Shapiro earns top honors for her personal career success within the IT channel and professional contributions to the technology industry
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 1, 2015 – PlanetOne Communications, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced its President Lauren Shapiro is one of the IT channel’s most powerful female executives according to The Channel Company’s prestigious 2015 CRN® Women of the Channel and Power 100 lists.
Annually, CRN honors outstanding female executives across vendor channel organizations, distributors, solution providers and other women prominently involved in the IT channel ecosystem for their successes and the far-reaching impact they are having on the technology industry going forward. The Power 100 is a subset of the CRN Women of the Channel list, and recognizes those women who have earned a special distinction based on their exemplary record of success and their level of influence in the channel.
Shapiro was recognized by CRN for her career success and leadership at PlanetOne, as well as her ongoing contributions to empower channel partners’ success by maintaining a “high touch” culture of accessibility and engagement. “The level of knowledge, expertise and responsiveness that Lauren and the PlanetOne team offer to their channel partners is simply unmatched in this industry,” said Suzanne Kennedy, co-founder Redfish Networx. “Lauren ensures we have what we need to succeed and always treats us like a valued member of the PlanetOne team. We can always count on PlanetOne being there to support our business needs, as well as those of our clients, and Lauren always handles whatever we need with grace and diplomacy.”
Among Shapiro’s key accomplishments during the past year have been aligning resources and ensuring that the PlanetOne team is there to assist vendors and channel partners throughout the entire sales cycle – from pre-sales strategy to post-sales implementation and project management.
“PlanetOne is an advocate for the channel and goes above and beyond to ensure we’re adding real business value that helps our channel partners identify and close more business deals and deliver exceptional service to their customers and clients,” said Ted Schuman, CEO, PlanetOne. “We applaud Lauren’s passion for the business and commitment to helping our channel partners be the best and develop successful client relationships. Lauren is a great leader and role model, and the team here is thrilled to see her recognized as one of the industry’s most powerful executives.”
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 250 global services providers and takes great pride in being a trusted business partner to the IT and telecom channel. Over the last five months PlanetOne has welcomed several new vendors including Corvisa, Intelepeer, and Nuvestack.
The Women of the Channel will be featured in the June issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
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 e-mail email@example.com.
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