Master Agent, AVANT, Expands Technical Leadership with the Addition of Director of Cloud Engineering

Newly Appointed Director of Cloud Engineering, Brent Wilford, to bring enterprise engineering skills to enterprise customers, enabling implementation of next generation technologies

CHICAGO – February 11, 2020 – AVANT Communications (“AVANT”), a platform for IT decision-making for next generation technologies, today announces the addition of Brent Wilford to its leadership team as Director of Cloud Engineering.

As AVANT works to make strategic investments to enable Trusted Advisors to help businesses navigate the fast-paced IT market, they are focusing on bolstering their internal team with new additions, like Brent. In his role, Wilford will support AVANT’s Trusted Advisors and bring regional expertise to drive enablement for the Western region. Building upon AVANT’s existing cloud capabilities and knowledge, Wilford’s industry expertise in the unified communications as-a-service (UCaaS) and contact center-as-a-service (CCaaS) space will benefit AVANT’s partners by providing experienced enterprise engineering knowledge. Access to this expertise will help them sell next generation technologies better than ever.

“Culture is everything at AVANT,” said Ian Kieninger, CEO and co-founder of AVANT. “Brent’s phenomenal reputation in UCaaS and CCaaS has been well earned. He brings a strong character on top of industry knowledge that is sure to push AVANT and our partners to unparalleled success.”

Prior to joining AVANT, Wilford worked for Fuze, supporting enterprise sales and channel efforts. He also brings 15 years of knowledge about the cellular business, working with T-Mobile and Nextel/Sprint before moving to the software space.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brent to the AVANT family and to begin using his expertise to grow AVANT’s influence across the country,” said Drew Lydecker, president and co-founder of
AVANT. “His expertise and engineering skills are exactly what it takes to think 10X. We believe
Brent will push our vendor ecosystem to new heights.”

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help position AVANT as a leader in the incredibly fast growing market in the West,” said Wilford. “Being at the center of the action is not only exciting, but will enable AVANT’s vendor ecosystem to continue to expand and influence the market.”

About AVANT Communications

AVANT Communications is a platform for IT decision-making and the nation’s premier distributor for next-generation technologies. AVANT provides unique value to its extensive network of Trusted Advisors with original research, channel sales assistance, training, and tools to guide decision-making around IT services that promote business growth. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments to the latest in security services, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make intelligent, data-driven decisions about services, technology and cost-effective communications. For more information, visit www.goavant.co.uk, or connect on Twitter and LinkedIn.