Richard Murray Is Named 2022 Channel Influencer Award Winner by Channel Futures

February 22, 2022

Sandy, UT — Feb. 22, 2022 — Richard Murray, COO of Telarus,  is one of a select group of channel leaders who have been named 2022 Channel Futures Channel Influencer Award winners, based on the strength of their demonstrated leadership in the industry.

Richard Murray is one of 50 individuals recognized as a channel leader who will impact the direction of the information and communications (ICT) indirect sales channel in 2022.  He is profiled in a gallery on the Channel Futures website and in the 2022 Channel Influencers digital issue, which will be available for download on Friday, Feb. 25.

Richard Murray and the other 49 Channel Influencers will be honored at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, April 11-14, at the Venetian Resort & Expo in Las Vegas.

Since launching in 2018, the Channel Influencer Awards have recognized the people, technologies, trends, and organizations expected to shape the channel in the next year.  But the awards have been revamped for 2022. The technologies, trends, and organizations categories have been eliminated. Instead, the focus will be solely on individuals, with the list of influencers expanded from 10 to 50 honorees.

Richard is co-owner and COO of Telarus, LLC, the largest privately-held technology solutions brokerage in the US. An early supporter of embracing the Cloud, he has been a frequent presenter and panelist for emerging technologies and Cloud Contact Center services. Richard is a tireless advocate for the independent channel and end-users and serves on multiple advisory councils and industry advocacy groups.

Under his leadership, Telarus has become one of the largest and most respected technology brokerages in the nation, including being listed on Inc5000’s fastest-growing companies for 2016 through 2021. In his role, Richard oversees the operations team, IT, marketing, legal, and supplier management. Richard has brokered several mergers and acquisitions and frequently consults on valuations within the industry.

“The Channel Futures Influencers is an exclusive group of executives who are at the pinnacle of leadership,” said Bobby DeMarzo, vice president of content, Informa Tech Channels Group. “Our editorial team and key advisers carefully selected individuals based on their accomplishments and thought leadership in the partner ecosystem. These individuals stand head and shoulders above all others in the entire channel.”

“Our editorial team is on top of what’s going on in the channel every day,” said Craig Galbraith, editorial director for Channel Futures. “Certain individuals stand out for the impact they have on the channel with their thoughts, actions, and words. This exclusive lineup of leaders represents the entire channel. It’s a diverse group that includes key decision-makers from top vendors as well as technology solutions brokerages (formerly master agents) and traditional tech distributors. These honorees have demonstrated dedication to the channel and a willingness and ability to inform and inspire the entire community.”

About Channel Futures

Channel Futures is a media and events platform serving companies in the IT channel industry with insights, industry analysis, peer engagement, business information and in-person events. Our properties include Channel Futures MSP 501, recognizing the most influential and fastest-growing providers of managed services in the technology industry, Channel Futures DEI 101, honoring and celebrating those who have often been under-represented in tech channels; Channel Partners Events, delivering unparalleled in-person events, including Channel Partners Conference & Expo, The MSP Summit, and Channel Evolution Europe; and DEI Community Group, our initiatives to educate, support, promote, and sustain diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the IT channel industry.

Channel Futures is part of Informa Tech, a market-leading B2B information provider with depth and specialization in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. Every year, we welcome 7,400+ subscribers to our research, more than 3.8 million unique visitors a month to our digital communities, 18,200+ students to our training programs and 225,000 delegates to our events. Channel Futures is where the world meets the channel; We are leading Channel Partners forward. More information is available at

About Telarus

Telarus is the largest technology solutions brokerage in the United States, Canada, EMEA, Australia, and New Zealand. We have created the most efficient yet friendly community where our agent-partners source technology solutions through our robust portfolio of 290 leading service providers. To accelerate our agent-partner’s growth, we have created industry-leading apps, tools, and have experts that specialize in the development of technology solutions for Cloud, Cybersecurity, SD-WAN, ILEC, and UCXE. Coupled with our industry-recognized Sales Engineering team, Telarus also provides Account Management, Commissions, Marketing, and Specialty teams services. Our primary goal is unchanged since 2002; we accelerate our partner’s growth at scale in the most efficient manner possible. To learn more about Telarus and our award-winning services, please visit, or follow us on LinkedIn.