Annual List Champions the IT Channel’s Unsung Heroes
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 2, 2015 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced Jake Schuman, Partner Development Manager, has been recognized as one of the “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” in the IT channel for 2015 by The Channel Company’s CRN®.
The CRN editorial team, assessing feedback from solution providers and other industry executives, compiled this list to celebrate under-the-radar channel-management team members from the industry’s top vendors, distributors and business partners. Those selected have worked tirelessly to create, promote and manage programs and policies that support and drive the IT channel.
Over the last few years, Jake has built a successful career within the IT channel, establishing a strong reputation for himself as a thinker, builder and a mover. He began his career in sales at CBeyond, a telecom and IT company recently acquired by Birch Communications, prior to joining Windstream Communications, provider of voice and data network communications, and managed services, for businesses. During his tenure at Windstream, Jake was the youngest Enterprise Account Manager for the West Division. In 2014, alongside his father and PlanetOne CEO Ted Schuman, and Eric Cooke, PlanetOne’s Senior Technology Advisor, Jake opened the firm’s Southern California Division.
“Jake is constantly finding new ways to connect with channel partners and help them uncover opportunities to grow leveraging PlanetOne’s extensive portfolio of cloud, connectivity, voice, mobility and collaboration solutions,” said Ted Schuman. “I’m extremely proud to have Jake on the PlanetOne team and see his leadership within our family business and the IT channel grow so quickly. Thank you to CRN for celebrating Jake’s enthusiasm and commitment to helping our partners use technology to make their lives easier and their businesses the best they can be.”
Showcased in the October issue of CRN, the “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” list can be viewed at www.crn.com/100people.
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 featured 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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