SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 22, 2014) - AdvanTel Networks, a leading IT systems integrator, announced today the following key executive promotion. Mark Ritchie, formerly Federal Sales Director, will assume the role of Vice President of Federal Programs.

"With his years of industry experience, Mark will lead our Federal market business unit with a focus on continued revenue growth and profitability," said Dan Ferguson, President and CEO of AdvanTel Networks. "Mark and his team have made a tremendous impact on our business since joining in 2009. The Federal business practice has provided both revenue and resource diversification to complement our commercial business. AdvanTel Networks has some very lofty goals for our Federal market business unit and Mark is the perfect individual to lead that charge."

Mr. Ritchie is the former founder and president of Prime Business Systems, an Avaya Business Partner acquired by AdvanTel Networks in late 2009, and brings over 22 years of leadership within the Federal IT marketplace. He has a deep understanding of AdvanTel's core values, and has successfully established AdvanTel Networks as a leader in the Federal IT Solutions landscape.

"I am excited to have the opportunity to engage at a leadership level here at AdvanTel," said Mr. Ritchie. "With the significant investments the company has made to maintain its position as a true leader in the ever-evolving arena of converged voice, data and IT solutions, it's exciting to lead the Team that delivers that expertise to the Federal Marketplace and change the way agencies communicate and transact information."

Mr. Ritchie will play a critical role in AdvanTel Networks' business strategy and support the execution of the company's vision and expansion needs for both the commercial and government markets. He will assume his new role, effective immediately.

About AdvanTel Networks
AdvanTel Networks is a premier technology solutions provider; designing, implementing and maintaining solutions for customers worldwide. From its regional offices across the U.S., AdvanTel Networks has built a solid reputation for over 30 years as a customer service oriented company for SMB to Fortune 100 enterprises. The company's expert engineers are prepared to help your organization move to the next level with Network Security, Data Centers, Storage and Virtualization, Unified Communications, Contact Centers, Cloud, and Managed Services solutions. For more information visit:  

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