Record year-over-year growth earns PlanetOne a spot on the Inc. 5000 list for the sixth year in a row
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., August 17, 2016 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced it has been named by Inc. magazine to the 35th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest growing private companies. The win marks the sixth year in a row that PlanetOne has earned this celebrated business honor.
“We are immensely proud to be recognized again this year by Inc. magazine as one of America’s fastest growing companies,” said Ted Schuman, CEO, PlanetOne Communications. “The fact that this is the sixth year in a row that we have earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list is a strong testament to the continued growth and success of our company. I would especially like to thank the entire PlanetOne team, as well as our valued partners for their steadfast commitment to the pursuit of excellence.”
The 2016 Inc. 5000 list, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at here.
“The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts,” said Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor-In-Chief, Inc. “It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That’s one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails.”
Recognition by Inc. magazine is one of many accolades PlanetOne has already received in 2016. Last month, The Channel Company’s CRN recognized PlanetOne for partner program excellence for the third year in a row, naming the company to its 2016 Connectivity Partner Program Guide. Earlier this year, Lauren Shapiro, President of PlanetOne, was honored as one of CRN’s 2016 Women of the Channel, and in February, PlanetOne’s Vice President of National Sales, Jonathan Hartman, was named to the 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list. In 2015, PlanetOne was also recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of Phoenix’s “Best Places to Work.”
“We are in the midst of one of our best year’s ever, having recently closed record-breaking deals with a number of our preferred partners including MegaPath, Mitel and Rackspace,” said Lauren Shapiro, president, PlanetOne Communications. “Earlier this year, we also launched our new Cloud Practice which offers tremendously powerful business development and partner enablement resources, and is enhancing the value we bring to our growing network of channel partners across the U.S.”
PlanetOne is currently hosting its 2016 Tech Tour with a year-end event scheduled for Nov. 2-3 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Headlined Lt. Col. (Ret.) Rob “Waldo” Waldman, the annual business-building event is open to existing and future PlanetOne channel partners 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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