have chosen the perfect partner in Intelisys to purchase core vendor agreements," said Steve Gareleck, Executive Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of partnerTEL. "With a history of building solid customer relationships and adding value through the telecom procurement life cycle, we are confident that Intelisys will continue to provide the highest level of support. This not only expands our offering to our current and future agents, it also strengthens our vendor agreements through Intelisys," Gareleck added. 

As part of the agreement, Intelisys will purchase core partnerTEL vendor agreements. partnerTEL will continue to market managed services offerings with no impact to its agent community. 

"We're excited to be bringing on new Intelisys Supplier Partners through this agreement with partnerTEL and look forward to building on the successes of the partnerTEL agent community,"
said Rick Dellar, Co-Founder of Intelisys. "As Intelisys executes on its long term strategic plan, we are energized by the partnerTEL purchase and anticipate completing additional purchases in 2010 and beyond."

To learn more about Intelisys go to www.intelisyscorp.com. To learn more about partnerTEL go to www.partnertel.com.

About Intelisys

Intelisys is the only telecom master agency focused exclusively on supporting the Channel's top-producing sales agents. The company specializes in providing a broad suite of telecom value-based solutions to ensure the top-producing agent's success. Intelisys services include a complete selection of carrier voice and data services, wireless and wired access, auxiliary services such as voice and web conferencing, mobility solutions, professional service offerings and Intelisys' proprietary telecom asset management tool, Audex. Since its inception in 1994, Intelisys' growth is a result of the unique formula of recruiting top-producing agents, capitalizing on industry trends, and most importantly, providing exceptional operational and back-office support. This formula has positioned Intelisys as the recognized thought leader in the telecommunications independent sales channel.

About partnerTEL

partnerTEL is a managed services company that has helped over 2000 business enterprises both domestically and internationally, streamline their telecom procurement, management and expenditure processes, and maximize their overall telecom savings rate and Return on Investment (ROI). partnerTEL's objective is to eliminate the unnecessary costs associated with inefficient enterprise telecommunications processes and reduce total costs through systematic, strategic procurement of telecom services and ongoing contract compliance. partnerTEL sells and distributes its services through both a direct sales force and indirect sales force of over 350 independent telecom consultants and partners internationally.

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