25-Year Telecom Veteran to Drive Growth of Cloud and Internet Infrastructure Platform through Agent Investment Strategy
NEW YORK – April 22, 2021 – UPSTACK, a profitable, fast-growing platform that transforms the buying experience for businesses seeking cloud and internet infrastructure solutions, announced today that Scott Forbush, a technology and channel veteran, has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer.
In his new role, Scott Forbush is responsible for strategic revenue growth and adoption of UPSTACK’s ground-breaking platform, which enables buyers of IT services with technology and an ecosystem of experts to effectively and efficiently source mission-critical digital services.
Combining the industry’s leading advisors with advanced technology, support resources and data, UPSTACK architects and sources customized technology solutions for businesses with needs that span cloud, colocation and network connectivity.
As CRO, Scott Forbush’s top priority will be to drive UPSTACK’s inorganic growth through an aggressive agent investment strategy backed by an initial $50 million investment from Berkshire Partners. UPSTACK already has acquired 10 independent agencies.
“We’re ecstatic that Scott has come aboard. He has the experience and business acumen UPSTACK needs to achieve its growth goals, beginning with acquiring like-minded partners,” said Christopher Trapp, CEO at UPSTACK. “Scott’s relationships with master agents, agents and service providers of all sizes coupled with his direct sales experience put him in a unique position to drive the company forward.”
Scott Forbush joins UPSTACK with 25 years of experience in the telecom industry in various executive sales and channel sales positions. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President of Global Sales for Telarus, where he led the master agency’s six regional sales teams to impressive growth during his tenure. Previously, Forbush was Vice President of Indirect Sales at Zayo Group and Vice President of Indirect Sales at Electric Lightwave.
“I’m excited to have joined the UPSTACK team. The vision for the company breaks the mold for telecom agencies with a deep bench of experts using technology that can scale rapidly,” said Forbush. “UPSTACK is investing in advisory partners with experience in colo, connectivity, contact center, cybersecurity – you name it. The expertise that we have – and will continue to build – is unprecedented and enables us to provide the best technology solutions for our business customers.”
Launched in 2017 in New York, N.Y., UPSTACK is transforming the way cloud and internet infrastructure is sourced and sold. The company uses advanced technology to enable an extensive team of cloud infrastructure advisors to offer customized solutions for businesses of all sizes. With UPSTACK, business buyers streamline IT procurement by tapping into a single source for mission-critical technology services from hundreds of proven providers along with the professional guidance to identify and evaluate the best solutions. UPSTACK’s service portfolio includes colocation and data center, network connectivity, SD-WAN, unified communications, cloud contact center, private and public cloud, security, mobile, business continuity and IoT.