Curt Allen named head of channel sales at Windstream

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Oct. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced that it has named Curt Allen as senior vice president of channel. Allen will be responsible for leading the channel organization and driving the sales and support strategy.

“Partners are hearing and seeing our transformation story, they are embracing the change and are optimistic about Windstream’s future,” said Layne Levine, president of Windstream’s Cloud and Connectivity business unit. “We are highly engaged with the channel and recognize its vital role in our future success. We believe that there is no one better to lead that effort than someone like Curt who has been a business owner and master agent and is a widely respected leader in the channel community. In addition to Curt’s industry knowledge, his strength in building partner and customer relationships will continue to drive our transformation to the next level and support our commitment to deliver the best program for our partners and resellers.”

Allen has more than 20 years of sales and leadership experience exclusively in the telecommunications industry. Allen was president and co-owner of X4 Solutions, which was acquired by Sandler Partners. Following the acquisition, he became Sandler’s president of channel. He is known for his deep understanding of the agent and master agent marketplace, and the value of a strong, competitive program to drive value for partners and their customers through industry leading solutions, a robust underlying network and, most importantly, tremendous support. Allen is based in Atlanta.

Allen earned his Bachelor of Science in political science and government from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Windstream offers a full suite of advanced network communications and technology solutions, including Network & Data, SD-WAN, Voice & Unified Communications, Network Security, Managed Services and Cloud Services. For more information, visit

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Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations and wholesale customers across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at Please visit our newsroom at or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.

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