Tyler Kee joins as Cloud Solutions Architect; Jake Schuman and Ross Thompson Promoted to Director of Sales
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., – May 16, 2018 – Celebrated locally and nationally as one of the best places to work, PlanetOne, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced Tyler Kee has joined its award-winning team as Cloud Solutions Architect. Kee joins PlanetOne from Rackspace, where he served as Enterprise Sales Specialist for Microsoft Platform & Collaboration. As Cloud Solutions Architect for PlanetOne, Kee is interfacing with channel partners and providers to build their cloud business and expand their business relationships.
Additionally, PlanetOne announced the promotion of Jake Schuman to Director of Sales, Strategic Accounts and Ross Thompson to Director of Sales, Americas. Both executives are credited with growing PlanetOne’s MSP business and helping channel partners with pre- and post sales motions, including orchestrating the sales approach and ensuring exceptional follow-through and service.
“The expansion and promotion of the PlanetOne team mirrors the explosive growth we continue to see in our business and the business of our partners and providers,” said Ted Schuman, Fonder and CEO, PlanetOne. “We are thrilled to have Tyler on board, and look forward to leveraging his expertise in architecting and implementing cloud services to drive success for our providers and partners. I am also tremendously proud of Jake and Ross for their accomplishments, and congratulate them on their well-deserved promotions. Together with the entire PlanetOne team, we are breaking new records in 2018 and expect another phenomenal year in 2019.”
Schuman joined PlanetOne in 2014 as a Business Development Manager and since that time has risen through the ranks to lead the company’s Orange County, Calif. office. He also serves as a lead executive for many of PlanetOne’s strategic accounts, and has played an integral role in growing the master agent’s MSP practice and driving new business efforts on the West Coast.
Since joining PlanetOne in 2011, Thompson has helped hundreds of agents and MSPs successfully transform, advance and grow their businesses well beyond expectations. Over the years, his ingenuity and all-in service approach to success has enabled PlanetOne’s channel partners to close record contracts and increase the overall business value they bring to the deal. He is currently responsible for growing PlanetOne’s channel accounts across the U.S. and accelerating the company’s success with Preferred Providers and nationally-focused channel partners.
“One of the things we strive for here at PlanetOne is to do the common things uncommonly well, and I can always count on Jake and Ross to raise the bar for excellence with their knowledge of sales and technical know-how around SD-WAN, cloud and other new and emerging connectivity technologies and solutions,” continued Schuman.
Established in 1992, PlanetOne employs a team across the U.S. who support more than 24,000 commercial clients. Over the years, the fast-growth company has been awarded dozens of industry accolades including many for thought leadership. These include CRN’s Top 100 Executives and one of the Top 25 “Disrupters” in the IT Channel for 2017, and several consecutive years on the CRN Channel Chiefs list, and the CRN Partner Program Guide and CRN Network Connectivity Partner Program Guide, for the delivery of best-in-class connectivity and cloud solutions to channel partners nationwide
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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 2015 and 2017, PlanetOne ranked No. 1 in the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” survey, and in 2016 and 2017 was recognized as one of Arizona’s largest privately-held companies as part of the 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, and was featured in the 2017 edition of the CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide. To reach PlanetOne call (877) 487.8353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.