For the fourth year in a row, Richardson is named to the prestigious list of influential female executives who are blazing trails for future generations in the IT channel #WOTC20
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., May 11, 2020 –
PlanetOne, PlanetOne today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Bernadette “Bern” Richardson, Senior Vice President of Marketing, to its 2020 Women of the Channel list. This is the fourth year in a row that Bern has been recognized by CRN for her unique strengths, vision and success in driving growth for PlanetOne and its national network of channel partners and providers.
The CRN editorial team selects the honorees to celebrate a list of exceptional women acclaimed for their contributions to channel advocacy, growth, thought leadership, and dedication to the IT channel. The annual list acknowledges channel leaders who are blazing a trail for future generations. Women featured on the list are from all areas of the IT ecosystem, including technology vendors, distributors, solution providers, and other IT organizations.
“Over the years, Bern has gone to tremendous lengths to drive success for our partners and providers,” said Ted Schuman, Founder and CEO, PlanetOne. “I can always count on her to find new and innovative ways to work collaboratively and empower our partner, our providers and the PlanetOne team. When COVID-19 hit two months ago, Bern quickly pivoted our Tech Tour program to a virtual series of events, which have now proven to be very successful in driving engagement between our partners and providers during these uncertain times.”
During the past year, Bern has also been focused on helping PlanetOne prioritize the expansion of its relationships with channel partners. Always looking for new ways to engage with partners, Bern utilizes the latest technology and social media platforms to collaborate and tailor ideas to meet the unique needs of partners and providers. “It’s my goal each and every year to ensure PlanetOne stays top of mind with partners, providers and industry influencers,” said Richardson. “We’ve done this by staying true to our signature white glove service levels, being consistent with our communications, and finding ways to further engage with our channel partners face-to-face, as well as virtually via social media and collaboration technologies – two approaches that have become extremely critical in driving engagement with our partners and providers in light of COVID-19.”
“CRN’s 2020 Women of the Channel list recognizes an accomplished group of influential women leaders whose strategic vision and unique achievements accelerate channel growth through cultivated partnerships, innovative thought leadership, and unwavering dedication to the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are proud to honor them for their accomplishments and contributions to driving channel success.
The 2020 Women of the Channel list will be featured in CRN® Magazine on XX and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC.
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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. To reach PlanetOne call (877) 487.8353 or e-mail email@example.com.
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