Karie “Kat” Atwood, Christi Clark and Chevon Martin recognized for excellence in improving partner and supplier experience
Scottsdale, Ariz., May 9, 2022 – PlanetOne today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Karie “Kat” Atwood, Vice President of Supplier Management; Christi Clark, Vice President of Operations; and, Chevon Martin, Director of Operations, to its 2022 Women of the Channel list. This esteemed annual list honors the incredible accomplishments of female leaders in the IT channel. Those named come from all corners of the IT channel — including vendors, distributors, and solution providers whose vision, expertise, and contributions make an impact on the industry every day.
Committed to driving an optimal partner and supplier experience
With nearly two decades of experience in the IT channel, Karie Atwood joined PlanetOne in 2021. Since that time, she has focused on successfully reinventing PlanetOne’s supplier program by realigning its marketing team and supplier initiatives. This has included developing and expanding offerings to enable suppliers to create new opportunities to drive greater visibility for their solutions, among PlanetOne’s nationwide network of agents and solution provider partners.
Christi Clark has 20+ years of experience in the IT channel, with the last 13 years spent at PlanetOne. During this time, she has successfully demonstrated the value that operations brings to the table for PlanetOne’s partners and suppliers. Her key accomplishments over the past year have included cultivating the PlanetOne brand and driving awareness of how her team’s contributions are positively impacting PlanetOne’s bottom line.
Chevon Martin, who has more than 15 years of experience in the IT channel, has been a member of the PlanetOne team since 2019. During the past year, she has helped to advance PlanetOne’s channel business by working with suppliers to ensure technology deployments go as smoothly as possible, and that partners and suppliers have all of the information in hand to make informed decisions during the entire process.
“Kat, Christi and Chevon have made enormous contributions to our success and we are tremendously proud to see all three recognized by CRN for their leadership in the IT channel,” said Ted Schuman, Founder and CEO, PlanetOne. “Beyond empowering their teams to find unique and creative ways to improve the partner and supplier experience, these three incredible women also enable our partners and suppliers to build the outstanding post-sale relationships that ultimately deliver an exceptional customer experience.”
“We are proud to once again recognize the remarkable leaders on this year’s Women of the Channel list. Their influence, confidence, and diligence continue to accelerate channel success significantly,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Their accomplishments will inspire others, and we look forward to witnessing their future contributions to the channel.”
CRN’s 2022 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/WOTC.
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 prestigious Partner Program Guide since 2014, and PlanetOne was the only master agent to earn the 5-Star rating in 2022, ranking among an elite group of companies recognized for going above and beyond to help partners achieve success.
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