PlanetOne is the IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred business partner for identifying and delivering cloud-based and connectivity solutions to small, midsize businesses and enterprises.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., (Est. 1992) the industry pioneer is celebrated by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies since 2011 and regarded as a top-performing partner for hundreds of telecom agents and channel partners nationwide with clients ranging from the SMB’s to Fortune 50. The award-winning PlanetOne Partner Program has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Channel Programs in the industry for the past six consecutive years by Channel Partners and recently named to CRN’s 2016 Connectivity Partner Guide.

PlanetOne Communications is committed to providing our sales partners with a broad portfolio of telecom solutions backed by the strongest agreements and top tier commission structure. PlanetOne has built its reputation on providing best-in-class support for our partners to compliment a full range of voice, data, cloud and hosted solutions, conferencing and wireless. Our seasoned team of telecom professionals are available to assist in every facet of your business from pre-sales strategic planning, quoting, paperwork submission, project management and post-install support. Additionally, the executive leadership team sits on the advisory board for several of top carriers in the industry.

PlanetOne offers our partners a tremendous incentive program in 2016 which includes three incredible events: Richard Petty Driving Experience, Bondurant School of High Performance Driving and for our highest producing partners, Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee.

Executive Leadership:

Ted Schuman, Founder/CEO

Ted Schuman founded PlanetOne in Scottsdale, AZ in 1992. Under his leadership, PlanetOne has grown into one of the most influential and respected go-to-market business partners in the telecom and IT industries. For his advocacy and actions, Ted was named one of the industry’s Top 25 Disrupters and Top 100 Executives by CRN in 2017. His “work hard, play hard” philosophy combined with his team’s relentless focus on success and partner satisfaction has led PlanetOne to be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc. magazine since 2011. PlanetOne’s success is exemplified by the exponential growth of its partners’ recurring revenues and the ongoing series of high-profile accolades and achievement awards received from the industry’s top providers including ACC, CenturyLink , Level(3), Masergy, MegaPath, Rackspace, and RapidScale.

Ted Schuman is a Founding Member of The Alliance, a consortium of the industry’s top distribution partners and also sits on several advisory boards for many of the top global carriers.

Mr. Schuman served honorably in the US Navy from 1982-1986.

Jonathan Hartman, Vice President Sales

Jonathan Hartman is responsible for driving sales initiatives and revenue across the PlanetOne partner base. With nearly 20 years of telecommunications experience, Mr. Hartman joined PlanetOne as Director of Channel Sales for the West in 2011. Since joining PlanetOne, he has placed an emphasis on moving channel partners from selling traditional telecom services into more complex and complete connectivity, cloud and IT solutions, which has contributed to the company’s growth into one of the top nationally recognized Master Agencies, recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies for six consecutive years from 2011 through 2016. Today, PlanetOne Communications is the IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred business partner for identifying and delivering connectivity solutions to small and midsize businesses and enterprises. In 2015 and 2016, Mr. Hartman was named a Channel Chief by CRN for his exemplary sales leadership and channel advocacy.

Prior to joining PlanetOne, Jonathan green fielded a channel program as a co-owner of a startup high-speed fixed wireless Internet service provider, which was successfully sold in 2006 and then moved back into the corporate world, supporting partners and Master Agencies as a Channel Manager for a large national carrier, XO Communications. Mr. Hartman has a background in Marketing with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Denver.

Bernadette Richardson, Vice President Marketing

With more than 25 years of experience in business management excellence, including 11 years within the telecommunications industry as an entrepreneur as President of TMC Communications and Director for Marketing for HCC, Bernadette is a successful strategist with a defined expertise in business development for multi-million dollar market leaders including Coca-Cola, as well as management services, operational efficiency, sales and technology solutions. She spent the six years prior to joining PlanetOne working for Public Safety Network deploying significant wireless infrastructure public safety initiatives for the State of California’s 9-1-1 Office of Emergency Services. Bernadette graduated with honors from Pepperdine University, earning a Master of Arts degree in Business Administration. She also received a bachelor degree in pre-law from the University of California Santa Barbara and holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.

Jennifer Veres, Controller

Jennifer Veres joined PlanetOne as Controller in June 2017. Jennifer comes to PlanetOne with over 15 years of audit, tax and accounting experience working for companies such as Ernst & Young LLP, The Dial Corporation and Hypercom Corp.

Jennifer holds a CPA and is a graduate of Loyola College in Maryland, earning a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Accounting. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Marketing, from Syracuse University.


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