Intelisys Reaches $1M Milestone with Partner Investment Program

San Francisco, CA (October 2, 2012) – Intelisys, the leading Master Agency of business communications services including voice, data, cloud and internet access, today announced it has loaned in excess of one million dollars to its telecom agents through the Intelisys Partner Investment Program.

The Partner Investment Program offers favorable terms for working capital to qualified Intelisys Sales Partners, allowing them to invest in growing their businesses without the hassle of dealing with banks. Financing is secured by existing or future commissions and loan repayment is triggered by flexible growth milestones. Exclusivity to Intelisys is not required to take advantage of the program.

“Our sales partners absolutely love the Partner Investment Program,” said Mike Ketchum, Vice President of Intelisys Finance.  “When we first started offering business loans back in the fall of 2010, we really did not know how much demand there would be or how our Partners might use the funds in order to grow their businesses.  What we have discovered is that Partners of all shapes and sizes have used this program for everything from hiring new employees to buying their office buildings.”

 “Reaching this milestone of over one million dollars loaned through the program is a reflection of our drive to help our top performing partners in new and strategic ways as they build best-in-class agencies,” said Jay Bradley, President of Intelisys. “At Intelisys, we continue to believe that the entire channel community has only scratched the surface of the opportunity to build thriving businesses, and this is just one more way we are literally investing in our Partners’ success.”

Intelisys has reached this impressive milestone just before its annual event Channel Connect, held at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco October 3-6. The event, like the Partner Investment Program, will focus on further developing Intelisys agents while providing networking opportunities and educational seminars on the latest technologies, especially cloud services.

“Intelisys is not just another Master Agent,” said Marc Agar of CA Communications, and Intelisys Sales Partner. “Intelisys is a Master Agent that will put their money where you need it most –  your business.  Now that’s a partnership that I want! By taking advantage of the Partner Investment Program, we accelerated the hiring of a VP of Operations, which helped alleviate the administrative work of our sales staff. This in turn accelerated our sales – a true win-win.” 

For more information on the Partner Investment Program, visit: http://www.intelisys.com/partnerinvestmentprogram 

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About Intelisys

Intelisys is the nation’s leading Master Agent and the only telecom master agency focused exclusively on supporting the Channel’s top-producing sales agents. The company specializes in providing a broad suite of telecom value-based solutions to ensure the top-producing agent’s success. Intelisys services include a complete selection of carrier voice and data, cloud, cable, collaboration services, wireless and wired access, auxiliary services such as voice and web conferencing, and Intelisys’ proprietary telecom asset management tool, Audex. Since its inception in 1994, Intelisys’ growth is a result of the unique formula of recruiting top-producing agents, capitalizing on industry trends, and most importantly, providing exceptional operational and back-office support. This formula has positioned Intelisys as the recognized thought leader in the telecommunications independent sales channel.

 

 

Intelisys Achieves Masergy Platinum Partner Status

Petaluma, CA [August 3, 2012]Intelisys, the leading Master Agency of business communications services including voice, data and Internet access, today announced that it has attained Platinum Partner status in the Masergy Global Partner Program for fiscal year 2013. Platinum level partners have established a strong partnership with Masergy, solving complex business challenges facing their joint clients through innovative solutions and exceptional service performance.

 

“We are honored to name Intelisys as a Platinum Partner,” said John Dumbleton, senior vice president of business development for Masergy. “Our Platinum partners consistently demonstrate their ability to deliver unique solutions and true value to the global enterprises they serve by maximizing Masergy’s managed, global MPLS network and cloud-based services.”

Intelisys is the largest Master Agency in the telecom channel with more than 45 full-time support personnel. As a Masergy Platinum Partner, Intelisys combines Masergy’s premier network and managed services, with its proven expertise and service offerings to deliver exceptional client services.

“We feel very fortunate to have such a successful partnership with Masergy,” said Jay Bradley, President of Intelisys. “The fact that we have reached this achievement level speaks to their dedication to providing top level service for our Sales Partners and customers.”

Each year, Masergy appoints top partners to Platinum and Gold Member status based on sales performance the prior fiscal year. Masergy works in close collaboration with each partner to develop comprehensive strategies for joint-marketing initiatives and revenue growth opportunities. In addition to booking bonuses and supplementary co-marketing funds, these partners are eligible for a number of special services including co-branded case studies and collateral, joint participation and sponsorship on special programs and events – and in the case of Platinum Partners – co-branding on Masergy’s award-winning ISC customer portal and automatic membership to Masergy’s Partner Advisory Board.

For more information about the Masergy Global Partner Program, visit: http://www.masergy.com/partners

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About Intelisys

Intelisys is the nation’s leading Master Agent and the only telecom master agency focused exclusively on supporting the Channel’s top-producing sales agents. The company specializes in providing a broad suite of telecom value-based solutions to ensure the top-producing agent’s success. Intelisys services include a complete selection of carrier voice and data, cloud, cable, collaboration services, wireless and wired access, auxiliary services such as voice and web conferencing, and Intelisys’ proprietary telecom asset management tool, Audex. Since its inception in 1994, Intelisys’ growth is a result of the unique formula of recruiting top-producing agents, capitalizing on industry trends, and most importantly, providing exceptional operational and back-office support. This formula has positioned Intelisys as the recognized thought leader in the telecommunications independent sales channel.

About Masergy

Masergy provides managed, secure global network services to enterprises that have complex needs across multiple locations. Masergy’s integrated network and software solutions enable customers to seamlessly deploy and manage unified communications on a global basis.

Serving customers throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, Masergy leverages advanced transport technologies to deliver global Ethernet services across a native MPLS network. The company pioneered customer-control network services and the delivery of multiple services over a single network connection. 

Masergy clients include global enterprises in a wide range of industries, including the financial/banking, energy, professional services, healthcare, entertainment, broadcasting, high technology and global manufacturing sectors. For more information about Masergy visit http://www.masergy.com, subscribe to the Masergy Blog or follow the company on Twitter @Masergy.

 

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Intelisys Media Contacts:

Christina Dumlao

Intelisys

707-238-8118

cdumlao@intelisys.com

 

Masergy Media Contacts:

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greenj@mbapr.com                                                                         marco@bamboopr.co.uk   

 

Upcoming Intelisys Green Team Event: Rivertown Revival on July 21

Join the Intelisys Green Team on July 21, 2012 for Rivertown Revival, a unique, arts–based, thematic festival that sustainably highlights and celebrates the Petaluma River while raising much needed funds for the The David Yearsley River Heritage Center, a project of Friends of the Petaluma River.

This community festival includes over 100 musicians, an art boat flotilla, art boat drag races, aerial acts on the River, artesian merchants, engaging non-profit organizations, $5 weddings, local food vendors, theatrical performances, amazing children and teen activities, and a beautiful location for folks to be themselves.

If you’d like to volunteer, click here where you can sign up for a job and a shift. See you there!
 

Intelisys Green Team Raised Over $2k for Human Race & BBQ

 

Have you heard of the Intelisys Green Team? We are a group of Intelisys employees who work hard to make a difference in our local community.  We participate in projects to educate our colleagues on the importance of being environmentally friendly while having fun at the same time!

One of our latest endeavors was a fundraiser for the Human Race & BBQ in May. Our goal was to raise $1500, but thanks to all the generous donations, we raised $2170.37!!! This was the second highest amount raised, so great job everyone!

Below are some pictures we took at the event:

Thanks to You, We’re #1, Eleven Times Over!

Thanks to all the hard work and dedication from our amazing Sales Partners like you, Intelisys ranked #1 in 2011 sales for ELEVEN of our Suppliers. This is a truly humbling accomplishment, and we couldn’t have done it without you!

We ranked #1 in 2011 Sales for the following Suppliers:

  1. Century Link Channel Alliance (Eastern Region)
  2. Comcast Business Class
  3. Earthlink Business
  4. Global Crossing / Level 3
  5. Level 3
  6. MegaPath
  7. Time Warner Cable Business Class (National)
  8. XO Communications
  9. Windstream (Paetec 2011 Program)
  10. Access Point Inc.
  11. Copper Services

 Once again, thank you for all your efforts! Let’s do it again in 2012!

Happy Thanksgiving from Intelisys

Kak Sri, a popular blogger and philosopher has said, “Gratitude is the art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture.” And while 2011 was challenging for many businesses and individuals due to economic and other factors, YOU have helped us here at Intelisys turn that adversity not only into a pretty picture, but instead an amazing masterpiece.

As we step back to admire that masterpiece, the word “gratitude” doesn’t even begin to describe our sentiments for you our valued Sales Partners, as well as our Supplier Partners. Thanks to your help and dedication, together we have reached some incredible milestones this year.

Here are a few highlights from our incredible 2011:

  • First Club TPC member to reach $1M in monthly billings
  • 30 Sales Partners qualified for the Club TPC trip in Hawaii
  • Channel Connect had more attendees than ever before
  • Refreshed website and logo, new blog, new social media
  • Advanced Commissions Program launched

We know we could not reach these new heights without you, so please accept our most sincere gratitude. Thank you for your continued brushstrokes, and here’s to a future full of masterpieces!

Happy Thanksgiving!

P.S. As a reminder, our offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

   

Intelisys Joins Telecom Council of Silicon Valley

Petaluma, CA (November 8, 2011) – Intelisys, the leading Master Agency of business telecommunications services including voice, data and Internet access, today announced it has become a member of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley, joining the ranks of HP, AT&T, Microsoft, Sony and many more.

According to their website, the Telecom Council is “a business tool that connects decision-makers across the telecom ecosystem – big and small, fixed and wireless – with each other.” The Council boasts 17,000 subscribers, and holds more than 35 meetings that put the most influential telecom companies in the same room to share ideas, capital and expertise.

“We are delighted to become members of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley and look forward to building relationships with some of the most innovative companies and startups in telecom and technology,” said Dana Topping, Co-owner of Intelisys. “Through participating in their meetings and events, we will get the most cutting edge information about advances in the industry, especially concerning 4G, Cloud and Cable technologies.”

Intelisys has been invited to attend the Council by participating and attending meetings during the past year, and recently decided to make its membership official.

“Participating in the Telecom Council will mean even better training and information for our Sales Partner Agents,” said Jay Bradley, President of Intelisys. “Our Value-Added Resellers (VARS) and Solution Providers will also greatly benefit by the gains in knowledge and network this group will provide. We are looking forward to passing along the benefits to all parties associated with Intelisys.”

“The Telecom Council is a valuable tool because our members all bring very important contributions to our discussions.  Intelisys is no different – they will use their unique expertise to impact the telecom industry.” said Liz Kerton, President of the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley. “As a telecom master agent, they are the only company of their kind in the Council, and enhancing our diversity in this way will benefit our entire membership.”

For more information about the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley: http://www.telecomcouncil.com

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About Intelisys

Intelisys is the nation’s leading Master Agent and the only telecom master agency focused exclusively on supporting the Channel’s top-producing sales agents. The company specializes in providing a broad suite of telecom value-based solutions to ensure the top-producing agent’s success. Intelisys services include a complete selection of carrier voice and data, cloud, cable, collaboration services, wireless and wired access, auxiliary services such as voice and web conferencing, and Intelisys’ proprietary telecom asset management tool, Audex. Since its inception in 1994, Intelisys’ growth is a result of the unique formula of recruiting top-producing agents, capitalizing on industry trends, and most importantly, providing exceptional operational and back-office support. This formula has positioned Intelisys as the recognized thought leader in the telecommunications independent sales channel.

 

Intelisys Announces New Advanced Commissions Program, Allowing Sales Partners to Receive Commissions in as Few as Fifteen Days

The Channel’ s first program to offer new and existing Intelisys Sales Partners opportunities to secure commissions flow shortly after the sale.

Petaluma, CA– Intelisys Communications, Inc., the nation’s leading master agency distributor of business communications services today announced an innovative new program to put commissions in the hands of its sales partners in a fraction of the time it typically takes.

“Another first of its kind program from Intelisys, the Advanced Commissions Program was the logical next innovation stemming from the great success of our Partner Investment Program launched last fall,” said Mike McKenney, Intelisys Vice President of Partner Sales & Business Development. “This program directly attacks the age old challenge of bridging the cash flow gap between when a new agent launches their agency and when commissions start to flow which previously could be 4-6 months from time of sale,” added McKenney.

The program offers a very quick application process and is available to all qualified Intelisys contracted Sales Partners. The advanced monthly commissions are secured by future commissions. Intelisys will advance monthly residual commissions from the time orders are accepted by Suppliers into service delivery. This will provide Sales Partners funds 4-6 months faster than the industry standard commission delivery process. The initial launch of the program will be offered to the first 50 Sales Partners that enroll by Oct 31, 2011.“The Advanced Commissions Program is another Intelisys exclusive program focused on the success of our Sales Partners. It is an indication of our commitment to our Sales Partner community coupled with the confidence we have in them,” said Rick Ribas, Intelisys Vice President of Partner Sales & Business Development.

“This Advanced Commissions Program further reinforces our desire to leverage Intelisys strengths to ensure our Sales Partners’ success. We believe the investment Intelisys makes in our partners’ businesses is one of the best bets going in today’s economy,” said Dana Topping, Co-Owner of Intelisys.

For more information, contact Rick Ribas at rribas@intelisys.com or 203-568-1860 in the Northeast region or for all other regions; contact Mike McKenney at mmckenney@intelisys.com or 916-580-1656.

About Intelisys

Intelisys is the only telecom master agency focused exclusively on supporting the Channel’s top-producing sales agents. The company specializes in providing a broad suite of telecom value-based solutions to ensure the top-producing agent’s success. Intelisys services include a complete selection of carrier voice and data services, wireless and wired access, auxiliary services such as voice and web conferencing, mobility solutions, professional service offerings and Intelisys’ proprietary telecom asset management tool, Audex. Since its inception in 1994, Intelisys’ growth is a result of the unique formula of recruiting top-producing agents, capitalizing on industry trends, and most importantly, providing exceptional operational and back-office support. This formula has positioned Intelisys as the recognized thought leader in the telecommunications independent sales channel.