NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 05, 2016) - Fusion (NASDAQ: FSNN), a leading provider of cloud services, announced today that John G. Hendler, a dynamic industry sales leader with over 30 years of experience building successful sales teams, has joined the company as Senior Vice President of Sales. Mr. Hendler will lead Fusion's sales efforts, reporting to Russell P. Markman, President of Fusion's Business Services division. Mr. Hendler's hire reflects Fusion's continuing investment in and focus on sales and marketing in support of the company's accelerating organic growth, which complements its aggressive acquisition strategy.

Mr. Hendler has led teams ranging from 35 to 450 sales professionals in his role as a senior sales executive for a number of major technology companies, including GTT Communications, Inc., a global cloud networking provider. At GTT, Mr. Hendler served as Senior Vice President of Global Sales. Most recently, he was a Vice President of Sales for Windstream Corp., a cloud services and connectivity company. He previously held executive sales positions with leading global telecommunications companies including MCI, WorldCom and Sprint. 

"John is an experienced sales executive with a proven track record of success in driving sales growth in every major technology company with which he has been associated, including leading cloud services providers," said Matthew Rosen, Fusion's Chief Executive Officer. "We are confident that John's strong sales background, leadership ability, and industry relationships will help drive sales of our market-leading cloud solutions." 

"Fusion's sales organization has expanded significantly over the past year," said Russell P. Markman, Fusion's Business Services President. "We have built a strong team of outstanding sales professionals, and we are excited to welcome John to lead our Channel and Direct Sales efforts. He is an exceptional leader who will help build on the significant progress we have made and accelerate our organic growth."

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Fusion, a leading provider of cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry's single source for the cloud. Fusion's advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including cloud communications, cloud connectivity, and cloud computing. Fusion's innovative, yet proven cloud solutions lower our customers' cost of ownership, and deliver new levels of security, flexibility, scalability, and speed of deployment. For more information, please visit

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