Telecom Industry Pioneer and IT Channel Leader Appoints Three Key Influencers to Inaugural Advisory Board
September 10, 2015 – Marking a significant milestone in the company’s history, PlanetOne today announced its inaugural Advisory Board. Comprised of three influential business leaders, the new Advisory Board includes:
Bernadette Richardson: With more than 25 years of experience in business management excellence, including 10 years within the telecommunications industry as an entrepreneur, Bernadette is a successful strategist with a defined expertise in business development for multi-million dollar market leaders including Coca-Cola, as well management services, operational efficiency, sales and technology solutions. She has spent the past six years 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 a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute.
David Fleming: A successful financial advisor with more than 18 years of experience in the industry, David oversees the San Francisco office for Barclays Wealth Americas. Throughout his career, David has contributed to the success of industry leaders including Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, and Dominick and Dominick. David is one of San Francisco’s most trusted investment managers and built his career on providing sound financial and business advice to corporate executives. He is a graduate from the University of California at Berkeley and holds an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Scott L. Tonn: A highly specialized executive and success-minded entrepreneur, Scott excels in financial management, business development and growth strategies. His experience as CEO of SunWize Technologies and tenure as President of Essco Companies, combined with his headship as co-Founder and Managing Partner at Blue Renewable Energy, highlight Scott’s leadership, business acumen and relentless passion for peak performance. In 2010, Scott founded Tonn Investments, LLC (“TI”), a private holding company specializing in investment, as well as owning and operating companies and assets in the following sectors: construction, real estate, renewable energy, multi-family development, internet consumer services and IT infrastructure companies. Scott is a graduate of the University of California, Davis where he earned a bachelor degree in economics.
The mission of the 2015-2016 Advisory Board is to provide independent guidance and business insights that will positively influence PlanetOne’s strategic growth plans. Additionally, PlanetOne will look to its Advisory Board for best practices, as well as new and innovative ways to engage and enable the company to build new and expand on existing relationships with IT channel partners and vendors focused on cloud, collaboration, connectivity, mobile and voice services and solutions.
“PlanetOne’s business is growing quickly and our team’s focus on creating a rewarding and profitable experience for our channel partners and vendors has never been stronger,” said Ted Schuman, CEO, PlanetOne. “We established the Advisory Board to keep an independent eye on the organization and help us to ensure we’re doing everything we can to stay at the top of our game and be the most valued partner. We’re excited about this move and know David, Bernadette and Scott’s guidance will accelerate our success within the telecom industry and IT channel.”
Each PlanetOne advisor will serve a term of no more than two years on the board. The first Advisory Board meeting will take place Sept. 28th at PlanetOne’s Orange County offices.
Closing out an award-winning and record-breaking year, PlanetOne will host its final 2015 Telecom Tour event Nov. 3-4 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Hosted by Schuman and keynoted by MLB great Pete Rose, the year-end event is open to all PlanetOne channel partners and prospects including agents, MSPs and IT solution providers. There is no cost to attend. Pre-event registration is required and easily accessible by clicking here.
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. The award-winning PlanetOne Partner Program has been recognized The award-winning PlanetOne Partner Program has been featured in CRN’sConnectivity Solutions Partner Program Guide in 2014 and 2015. To reach PlanetOne call (877) 487.8353 or e-mail email@example.com.
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