Cox Business announced today that former Sprint executive Steve Rowley has been hired as its new vice president of field operations for the company's Western Division.

In his new job, Rowley oversees all sales processes and operations related to Cox's commercial services in Arizona, California, Louisiana and Nevada.

Steve RowleyRowley will also assist local Cox Business management to develop and implement successful sales and operational strategies. Cox Business said he would serve as the primary point of integration between field and corporate staff for finance, product and sales support planning.

Prior to joining Cox Business, Rowley was vice president of indirect sales at Sprint, where he managed relationships with more than 500 partners and generated $250 million in annual revenue.

"Steve has a strong background in managing large technology sales organizations and is a great addition to Cox Business as we continue to aggressively expand," said Phil Meeks, senior vice president of Cox Business. "Sales execution and operational consistency are critical as we meet the advanced communications requirements of businesses."

A spokesman for Cox said that Rowley is replacing Coby Sillers, a 10-year Cox veteran who is retiring at the end of this year. Sillers will work with Rowley over the next few months to ensure a smooth transition, according to Cox.

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