Ongoing commitment to partner success and business excellence earns Richardson a spot on the prestigious list of the IT channel’s top female executives for the second year in a row #WOTC18
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., – May 14, 2018 – PlanetOne, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Bernadette “Bern” Richardson, Vice President of Marketing for PlanetOne, to its 2018 Women of the Channel list. This is the second year in a row Bern has been recognized by CRN for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation for PlanetOne and its growing base of partners and providers.
The 2018 CRN Women of the Channel list spans the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.
During 2017, with Bern’s go-to-market expertise, PlanetOne once again raised the bar for success. One example is the expansion of the PlanetOne Tech Tour from two annual events on the West Coast to quarterly events held in cities across the U.S. Through these events, PlanetOne has continued to break attendance record and increase engagement with its national base of MSPs and agents by striking a balance between education, business development opportunities, networking and fun. Further, PlanetOne’s first-class sales incentives are inspiring channel partners and providers to work hard and play hard, by rewarding mutual success. Additionally, the company’s social media efforts and thought leadership soared to new heights in 2017 with the successful launch of a quarterly newsletter highlighting channel partner, provider and team member successes.
“This accomplished group of leaders is steadily guiding the IT channel into a prosperous new era of services-led business models and deep, strategic partnerships,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s 2018 Women of the Channel list honors executives who are driving channel progress through a number of achievements—exemplary partner programs, innovative product development and marketing, effective team-building, visionary leadership and accelerated sales growth—as well as advocacy for the next generation of women channel executives.”
“At PlanetOne, we are committed to doing the common things, uncommonly well, and Bern is a shining example of this,” said Ted Schuman, Founder and CEO, PlanetOne. “She is always in lock-step with our partners and providers identifying new and better ways in which we can work together to collaboratively market and sell into new markets and new opportunities. Through her incredible marketing acumen, she is empowering our internal team, our channel partners and our providers with the tools and resources they need to drive success.”
The 2018 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc.
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 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.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com