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Sales Acceleration and Channel Expert Ryan Burns Joins Magna5

CONTACT: Amanda Wheeler | Magna5 | 518-268-1787 | [email protected]

Ryan Burns to lead sales training and talent development for national managed IT services provider

Dallas, TX (August 20, 2019) –  Magna5, a national provider of managed IT, voice and connectivity services, today announced the appointment of Ryan Burns as its new vice president of sales enablement to drive direct and indirect sales effectiveness across Magna5. Burns brings 20 years of sales talent development, training and performance management experience to Magna5, leading programs in organizational development and change management.

In his role at Magna5, Burns will be responsible for developing programs and tools to improve the sales process and efficiency within the sales organization. He will also drive innovation into the organization with engaging new internal and external training programs.

“We are excited to welcome a passionate leader to our leadership team, where his deep knowledge and hands-on experience will greatly amplify our organizational learning and development,” said Rick Lottie, CEO, Magna5. “Burns will be instrumental in supporting our sales teams throughout the buyer’s journey with innovative sales training programs, personalized coaching and sales kickoff campaigns.”

Prior to joining Magna5, Burns served as talent development director with Essilor, a leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States. In this role, he guided 10,000 employees in talent assessment, training, leadership coaching and employee engagement. He also was instrumental in building change management and communication plans for the merger of Essilor and Luxottica to form a 100,000+ employee company.

Previously, he served as training director for Voyant Communications in designing and delivering in-person sales training and webinars for wholesale distributors as well as direct and channel sales professionals. Burns is well regarded for creating innovative learning and sales development programs for a wide range of companies, including instructional design and talent development for ReachLocal, LexisNexis, AT&T, Texas Christian University and the University of Oklahoma College of Continuing Education.

“As Magna5 continues to grow and develop their sales team into new and emerging markets and channels, I am eager to bring enablement tools into practice to accelerate expansion,” said Ryan Burns. “The marketplace is full of opportunity for growth in the managed services and voice space, and I am elated to be a part of Magna5’s future success.”


Magna5, a NewSpring Holdings portfolio company, of managed IT, voice and connectivity solutions to more than 7,500 mid-market and enterprise customers nationwide, including leaders within the education, healthcare, government, financial services and beyond. Magna5 offers voice and data services, as well as a host of “above the net” cloud services and operates a proprietary, secure network designed to leverage diversified carriers and infrastructure in targeted points-of-presence (PoPs) throughout the United States, a key strategy for network reliability. Within the managed services offerings, Magna5 provides security services, data backup, recovery management, hosting services, and IT Consulting from their 24/7/365 fully staffed Operations Center. Headquartered in Plano, TX, Magna5 operates office and network facilities across the country, including Albany, NY; Los Angeles; New York City; Pittsburgh; Portland, OR; San Antonio; Seattle, and Troy, NY.  Magna5 is NewSpring Holdings’ voice, data, infrastructure and managed services platform.

For more information, visit www.magna5global.com.


NewSpring Holdings, NewSpring’s dedicated holding company with a buy-and-build strategy focused on control buyouts and platform builds, brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and resources to take profitable, growing companies to the next level through acquisitions and proven organic methodologies. Founded in 1999, NewSpring partners with the innovators, makers, and operators of high-performing companies in dynamic industries to catalyze new growth and seize compelling opportunities. The Firm manages approximately $1.7 billion across four distinct strategies covering the spectrum from growth equity and control buyouts to mezzanine debt. Partnering with management teams to help develop their businesses into market leaders, NewSpring identifies opportunities and builds relationships using its network of industry leaders and influencers across a wide array of operational areas and industries. Visit NewSpring at www.newspringcapital.com.