For the Second Year in a Row, Jonathan Hartman is Recognized for His Executive Leadership and Successful Partner Engagement across PlanetOne’s Growing Base of MSPs and Telecom Agents
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 22, 2016 — PlanetOne Communications, the IT and Telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company has named Jonathan Hartman, vice president of National Sales, to its prestigious CRN Channel Chiefs list. The accolade marks the second year in a row Hartman is being recognized for his channel leadership, partner sales expertise and continued success within the IT channel.
With an expanded focus on IT, cloud and collaboration, PlanetOne reported more than 30% year-over-year growth in 2015 with partner engagement and satisfaction ratings from the company’s annual survey showing record high returns on investments and relationships. PlanetOne also welcomed several strategic business partners including ShortTel, IntelePeer, Lightower, NTT America, Nuvestack, BCN and Rackspace. Under Hartman’s direction, the industry leader accelerates its sales efforts with more than 250 providers, engaged hundreds of telecom and IT channel’s top connectivity executives and service providers during its multi-city partner event, and introduced its Cloud 411 program, an online education center and resource tool offering channel partners a one-stop for all things cloud.
“Jonathan and his team take complexity out of the sale for our partners and enable them to take advantage of the continued convergence between the telecom and IT industries, as well as hot technologies including cloud, collaboration, connectivity, mobility, and voice,” says Lauren Shapiro, president, PlanetOne Communications. “We are thrilled to see Jonathan recognized again by CRN as an industry-leading Channel Chief and look forward to another successful year for PlanetOne and our channel partners.”
As a member of the 2016 Channel Chiefs, Hartman joins a group of the top leaders within the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. This year’s Channel Chiefs continually demonstrate loyalty and support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.
“We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”
With more than 15 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries, Hartman joined PlanetOne in 2011 as director of channel sales for the West. He was promoted to vice president of solutions sales in December 2013 and named an industry Channel Chief in 2015.
The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.
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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