Global Communication Networks now a member of the UPSTACK family

Global Communication Networks Founder and CEO Chris Palermo Joins Cloud and Internet Infrastructure Platform as President

UPSTACK has acquired Global Communication Networks, Inc. (GCN), a leading advisory firm in the IT Channel, that provides enterprises with vendor-neutral colocation, networking, cloud computing, voice and project management services. GCN Founder and CEO Chris Palermo will join UPSTACK’s executive leadership team as President as well as a true equity stakeholder in one of the technology industry’s most innovative companies.

“I’m happy to welcome the entire GCN team to UPSTACK,” said Christopher Trapp, Founder and CEO of UPSTACK.

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The Team

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Chris Palermo


As a pioneer in the industry, Chris Palermo brings more than 30 years of cloud and infrastructure experience to his role as UPSTACK’s President. As an executive and a true equity stakeholder, Chris is helping to advance UPSTACK’s partner investment strategy and accelerate the growth of our industry-transforming platform.

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Kurt Walk

VP, Service Delivery

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Richard Embury

Strategic Account Executive

Humma Durani, UPSTACK Customer Success Manager

Humma Durrani

Senior Customer Success Manager

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Larry Babb

Enterprise Account Manager

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Christian Ayala

Senior Customer Success Manager

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Michelle Yarris

Sales Enablement Manager