Executive Appointment Builds on PlanetOne’s “Relationships Rule All” Partner Engagement Model
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 4, 2015 – PlanetOne Commns, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced industry leader Jeff Swan has joined the company as Director of Strategic Alliances.
In this new role, Swan is responsible for establishing and growing strategic relationships between PlanetOne and today’s leading and emerging IT and telecom providers, manufacturers and distributors. He reports to PlanetOne’s Channel Chief and Vice President of Sales Jonathan Hartman and is working closely with the company’s President Lauren Shapiro to identify and pursue strategic relationships that will further benefit the company’s growing partner base of telecom agents, CSPs, VARs, MSPs and IT service providers.
“Jeff is a work hard, play hard executive with 15 years of experience within the telecom industry, and eight years with the IT channel,” says Ted Schuman, founder and CEO, PlanetOne. “His impeccable reputation for business excellence and relentless focus on the partner experience are perfectly aligned with our business goals and strategic initiatives. Jeff has been a partner and friend of PlanetOne and the industry for more than a decade and we’re thrilled to have him join our team.”
“PlanetOne is simply the best in the business,” says Swan. “Our shared vision around the power of partnership and why ‘relationships rule all’ are two big differentiators that we will continue to build on. I enjoy the IT and telecom industry and see a unique opportunity for PlanetOne to bring together these two partner communities and accelerate success for everyone we do business with.”
Prior to joining PlanetOne, Swan worked for a handful of Preferred Partners including CenturyLink, Level 3 Communications, and Qwest. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in global business and finance and continues to reside in Arizona.
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 as one of the Top 50 Channel Programs in the industry for the past five consecutive years by Channel Partners and recently named to CRN’s 2014 Connectivity Partner Guide. To reach PlanetOne call (877) 487.8353 or e-mail email@example.com
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Marie Rourke (for PlanetOne Communications)