On the heels of the acquisition of Level 3, CenturyLink tops the Telarus supplier stack for both total sales volume and colocation sales. Comcast Business wins Top Supplier award as voted by the Telarus partner community.
June 22, 2018
BOCA RATON, FL – Telarus, LLC, master agent of business data, voice, and cloud services, today unveiled its top-performing suppliers of 2017 during its annual Partner Exchange held in Boca Raton, Florida.
“Congratulations to our Top Suppliers of 2017,” said Richard Murray, COO of Telarus. “Each of these companies has gone above and beyond when it comes to creating products that businesses are asking for: cybersecurity, contact center, cloud computing and storage, dynamic WAN networks, and super-fast internet. On top of that, they’ve all invested heavily in their channel support organizations, giving them resources they need to educate, help, and sell with our channel partners. CenturyLink, who recently combined with Level 3, has seen a massive uplift in mid-market and enterprise deals. They are setting a new standard of what happens when a company continually reinvests in hiring top talent to work with their top-tier distributors like Telarus. Their focus and hard work really paid off in 2017.”
The complete list of top performing Telarus suppliers by sales volume for 2017 includes:
- CenturyLink (Top Supplier in Overall Sales)
- RingCentral (Top Performing UCaaS Supplier)
- Verizon Wireless (Top Performing Mobility Supplier)
- Comcast Business (Top Performing Cable Supplier)
- NICE InContact (Top Performing Contact Center Supplier)
- Imperva (Top Performing Cybersecurity Supplier)
- BigLeaf Networks (Top Performing SD-WAN Supplier)
- ACC Business (Top Performing Network Supplier)
- CenturyLink (Top Performing Colo Supplier)
In addition to the top performing suppliers by sales volume, Telarus also recognized the best providers in specific categories and as voted by the Telarus partner community. These “Partner Choice Award” winners include:
- Comcast Business (Best Overall Supplier)
- Rackspace (Most Improved Supplier)
- Nextiva (Best New Supplier)
- Charles Lomond (AireSpring – Top National Channel Manager)
- Albert Kripovisk (Comcast Business – Top National Channel Manager)
- Greg Hyche (Nextiva – Top Local Channel Manager)
- Jeremy Teny (Vonage – Top Local Channel Manager)
- Cathleen Ventura (QTS Data Centers – Top Local Channel Manager)
“It is a huge honor for us to publicly recognize the hard work of people who go above and beyond for Telarus and our partners,” added Roger Blohm, EVP of Telarus. “Their willingness to work with us in the field to recruit new partners, to support our events, to allow us to collocate our monitoring hardware in their data centers to provide transparency to the cloud, to keep our pricing and fiber tools up-to-date; it all blends into the recipe of a healthy channel selling community. Our 38% sales increase last year was fueled by the valiant efforts of our suppliers who never utter the words ‘that’s not my job.’ They make it happen again and again, and for that, we express our gratitude and appreciation.”
In addition to the awards banquet, the Telarus Partner Summit comprised two days of educational forums designed to help educate their partners on UCaaS, cybersecurity, and contact center and how to become expert consultants. The conference, held at the Boca Raton Resort, was the first national partner event held since Telarus came together with CarrierSales in January 2018. The event, sponsored by a record 72 exhibitors, consisted of three days of 1:1 networking, 52 classes aimed at educating the Telarus partner and supplier community on best practices, solution design, lead generation, and new money-making strategies. Telarus also unveiled new technology that consisted of three new supplier matrices: cloud computing, cybersecurity, and contact center, in addition to the launch of the new www.telarus.com website. The conference was the largest in Telarus history.
Built for You, Telarus is the largest privately-held technology services distributor (master agent) in the United States. Our dynamic agent-partner community sources data, voice, cloud, and managed services through our robust portfolio of 160 leading service providers. We are best known for our home-grown software pricing tools and mobile apps that are unique in the industry. To help our partners grow their businesses, we’ve assembled the best support organization in the industry, which includes SD-WAN, Cloud, mobility, contact center, and ILEC specialty practices whose primary goal is to help our partners identify and design the right technology solutions for their customers. To learn more about the Telarus opportunity, please visit www.telarus.com, or follow us on Twitter @Telarus.