Hartman Honored for Accelerating Company’s Sales Initiatives and Increasing Services Revenues across Growing Base of Channel Partners
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2015 — PlanetOne Communications, the IT and Telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced that Jonathan Hartman, vice president of sales, has been named to the prestigious 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list.
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The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.
Hartman was honored as a 2015 CRN Channel Chief for the instrumental role he plays in accelerating the company’s sales initiatives, building stronger partner relationships and increasing revenues across PlanetOne’s growing base of IT telecom partners, agents and IT service providers. With nearly 15 years of telecommunications experience, Hartman joined PlanetOne as director of channel sales for the West in 2011, and was promoted to vice president of sales in December 2013.
“Since joining PlanetOne, Jonathan has demonstrated an outstanding level of commitment toward helping our channel partners move from simply selling traditional telecom services, into marketing, selling and supporting more complex and complete solutions and services around high demand categories such connectivity, cloud, unified communications and wireless, for example,” says Lauren Shapiro, president, PlanetOne Communications. “We are thrilled to see Jonathan recognized by CRN as an industry-leading Channel Chief and look forward to another record-setting year as the industry’s preferred connectivity partner.”
PlanetOne’s mission is to provide channel partners with the best service, back office support and resources to market, sell and support cloud-based and connectivity solutions including voice, data, conferencing and wireless. Recognized as a market pioneer, PlanetOne has alliances with more than 185 global services providers and takes great pride in being a trusted business partner to the IT and telecom channel.
In 2014, PlanetOne experienced phenomenal success, reporting 41% year-over-year growth and expanding its business into Southern California. Earlier this month, PlanetOne announced 2014 was a record year of overall performance and recently noted a quadruple percentage increase in year-over-year revenues tied to its alliance with inContact, a leading provider of cloud contact center software and contact center agent optimization tools.
“The business growth and level of partner engagement within PlanetOne is at an all-time high and the best is yet to come, “says Ted Schuman, CEO, Planet One. “2015 will be a great year for PlanetOne and an even better year for our channel partners. Congrats again to Jonathan, and thank you to CRN for shining the spotlight on our Channel Chief.”
“Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success,” says Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.
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 recognized as one of the Top 50 Channel Programs in the industry for the past five consecutive years by Channel Partners and recently named to CRN’s 2014 Connectivity Partner Guide. To reach PlanetOne call (877) 487.8353 or
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