DENVER, CO – August 22, 2016 – Four Winds Interactive (FWI), a leader in the Visual Communications industry, today announced that Rich Blakeman joined the senior leadership team as the Vice President of Alliances and Partnerships. Grounded in sales and marketing, Blakeman brings over 25 years of experience leading direct and channel sales teams for technology companies.
“I’m excited to join Four Winds Interactive and continue nurturing the company’s existing partnerships as well as explore new strategic alliances that can garner significant gains for our clients, our partners and our company,” Blakeman said. “I’m extremely impressed with how Visual Communications impact everyday interactions and am looking forward to working with the other members of the senior leadership team that have solidified FWI as the industry leader.”
Blakeman, author of The Hybrid Sales Channel, comes to FWI from Channel Enablers, a division of Miller Heiman. While there, he directed the sales channel management for some of the world’s largest companies and their partners. He also held executive posts at other companies including IBM, Carlson Companies, Norstan and more. Blakeman will draw on his extensive leadership experience to develop and execute Four Winds Interactive’s Partnership and Alliances programs.
“Rich’s ability to develop strategic partnerships that benefit all parties is second-to-none. His demonstrated excellence in leadership and understanding of both the sales and marketing sides of business will help, our clients, partners and FWI take success to the next level,” stated Lane Brannan, SVP of Sales for FWI.