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Stephen Kowal

Stephen M. Kowal is the Senior Vice President of the Global Partner Organization for CommScope. Stephen leads a team that is responsible for developing CommScope’s global partner strategy and ensuring CommScope’s channel is aligned and capable of supporting CommScope’s strategic direction. Stephen and his team are also responsible for growing CommScope revenue by recruiting, developing and managing traditional Channel Partners (Distributors, Installers, and Consultants) and by expanding CommScope’s Partner Network by engaging with new types of Partners, Influencers and Alliances. Stephen has been with CommScope since 1998 when he joined Lucent Technologies as a Territory Sales Manager. Since then he has held strategic roles in Sales and Sales Management. Under Avaya he was the National Account Manager for Avaya’s largest Business Partners in the North America Region (NAR). Additionally under Avaya and then CommScope he has held the positions of Global Account Manager and GCS Director of Sales – NAR. In 2007 Stephen relocated to Europe where he lived in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom as the Global Client Director of Global Customer Solutions (GCS) Team. In this role Stephen was responsible for developing, driving and implementing the CommScope Global Customer Solutions strategy in EMEA. Stephen holds a Masters of Business Administration focused on Global Leadership and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business with a minor in International Business. He has almost 25 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Lucent he held Network Engineering roles at Intel and American Express.

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