Successful Channel Sales Leader Kristen Cunningham Joins PlanetOne’s Fast-Growing, High-Performance Team in Southern California
IRVINE, Calif., May 17, 2017 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced Kristen Cunningham as Director of Solution Sales for its Southern California Region.
With more than 18 years of high-profile channel sales experience, Kristen is laser-focused on amplifying PlanetOne’s partner recruitment, business development and solution sales efforts within and around the region’s successful MSP and agent community. She reports to PlanetOne’s Vice President of Sales, Jonathan Hartman, and is responsible for scaling the success of new and existing PlanetOne partners, as well as engaging and educating mid-market focused MSPs on the business value of working with PlanetOne and its more than 250+ providers.
“PlanetOne’s reputation for excellence and relentless focus on the partner and customer experience is what attracted me to the organization,” said Cunningham. “Once I got to know the team, experience the culture and see the never-ending pipeline of opportunity ahead of me, joining PlanetOne was an easy career move to make. The sky is the limit right now for MSPs who are willing to embrace change and lead versus follow and there’s no one better positioned than PlanetOne to help them capitalize on convergence and cloud.”
PlanetOne’s growing portfolio of preferred providers is familiar territory for Kristen. Throughout her career, she has contributed to the success of several channel sales organizations including CSC, Neustar, NTT America, SAVVIS and UUNET, which today is an internal brand of Verizon Business (formerly MCI). Kristen’s nearly two decades of experience in managed services and security solutions will prove invaluable to PlanetOne’s providers and partners. As part of her role, Kristen will help PlanetOne’s MSP partners identify, pursue and close new business deals around emerging technologies including SD-WAN.
“Our business in southern California continues to exceed expectations and with Kristen’s appointment we’re ready for a wildly successful year and an explosive expansion of our MSP business,” said Lauren Shapiro, president, PlanetOne. “We’re excited to welcome Kristen to the team and empower her to share her expertise with us, and more importantly with our partners, providers and prospects.”
Kristen will be based out of PlanetOne’s SoCal offices in Irvine, Calif., which opened in Fall 2014, and now serves as a local hub for MSP and agent training, sales meetings and network opportunities. Channel partners and providers interested in connecting with Kristen can find her on LinkedIn.
For more information about PlanetOne call (877) 487-8353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About PlanetOne Communications
PlanetOne is the IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred business partner for identifying and delivering cloud-based and connectivity solutions to small and midsize businesses and enterprises. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., the industry pioneer is celebrated by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and regarded as a top-performing partner for hundreds of telecom agents and channel partners nationwide. In 2015, PlanetOne ranked No. 1 in the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” survey, and in 2016 was recognized as one of the largest privately-held companies in the 2016 Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards program. The award-winning PlanetOne Partner Program has also been included in CRN’s Connectivity Solutions Partner Program Guide since 2014. To reach PlanetOne call (877) 487.8353 or e-mail email@example.com.
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