For the sixth year in a row, Hartman recognized as one of the IT Channel’s most influential executives
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., February 10, 2020 – PlanetOne, 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, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jonathan Hartman, Senior Vice President of Sales, to its 2020 Channel Chiefs list. This annual list recognizes the top vendor executives who continually demonstrate exemplary leadership, influence, innovation, and growth for the IT channel.
Hartman is among a group of distinguished leaders being featured on the 2020 Channel Chiefs list who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies and partnerships. Since joining PlanetOne in 2011, he has focused on transitioning partners from selling traditional telecom services into more complex and comprehensive connectivity, cloud and IT solutions. As Senior Vice President of Sales, Hartman is responsible for driving sales initiatives that enable PlanetOne’s growing nationwide partner base to increase revenue and close record deals. These initiatives have paid off tremendously and in 2019, PlanetOne reported double-digit revenue gains; a 25% percent increase in headcount; the move into larger office spaces in both Scottsdale and Orange County to support an expanded partner base; a score of 95% in its annual partner experience survey; the addition of several new providers; and, a new level of service excellence with its preferred providers.
“Over the years, Jonathan has demonstrated exceptional skill in helping us grow our business and our network of MSPs, agents and providers,” said Ted Schuman, Founder and CEO, PlanetOne. “Jonathan has been instrumental in enabling our partners to successfully engage with their customers and help them achieve outstanding business outcomes. We are proud of his accomplishments and excited to see him featured among the IT channel’s most influential executives again in 2020. Thank you to CRN for continuing to recognize PlanetOne for our leadership in the IT channel.”
The 2020 Channel Chiefs have demonstrated outstanding commitment, an ability to lead, and a passion for progress within the channel through their partner programs. The Channel Chief honorees were chosen by the CRN editorial staff for their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments in driving the channel agenda and evangelizing the importance of channel partnerships.
“The IT channel is undergoing constant evolution to meet customer demands and changing business environments,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Channel Chiefs work tirelessly, leading the industry forward through superior partner programs and strategies with a focus on helping solution providers transform and grow. Our team here at The Channel Company congratulates these outstanding individuals for their dedication to the channel.”
CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2020 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.
For more information about PlanetOne call (877) 487-8353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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