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After over a year, Telarus Partner Summit came back with a bang and recognized the top 2020 partners and suppliers.

August 2, 2021-SANDY, UT – Telarus, LLC., the largest privately-held distributor of business Cloud infrastructure and Contact Center services, unveiled its top-performing suppliers of 2020 during its in-person awards ceremony held at the Marriott Marquis San Diego in front of a gathering of partners, suppliers, and Telarus employees.  

“I’d like to offer my most sincere congratulations to all of our hard-working, loyal partners and suppliers on their momentous 2020 year,” said Adam Edwards, Telarus CEO. “Everyone’s raw determination and focus on next-generation services like Contact Center, Cybersecurity, Mobility, and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) helped them raise the bar as we’ve never before seen. Not even a global pandemic can stop us from celebrating their success.”   

Telarus would like to congratulate all partners and suppliers who continued working through and striving during the rough 2020 year. Survive—Overcome—Thrive was not only the theme of the 2021 Partner Summit but it was also the only way to describe what each attendee of Partner Summit accomplished during the pandemic. 

“Our theme of Survive – Overcome – Thrive was brought home by our two keynote speakers – Alison Levine and John O’Leary,” said Telarus COO Richard Murray. “There were quite a few tears shed when John closed the night, asking, “What more can I do?” and even more when he played Amazing Grace on the piano with no fingers.” 

2020 Awards 

We celebrated our top partners for CCaaS, cloud, mobility, SD-WAN, cybersecurity, and UCaaS, as well as our largest deals for each technology category. We recognize Telarus wouldn’t exist without the loyalty and hard work our partners put forth and we loved every moment of being able to thank them publicly.

Top 5 Supplier by Volume 

  • Lumen 
  • AT&T 
  • RingCentral 
  • Comcast 
  • Spectrum 

Top Supplier by Category 

  • Top Supplier for UCaaS — RingCentral 
  • Top Supplier for CCaaS – Five9 
  • Top Supplier for Cloud – Flexential 
  • Top Supplier for Cybersecurity – Cato Networks 
  • Top Supplier for SD-WAN – Masergy 
  • Top Supplier for Mobility – MetTel 
  • Top Supplier for Network – Lumen 
  • Top Supplier for Cable – Comcast 
  • Top International Supplier – Masergy 

Top Channel Chief  

  • Christopher Jones – AT&T 

Top National Channel Manager 

  • Aaron Acree-Nextiva 
  • Austin Holverson-NICE CxOne
  • Charles Lomond-Airespring 
  • Kip Guerin-Lumen 
  • Dani Pickens-Zoom 
  • Shannon McFadden-GoTo 

Top Local Channel Manager 

  • Lauren McNally – Lumen 
  • Ken Barnett — 8×8 
  • Jessica Martin – Genesys 
  • Janet Atkins – ACC Business 
  • Alan Kaplan – Broadvoice 

Best Overall Supplier 

  • GoTo 

Best Engineering Team 

  • 8×8 

Most Improved  

  • AT&T 

Best New Supplier 

  • Zoom 
  • CyberCompass 
  • For2Fi 

Top International Channel Manager 

  • Ashley Allen – Zoom 

After much recognition given to our amazing suppliers, we returned to our partners and celebrated all the individual companies that excelled in their sales performances this year, with seven partners receiving the $1 Million Rockstars award. We finished the evening with the award of highest acclaim, inducting two more partners into our Hall of Fame, joining our existing six.

About Telarus 

Built for You, Telarus is the largest privately held technology services distributor (master agent) in the United States, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. Our dynamic agent-partner community sources data, voice, cloud, and managed services through our robust portfolio of 281 leading service providers. We are best known for our home-grown software pricing tools and mobile apps unique in the industry. To help our partners grow their businesses, we have assembled the best support organization in the industry, including SD-WAN, Cloud, mobility, IoT, contact center, and ILEC specialty practices. The 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, or follow us on LinkedIn.