Intelisys recently announced its top supplier channel managers and supplier partners at Channel Connect, the company’s annual partner conference in Monterey.
The supplier awards highlight partners who have demonstrated a level of excellence, dedication, support, and value to Intelisys and its sales partners. In addition to revenue-based achievements and Regional Channel Manager Awards, this year the company debuted two new categories: a National Channel Manager Award and its Partners’ Choice Awards in four categories – UCaaS/CCaaS; cloud; cable; and Overall.
The winners of the Channel Manager Awards and the Partners’ Choice Awards for cloud, cable, UCaaS/CCaaS and Overall Supplier of the Year were selected by Intelisys sales partners. The criteria included commitment to the Intelisys community, relationships, performance, innovation, and support, among others.
The Intelisys sales partners, internal sales team and support teams voted for regional and national channel managers from among the Intelisys supplier partner portfolio, based on their efforts and achievements in supporting the Intelisys sales partner community.
“The commitment that our Suppliers demonstrate to both the channel and our Sales Partner community is extraordinary, and we are proud to honor those partners who go above and beyond to provide exceptional value and support,” said Carol Beering, SVP sales operations and chief of staff for Intelisys. “We are grateful for these relationships, and for the opportunity to recognize all those who empower the success of our Sales Partners and the channel.”
2018 Channel Manager of the Year:
- Midwest Region – Nicole Beckman, CenturyLink
- Southwest Region – Charles Bates, Nitel
- Pacific Northwest/Mountain Region – Mara Nursement, BCN
- Pacific Southwest Region – Michael Luck, Spectrum
- Northeast Region – Michael Zurn, RingCentral
- Southeast Region – Armando Valverde, AT&T Alliance Channel
2018 National Channel Manager of the Year:
- Cody Calhoun, Comcast Business
Partners’ Choice Awards:
- UCaaS/CCaaS – RingCentral
- Cloud – Evolve IP
- Cable – Comcast Business
- Overall – Masergy
“We’re thrilled to be recognized by Intelisys for our commitment to the channel, performance, and innovation,” said Zane Long, SVP of global channel sales at RingCentral. “Enterprise demand for cloud communications solutions is rising rapidly, and the time is now for partners to capitalize on this momentum. We are grateful that so many of them think RingCentral first.”
The awards culminated by honoring the achievements of three Supplier Partners who achieved significant revenue and growth objectives for 2018:
Supplier Partner of the Year:
- 2018 Top New Supplier – Five9
- 2018 Top % Growth Supplier – RingCentral
- 2018 Top Revenue Growth – CenturyLink
“Five9 is honored to be recognized as the 2018 Top New Supplier within our first year of partnering with Intelisys,” said Wendell Black, Vice President of channels and international business at Five9. “The partnership between Five9 and Intelisys has enabled Sales Partners to take advantage of Five9 VCC to deliver world-class Contact Center as-a-Service solutions to their customers.”
“Having award winners who have shown their commitment to the channel chosen by the Sales Partners is very meaningful, and we are proud to be recognized in two categories,” said Craig Schlagbaum, vice president indirect channels for Comcast Business. “Intelisys is our largest master agent and together we have reached many exciting milestones and industry firsts. This recognition and appreciation caps off an incredible 7+ year relationship of mutual success in the industry.”