Industry leader’s vice president of sales recognized for driving record sales revenue for PlanetOne and its nationwide network of solution provider partners and agents
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., – February 12, 2018 – PlanetOne Communications today announced that Jonathan Hartman, vice president of sales, has been named to the prestigious 2018 Channel Chiefs list by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners. This is the fourth year in a row that Hartman has been recognized as a CRN Channel Chief.
Last year, PlanetOne celebrated a quarter of a century of success and record growth driven by high profile wins within the telecom and IT channels. To start off the new year, PlanetOne added AT&T to its growing portfolio of more than 250 market-leading provider partners, and more big wins are expected as the year progresses. As vice president of sales for PlanetOne, Hartman leads his team in providing PlanetOne’s providers and channel partners with the marketing, sales, engineering, solutions architecture, training and field support services they need to meet the requirements of the markets they serve and generate greater demand for cloud and telecom services.
“We are proud to see Jonathan recognized again this year by CRN for leadership excellence within the IT channel,” Ted Schuman, Founder and CEO, PlanetOne Communications. “New sales are continuing to drive growth, and the daily strategic interactions Jonathan and his team have with our partners and providers equips them with the resources they need to engage with their customers, and have the business discussions that uncover the drivers that ultimately lead them to capturing more than just traditional telecom services.”
“The ongoing market consolidation is causing much confusion, especially for traditional channel partners, and PlanetOne has the knowledge and expertise to help our channel partners successfully navigate through all of the changes being driven by this consolidation,” said Hartman. “In the coming year, we will continue to develop programs designed to educate our channel partners on the options that are available to them, promote open dialogue with our partners around the unique challenges they face, and offer the solutions they need to address these challenges.”
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. Each of the 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.
“The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel,” said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”
Established in 1992, PlanetOne employs 18 Arizona-based associates and team of other staff across the U.S. who support more than 24,000 commercial clients. Over the years, the fast-growth company has been awarded dozens of industry accolades including many for thought leadership. These include CRN’s Top 100 Executives and one of the Top 25 “Disrupters” in the IT Channel for 2017, and several consecutive years on the CRN Channel Chiefs list, and the CRN Partner Program Guide and CRN Network Connectivity Partner Program Guide, for the delivery of best-in-class connectivity and cloud solutions to channel partners nationwide.
For more information about PlanetOne call (877) 487-8353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.
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, 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 email@example.com.
About The Channel Company
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