ADVODA Rocks RocHenge Coors Field with 6th Annual CommUnity Event

In partnership with strategic suppliers, ADVODA Communications hosted its sixth annual CommUnity event on August 23, 2013, at the RocHenge Conference Center at beautiful Coors Field in Denver, Colorado.
In a day packed full of training on products and services, ADVODA’s sales partners were engaged in challenging presentations from the vendor community on traditional services as well as “cloud” and managed services offerings. ADVODA used a two track program with a different slant in each track. Track one presentations were aimed at sales and marketing strategies, while track two provided technical presentations on products and services. 

With over 130 business partners in attendance, the day started with a motivational speaker during breakfast and continued through a networking luncheon. The culminating event was an awards dinner where ADVODA recognized its top sales partners. Also included in the awards ceremony was ADVODA’s first “Sales Partners’ Choice Awards” recognizing the suppliers, channel sales managers and internal ADVODA resources as selected by the sales partner community. Nicole Brungardt and Matt Salas were honored with the Top Sales and Top Operations awards and were invited to participate in ADVODA’s President’s Club trip scheduled for November, 2013.

The new format allowed sales partners to customize their learning according to their business drivers, and attendees found even greater value than ever before. Steve Roos, VP of Engineering with Wired Networks said, “I fully enjoyed the event and its focus on the products we sell today and in the near future. Both the sales person and the techie benefited from attending. I truly believe I learned more about product and direction from one day at ADVODA’s CommUnity event than three days at other industry events I have attended in the past.”


Pictured above, is the hit of the show; an all star panel answering questions and sparring with the crowd on the topic of “Evolution of the Channel”. On the panel, from left to right, were Dave Gilbert, CEO, Simple Signal; Jim Glackin, Area Vice President, CenturyLink; Matt Wilson, Director of Indirect Channel Programs, Comcast; Vin Garofano, Director of Cloud Sales, NeoNova; Fred Watkins, Senior Director Enterprise Channel Sales, Intelepeer; Mike Kozlowski, Vice President Product and Offer Management, Integra. The panel was moderated by ADVODA’s CEO, Ron Dunworth.