Lumen, RingCentral, AT&T, Comcast Among Big Telarus Winners

By | Managed Services News

Jul 31

Telarus dished out honors for biggest partner deals, top channel managers, best overall suppliers and more.

TELARUS PARTNER SUMMIT — Telarus on Thursday night crowned its top channel and supplier partners in San Diego.

The services distributor recognized partners for largest deals and sales in each technology category. It honored vendors by category and for overall volume.

Among suppliers, AT&T was a big winner, ranking in the top five by volume. It also won most improved, and the carrier’s Chris Jones scored for top channel chief. Telarus named Comcast Business top cable supplier and recognized Lumen for most volume.

Be sure to read our recent compilation of “Top Partners: Best of the Best,” featuring channel partners and suppliers recognized for their achievements with numerous companies in the industry.

Last Mile Strategies was named top overall channel partner. It also won for biggest mobility deal and top mobility partner.

Hundreds of attendees packed the ballroom at the Marriott Marquis to see the following take home hardware:

Largest Partner Deals

  • UCaaS: ARG
  • CCaaS: Cloud Warriors
  • Cloud: b/digital
  • Cybersecurity: SD-WAN Experts
  • SD-WAN: Atlas
  • Mobility: Last Mile Strategies
  • Cable: Infobahn
  • Network: Tier4

Top Supplier by Category

  • UCaaS: RingCentral
  • CCaaS: Five9
  • Cloud: Flexential
  • Cybersecurity: Cato Networks
  • SD-WAN: Masergy
  • Mobility: MetTel
  • Network: Lumen
  • Cable: Comcast Business
  • International: Masergy

Top Partner by Category

  • CCaaS: PPT Solutions
  • Cloud: b/digital
  • Mobility: Last Mile Strategies
  • SD-WAN: Atlas
  • Cybersecurity: SD-WAN Experts
  • UCaaS: WTP

Top 5 Suppliers by Volume

  • Lumen
  • AT&T Alliance Channel/ACC Business
  • RingCentral
  • Comcast Business
  • Spectrum

Telarus 2021 Hall of Fame Inductees

  • Dynamic Network Advisors/Mike Sickle
  • Cynergy/Jeff Cohen and Mike Emanuelo

Partners’ Choice Awards

  • Best Overall Supplier: GoTo by LogMeIn
  • Best Engineering Team: 8×8
  • Most Improved: AT&T Alliance Channel
  • Best New Suppliers: Zoom, CyberCompass Security, For2Fi

Top Channel Managers

  • International: Ashley Allen, Zoom
  • Local: Lauren McNally, Lumen; Ken Barnett, 8×8; Jessica Martin, Genesys; Janet Atkins, ACC Business; Alan Kaplan, Broadvoice
  • National: Austin Holverson, Nice CXOne; Aaron Acree Nextiva; Charles Lomond, AireSpring; Kip Guerin, Lumen; Dani Pickens, Zoom; Shannon McFadden, GoTo by LogMeIn

Top Channel Chief

Million-Dollar Rock Stars

  • Advoda
  • CCI
  • Performance Networks
  • Sumo
  • vCom
  • Cynergy

Top 20 Partners

  1. Last Mile Strategies
  2. Teleplus Consulting Inc.
  3. b/digital
  4. Cloud Warriors
  5. PPT Solutions
  6. vCom
  7. Athenium Technology Group
  8. Invite Networks
  9. Telecom Advisors
  10. Outsource Wireless
  11. Elite Telecom Solutions
  12. BlueSky IT Partners
  13. PeakView
  14. Streamline Communications
  15. Sumo
  16. Complete Communications
  17. Advantage
  18. CompuNet
  19. Cynergy
  20. ChaseTek

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