Michael J Thornton has been appointed Sales & Marketing Director of Frontier, the leading telephony and data network services provider. He joins Frontier from Uniworld where he held a similar position for the past two years.
Michael has considerable experience in the EMEA comms channel sector, including creating channel operations from scratch and working in markets such as mobile and hosted IP. His immediate goal is to spread the ‘Frontier word’ to the comms channel, helping dealers fight the recession by promoting Frontier’s policy of offering margins of up to 75% and helping the dealers grow their market opportunity.
Commenting on his appointment Michael said, “Joining Frontier is an exceptional opportunity to lead this exciting company to the forefront of the dealer channel and I look forward to building on the success of Peter Southgate and his team. Frontier has an exciting and robust market offering, including its groundbreaking Reseller in a Box proposition, which is driving the company forward. It is my aim to make Frontier the ‘Reseller of Choice’ to the dealer community”
Michael, aged 46, is a family man and outside of work he is a keen sportsman, Spurs supporter and chairman of his local football club, a semi professional Wessex Premier League side
For Frontier, Peter Southgate, Managing Director said, “Bringing an industry recognized figure like ‘MJ’ to Frontier is testimony to the drive and ambition of our company. Michael has a proven track record of building relationships with dealers and suppliers alike, which I believe is second to none. We have taken our time in making this appointment, but I am quite sure our patience, and that of our dealers, will be rewarded.”