SOURCE: XO Communications

XO Communications

September 23, 2009 08:00 ET

XO Communications' Justin Marano Selected as a PHONE+ Top Channel Manager

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - September 23, 2009) - PHONE+ magazine, a resource for the telecommunications indirect sales channel, announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Miami Wednesday that Justin Marano, a local channel manager at XO Communications (OTCBB: XOHO), has been selected as a Top 15 Channel Manager.

The Top 15 Channel Managers were nominated by master agents, subagents and independent agents and selected by a poll of PHONE+ readers and supporters conducted between August 17-26. More than 1,000 people participated in the poll.

"Every year, PHONE+ welcomes the honor of announcing the top channel manager winners. Hardworking channel advocates, like the ones on this list, are what keeps telecom's indirect channel profitable and successful," said Mike Saxby, group publisher for PHONE+.

With nearly a decade of experience in telecommunications, Marano brings unmatched expertise and dedication to his position as a local channel manager at XO Communications. This is the latest in a growing number of professional accolades for Marano, who has been ranked the top performing channel manager at XO Communications for the past four years in a row. Marano has been a local channel manager at XO Communications since 2003 and manages nearly 50 channel partners located throughout the Northeast.

"Time and again, Justin has provided XO Business Partners and their customers with the expertise that delivers bottom line results through superior solution design, installation and support," said Tom Gorey, director of the XO Business Partner program. "His unwavering commitment to customer service is evident in all he does, and we're proud of his achievement as a Top 15 Channel Manager."

The results of this competition are published today on the PHONE+ Web site at

About XO Communications

XO Communications, a subsidiary of XO Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: XOHO), is a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications services and solutions for businesses, enterprises, government, carriers and service providers. Its customers include more than half of the Fortune 500, in addition to leading cable companies, carriers, content providers and mobile network operators. Utilizing its unique combination of high-capacity nationwide and metro networks and broadband wireless capabilities, XO offers customers a broad range of managed voice, data and IP services with proven performance, scalability and value in more than 75 metropolitan markets across the United States. For more information, visit

About PHONE+

PHONE+ magazine is the country's leading publication for communication distribution channels. For more than two decades, PHONE+ has been the undisputed leader in providing news and analysis to alternate distribution channels serving the communications industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services and associated CPE, applications and professional services.

PHONE+ includes a monthly print publication, a Web resource ( and a weekly newsletter.

About the Channel Partners Conference & Expo

Hosted by PHONE+ magazine, the Channel Partners Conference & Expo is the telecom industry's only event exclusively for the channel. The fall event is taking place this week in Miami. The spring conference is set for March 1-3, 2010, at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Cara Sievers
    Associate Editor
    Virgo Publishing LLC
    480-990-1101, ext. 1609

    Chad Couser
    XO Communications
    PH: 703-543-2746
    E: Email Contact