Intelisys Weekly Roundup 8/28/14
What a huge couple of weeks! This Intelisys Weekly Roundup covers two weeks of comings and goings. Read on to find out what’s been keeping Intelisys busy …
Hale Comes to HQ
Sales Partner Christopher Hall, president and founder of Hale Communications, traveled from St. Loius, MO, to Intelisys headquarters in Petaluma, CA, for a week of strategizing and socializing. He was joined by our South Central Region Senior Manager, Strategic Partner Development, Eddie Acosta. Great to see them both!
Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is
We’ve created a brand new, strategic role: VP, Supplier Sales. And Intelisys’ own Mike McKenney has been hand picked to take on the new role and the exciting challenge of creating and driving new revenue programs for our Supplier Partners.
Watch Mike McKenney talk about his new role and its expected impact on the Intelisys Partner community HERE.
Read what Evolve IP’s CTO Scott Kinka had to say to CRN about Mike’s new role HERE.
See coverage of Mike’s new role as VP, Supplier Sales, on Channel Partners Online HERE.
Here Comes Platinum
August 24th was a BIG day for us at Intelisys. Why? Because it marked the first annual RDS Solutions Day! That’s right, RDS Solutions, a 10-year Sales Partner out of Clinton, N.J., has reached the incredible milestone of $1M in monthly recurring revenue to become our eighth Platinum Partner. Intelisys company President Jay Bradley joined Rick Ribas, VP, Partner Sales & Business Development, and Justin Marano, Director, Parter Sales – Northeast Region, to award RDS Solutions co-founders J.R. Vernick and Darren Jones with their Platinum trophy and a Trip for Two to Anywhere in the World. Darren and J.R. dedicated their award to their incredible team. Congratulations, RDS, from all of us at Intelisys!!
An article about RDS Solutions Day on CRN.com states, “Since its inception, RDS Solutions has been an Intelisys partner. Through this partnership, the company works with all the major telecommunications carriers that Intelisys has a relationship with, including AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink. RDS also has direct ties with the carriers they do the most business with, but prefers to work through Intelisys to avoid quotas that carriers often impose on partners, Vernick said.”
J.R. is further quoted as saying, “We don’t want to have to meet a number with a carrier because that changes your position of being unbiased and agnostic.”
Read the full article on CRN about how J.R. Vernick and Darren Jones achieved such a phenomenal feat, and what they have planned going forward, HERE.
Read more about the story from Channel Partners Online HERE.
View the official press release HERE.
Bend It Like Intelisys
Intelisys hosted a Sales Partner event in beautiful Bend, OR, this week. We join Chad Arnold, Director, Partner Sales – Northwest/Mountain Region in saying thanks to the generous sponsorship of Time Warner Cable Business Class and Navisite for making the event possible.
Partners & Ponies Returns to Saratoga
One of our hit annual events is Partners & Ponies out at the Saratoga Race Course in New York. This year’s event started with golf, carried over to a full round of education and training from key Supplier Sponsors BCN Telecom, Broadview Networks, CoreSite, Masergy, Matrix, NetWolves, Time Warner Cable Business Class, Navisite, and Windstream, and culminated at the horse races. Donna Cravotta, founder and CEO of Social Sage PR, presented the keynote on social media strategy for business.
Check out the full album of Partners & Ponies 2015 photos HERE.
Cloud Partners is Coming to Boston Soon!
We’ll be in Boston September 16-18th for Cloud Partners, and we can’t wait! Once again, Intelisys will be hosting Cloud Summit Training – the industry’s most highly attended live cloud training. Last year’s session was standing room only! The 2015 Cloud Summit Training is filling fast. Be sure to register ahead of time to secure your spot. Training this year includes entirely new content, and we’ll be giving away $1000 cash!
Register for Intelisys Cloud Summit Training at Cloud Partners HERE.
Register for Cloud Partners Conference & Expo HERE. Use the code CLD15 to get a free expo hall pass or $50 off a full conference pass.