Channel Futures honors Werpy for his career accomplishments and cross-over thought leadership in tech and business
Scottsdale, Ariz., Feb. 25, 2022 – PlanetOne President Chris Werpy is one of this year’s top 50 Channel Influencers. The prestigious distinction was announced by Channel Futures in this week’s Digital Issue. Werpy is set to be honored at Channel Partners Conference & Expo, which takes place April 11-14 at the Venetian Resort & Expo in Las Vegas.
“The Channel Futures Influencers is an exclusive group of executives who are at the pinnacle of leadership,” says Bobby DeMarzo, vice president of content, Informa Tech Channels Group. “Our editorial team and key advisers carefully selected individuals based on their accomplishments and thought leadership in the partner ecosystem. These individuals stand head and shoulders above all others in the entire channel.”
Werpy joined PlanetOne in July 2020 as COO and was promoted last month to President. His focused, high-energy approach to business growth further ignited the work hard, play hard culture within the PlanetOne team. In 2022, Werpy’s #LFG mantra became a branded call to action within the company’s culture—taking center stage at its annual Sales Kickoff and Partner Appreciation Week event and inspiring PlanetOne partners and providers to adopt the “let’s go” mentality to growing the business together.
“Werpy is the real deal and knows what it takes to win big with our partners and providers,” notes Ted Schuman, Founder and CEO, PlanetOne. “Under his leadership, we’ve set new records in sales and activations, introduced a never-before-seen, AI-driven platform called SENTIENT, and achieved a level of energy and execution that is untouchable. It’s awesome to see Werpy recognized by Channel Futures for his continued and growing influence.”
“Our editorial team is on top of what’s going on in the channel every day,” says Craig Galbraith, editorial director for Channel Futures. “Certain individuals stand out for the impact they have on the channel with their thoughts, actions and words. This exclusive lineup of leaders represents the entire channel. It’s a diverse group and these honorees have demonstrated dedication to the channel and a willingness and ability to inform and inspire the entire community.”
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 2018, PlanetOne was named one of the Best Places to Work by The Business Intelligence Group. Since 2017, the company has been honored as one of the “Nation’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” by the National Association for Business Resources. In 2015 and 2017, PlanetOne ranked No. 1 in the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” survey, and has been recognized as one of Arizona’s largest privately-held companies as part of the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards program, since 2016. The award-winning PlanetOne Partner Program has also been included in CRN’s Connectivity Solutions Partner Program Guide and Cloud Partner Program Guides.
About Channel Futures
Channel Futures is a media and events platform serving companies in the IT channel industry with insights, industry analysis, peer engagement, business information and in-person events. Our properties include Channel Futures MSP 501, recognizing the most influential and fastest-growing providers of managed services in the technology industry, Channel Futures DEI 101, honoring and celebrating those who have often been under-represented in tech channels; Channel Partners Events, delivering unparalleled in-person events, including Channel Partners Conference & Expo, The MSP Summit, and Channel Evolution Europe; and DEI Community Group, our initiatives to educate, support, promote, and sustain diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the IT channel industry.