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ClearOne Promotes Ashanti Long, Hires Scott Fike

FOH Staff • On the Move • July 16, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – ClearOne has promoted Ashanti Long to Associate Vice President for Strategic Partners and has hired Scott Fike as Associate Vice President and Consultant Liaison, North America.

More details from ClearOne (www.clearone.com):

Ashanti Long

Ashanti Long’s increased responsibility will enable him to further develop business opportunities with these key partners.

“Ashanti has proven himself as a trusted consultative resource for strategic relationships,” noted Zee Hakimoglu, ClearOne President and CEO. “As ClearOne advances its growth plan, enhanced support to our strategic partners remains a vital focus. Ashanti’s engineering background and impressive AV industry experience, coupled with his sharp business acumen and genuine personal engagement style make him the ideal advocate and ally for these important partners.”

Ashanti Long joined ClearOne April 2018. He most recently served as Director of Sales, Strategic Accounts & Consultant Services. Prior to this role, he served as ClearOne Director of Sales, Strategic Accounts for Pro AV. His previous stints as Senior Director of Pro AV Sales with Optoma and Global Vice President of Commercial & Federal Sales and Marketing at Black Diamond Video bolster his understanding of Pro AV practitioners and their specific needs.

“I rely on my history in the AV industry and the relationships that I have built to truly understand how to support strategic relationships,” states Long. “I strive to over-deliver on partners’ expectations, providing the reliable foundation that makes ClearOne unique as a manufacturer partner.”

Scott Fike

As Associate Vice President responsible for business development with industry influencers throughout North America, industry veteran Scott Fike will be enhancing the comprehensive support services it provides to consulting and engineering firms.

“ClearOne’s broad range of audio and visual communications solutions are integrated into a variety of critical environments where specialty consulting or engineering firms are providing advice and management of complex deployments,” said ClearOne President and CEO Zee Hakimoglu. “To ensure these influencers have timely support and accuracy in their specification of the ClearOne portfolio, we have added a new position in our sales organization and hired an industry leader in Scott Fike to champion these efforts.”

In this role, Fike will be dedicated to collaborating with architects, designers and engineers to develop and secure ClearOne solution specification in major technology projects. He will also interface internally with sales management, product managers, and executive leadership to align resources throughout influencer-led project sales cycles.

Scott Fike joins ClearOne with over 22 years of professional audiovisual experience. He has recently served as Consultant Liaison for both HARMAN International and Crestron Electronics. Prior to working with manufacturers, Fike spent 12 years as an audiovisual consultant, creating global standards and executing complex construction projects with firms including Waveguide Consulting and CMS Innovative Consultants.

“My background as an audiovisual consultant, including many years spent specifying ClearOne solutions, gives me a unique perspective to the important role influencers play with large enterprise projects,” Fike explained. “My goal is to support these groups in helping them design and deliver superior solutions to end user clients backed by ClearOne’s global organization.”

 

 

 

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