Zenitel Names Jalen James Strategic Alliance Relationship Manager

James will work with tech partners to ensure product integrations of audio solutions with video surveillance and access control platforms.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Intelligent critical communications solutions provider Zenitel has announced the hiring of Jalen James as strategic alliance relationship manager, reporting to Kelly Lake, director of global strategic alliances in the company’s Americas Onshore Business Unit.

The Zenitel strategic alliances program “supports manufacturer partners who integrate Zenitel’s intelligent communication solutions into their business,” according to the company announcement.

James will also “work with the company’s technology partners to help ensure the continued successful product integrations of Zenitel’s audio solutions with leading video surveillance and access control platforms,” the announcement says.

James has a bachelor’s degree in logistics, materials and supply chain management from the University of South Carolina. Before joining Zenitel, he was a supplier business manager at distribution giant Scansource Inc., for six years.

He has worked with brands including Honeywell Inc. SPS, Toshiba Inc., Axis Communications and March Networks, managing all aspects of business operations and sales support within Scansource.

Why Zenitel Hired Jalen James

James’ strengths in business development, pipeline management, supply chain management and project management have allowed him to build lasting relationships with suppliers, field reps and partners of the distribution channel.

“I am thrilled to welcome Jalen to the Strategic Alliance program at Zenitel,” says Lake in the company announcement. “He has a proven ability to identify and understand customer needs, to create solutions, and to provide value. I look forward to working with him to continue to grow and support our strategic alliances program.”

” I am thrilled to embark on this exciting journey with Zenitel as the newly appointed strategic alliance relationship manager,” says James in the announcement. “Joining a pioneering force in intelligent communication solutions is not just a career move but a leap into a realm where innovation and collaboration thrive.

“My experience at Scansource has equipped me to contribute to the continued success of the strategic alliances program, fostering lasting relationships within the industry,” he says.

James can be reached at 603-440-0907 or [email protected]

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