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AVANT Communications Expands Senior Leadership Team, Appoints Industry Veteran Alex Danyluk

Former Odin executive joins as chief strategy officer to expand company ecosystem and lead marketing

Chicago, Illinois—March 8, 2016 AVANT Communications today announced that Alex Danyluk assumed the newly created position of chief strategy officer. Danyluk had served as the vice president of Alliances at Odin since 2011, where he was responsible for building the global ISV and SaaS partner ecosystem from its infancy to over 500 cloud offerings distributed by thousands of service providers serving over 10 million SMB companies. Danyluk will report directly to AVANT’s chief executive officer, and his appointment is effective immediately.

At AVANT, Danyluk is responsible for leading the company’s strategic growth initiatives, including the vendor partner program, channel expansion and marketing.

Danyluk has more than 30 years’ experience in cloud, service provider, hosting and managed business services. Prior to Odin, he held senior management roles at Microsoft, Qwest and AT&T. His extensive experience in the communications sector complements AVANT’s development of value-added sales enablement tools for its VAR and Agent ecosystem.

“AVANT has experienced rapid growth since the company’s inception,” said Ian Kieninger, chief executive officer, AVANT. “To continue to scale and accelerate our progress we need to have the right talent to support growth. Today’s announcement of Alex joining the team underscores the vision for the future and ensures we execute effectively to maximize the opportunity ahead.”

“I am excited to join AVANT, a company whose reputation for passionate support and expertise in channel sales enablement for next generation IT services is the cornerstone of its success,” said Alex Danyluk, chief strategy officer, AVANT. “My mission is to accelerate growth with our suppliers and channel partners by leveraging AVANT’s strengths in sales enablement, providing channels the confidence to sell an expanding portfolio of IT services as the industry continues its rapid evolution to the cloud.”


As the nation’s premiere distributor and channel sales enablement company for next generation technologies, AVANT adds unique value with its focus and expertise in channel sales assistance, sales training, sales guidance, and sales tools to fuel IT services business growth. From complex cloud designs, to global wide-area network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its' partners and clients to make more intelligent decisions about services, technology and cost-efficient communications. For more information, visit us at, follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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