Vowing to “Never Fly Solo,” more than 200 Telecom and IT Leaders Commit to Excellence, Prepare for Change and Engage to Win
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 08, 2016 – Celebrating nearly 25 years of success and another record year of growth, PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, invited its top-performing partners and Preferred Providers to Scottsdale, Ariz. earlier this month for a year end Tech Tour event no one will soon forget.
“PlanetOne’s Tech Tour is without question one of the best event series we’ve been to, and the energy and return on investment around the Scottsdale event and PlanetOne’s incentive programs are easy to see,” said Hilary Raymond Gadda, director, TelePacific Communications, a new vendor within PlanetOne’s Preferred Provider Program. “The caliber of partners in attendance is extraordinary and the level of engagement, collaboration and commitment to excellence is intense. The PlanetOne Tech Tour is already in our books for 2017!”
This year’s Scottsdale event started with a memorable #WorldSeriesGame7 party at a local saloon and took off the next day with a powerful message of “Commitment. Preparation. Engagement.” from PlanetOne Founder and CEO Ted Schuman and keynote speaker Lt. Col. (Ret.) Rob “Waldo” Waldman. With more than 220 top providers and channel partners in attendance, the two leaders came together to inform, instruct and inspire the audience to “push it up” and “never fly solo.”
“In today’s highly competitive and constantly changing world of business and technology, winners never fly solo,” said Waldman, a decorated fighter pilot with more than 65 combat missions and 2,650 flight hours. “Successful organizations like PlanetOne push it up by promoting cultures of trust, commitment and mutual support. They work hard and play hard to become the wingman agents, MSPs and providers want and need to thrive in business and exceed their goals.”
Demonstrating its commitment to excellence, Schuman spotlighted the company’s upcoming 25-year anniversary and applauded the loyalty and success of its 2016 Preferred Providers calling the closed deals and growing pipeline from the premier group “bigger than ever.” He also shared a number of sizable and seemingly impossible wins from top-performing MSPs and agents, and invited one of its longtime partners to the stage to share his transformative story of success from agent to MSP.
“There is so much opportunity in play today and the fastest way to capitalize on it is to work together with people and companies you trust to have your back, check your six and keep your success a top priority,” said Schuman, who also honorably served in the U.S. military. “PlanetOne’s Preferred Providers and partners never fly solo. Our team is their team and we are proud to serve as their wingman every single day.”
“The PlanetOne Tech Tour is a world-class outing that we just don’t miss,” said Chris Werpy, senior vice president, Masergy, a PlanetOne Preferred Provider since 2011. “It’s rewarding to look at the success we have had with PlanetOne in 2016, and incredibly exciting to see the funnel and momentum we have going into 2017. PlanetOne is a great wingman and our fastest growing channel partner.”
Record Success and Unstoppable Momentum
PlanetOne’s near quarter of a century of consecutive growth is well documented by high profile wins within the telecom and IT channels, as well as the local community and business trades. Earlier this month, PlanetOne earned an Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Award, recognizing the industry leader as one of top 50 privately-held companies in Arizona. PlanetOne was recently honored for the sixth year in a row by Inc. magazine and continues to receive accolades for its thoughts leadership, performance and program excellence from industry trade magazines, as well as its Preferred Providers including CenturyLink, Level 3, Masergy, Mitel, Rackspace and XO Communications.
“The contagious momentum we’ve built with our partners and providers is unstoppable. Our growth is up 500 percent since 2010, and the deals just keep getting bigger and bigger which is fantastic for all of our channel partners and Preferred Providers,” said Lauren Shapiro, president, PlanetOne Communications. “2016 has been a sensational year, and the pipeline for 2017 shows another record year in the making. A heartfelt thanks to Waldo and Ted for inspiring our team, our partners and our providers to really push it up and make it happen again and again. The PlanetOne Tech Tour is an event series unlike any other in our industry and we’re so excited for what’s next.”
Excerpts from this year’s PlanetOne Tech Tour are included on the company’s Twitter and Facebook pages. PlanetOne’s 2017 Tech Tour event series starts March 9th at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, Calif. and its 25th anniversary at the 2017 Channel Partners event in Las Vegas.
For more information about PlanetOne call (877) 487-8353, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the PlanetOne website at www.planetone.net.
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. In 2015, PlanetOne ranked No. 1 in the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” survey. The award-winning PlanetOne Partner Program is included in CRN’s Connectivity 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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