Intelisys Founder and Former CEO Joins UPSTACK as Senior Advisor to CEO as Company Enters Next Phase of Growth
NEW YORK – October 12, 2022 – UPSTACK, the fastest-growing advisory platform for digital infrastructure, announced today that it named channel veteran Rick Dellar to its board of directors. Dellar also will serve as Senior Advisor to UPSTACK Founder and CEO Christopher Trapp.
“Rick Dellar is a true visionary and one of the most highly respected executives in the digital infrastructure industry,” said Trapp. “Twenty-five years ago, Rick and his founding team successfully pioneered a new distribution model for telecom and digital infrastructure services – a model that UPSTACK aspires to transform as it enhances the way businesses of all sizes design and source digital infrastructure. Furthermore, Rick’s ability to cultivate a culture and community across thousands of entrepreneurs that transcends their competitive natures aligns perfectly with our aspirations of building an ambitious yet highly inclusive and supportive culture across our entire organization. Rick’s guidance, experience and support for our vision will be invaluable to UPSTACK’s future success.”
Rick Dellar is well known in the telecom and IT channel as a co-founder and CEO of Intelisys, the industry’s largest technology services distributor (TSD) of business telecommunications and cloud services. Dellar was instrumental in building the TSD from a startup in 1994 to a record-setting $120 million in gross commissions in 2015. In 2016, Intelisys sold to ScanSource Inc. in the industry’s first union of major telecom and IT distributors. The watershed deal put the telecom services channel on the radars of Wall Street and private equity investors.
Following the transaction, Rick Dellar served on Intelisys’ leadership team until July 2020. For the last two years, Dellar has been the founder and managing partner at Nacimiento Building Partners, a high-end residential real estate developer. He plans to continue his real estate business and other entrepreneurial endeavors.
“The motivation for me at this point in my career is to be part of something impactful,” said Rick Dellar. “The channel community is evolving and consolidating in meaningful ways. I want to work with an organization that’s making an impact and leading the market. UPSTACK is disrupting the channel, gaining momentum and attracting the finest talent. The people who’ve joined the UPSTACK family are partners that have become my friends over 25 years. Working with them again and having a continued impact is a huge bonus.”