New Sales Manager at Maintel

Maintel, the business-to-business telecoms and data services company – has appointed Rob Leader as Sales Manager of its Mobile and Network Services divisions.

Rob will head up a team of nine people initially, with a view to recruiting a larger team and significantly growing Maintel’s base of 1,000 Mobile and Network Services customers and 13,000 connections in the next year and beyond.

Rob comes with an impressive track record of transforming telecoms sales teams into high-performing units.

Having initially started out in the industry on the technical side of the business with Nortel, he moved to T-Mobile, before joining Vodafone as a data specialist and then being headhunted to a similar role by 02.

While at 02, Rob was seconded to head up the London sales team within a year of joining before being appointed to the role of Regional Sales Manager for the South-East, proceeding to transform the lowest performing sales team into the best in the UK with minimal changes to personnel and winning accolades across the board.

Jim Close, Group Sales Director at Maintel, said: “Rob has an impressive track record of getting the best out of people and creating winning teams through strong leadership and positive sales culture.

“He’s the perfect fit for Maintel’s vision for its Mobile and Network Services divisions, and we’re all excited by the boost we know he will give the business.”

Rob Leader said: “Maintel is in the enviable position of being way ahead of the competition with its unified comms and hosted voice offerings and has an outstanding, broad product portfolio.

“The people and culture here are also great and I have been impressed with the leadership team, and the excellent additions from the acquisition of Datapoint last year. Maintel is ambitious, growing, and has a strong vision for developing the business. I am delighted to have this huge opportunity to be part of a successful company that is really going places.

“My goal is to stimulate aggressive growth through new business, whilst improving our already strong account management team, and growing the already highly rated service team and selling a wider range of solutions into existing customers.”

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine