September 24, 2020
Longtime Intelisys president Jay Bradley celebrated a major honor from partners on Thursday.
The industry’s biggest cable providers recognized Bradley with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Cable Awards virtual event.
Intelisys’ Jay Bradley
Craig Schlagbaum, senior vice president and channel chief of Comcast Business, said the cable executives unanimously picked Bradley for the inaugural award. He called Bradley “instrumental in the growth of the industry.”
Comcast’s Craig Schlagbaum
“To me, Jay Bradley is the straightest shooter you’ll find. He’s a visionary, a team player, a collaborator, a leader, a mentor,” Schlagbaum said. “He truly cares. He’s selfless to the end, and he’s helped make this space more relevant for every single master agent and agent getting awarded today.”
Schlagbaum said Bradley urged cable vendors to rethink their commission strategy in 2011. His prompting helped create “a major turning point in the channel.”
Bradley thanked Intelisys teammates, cable providers, agents and other channel partners who have worked with him over the years.
“A huge thank you to all the sales partners for seeing this truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For changing their business models to make it happen,” Bradley said.
Bradley stepped down from his role as Intelisys president earlier this year. ScanSource, which owns the master agent, announced that Mark Morgan would take the position. Bradley took on an advisory role.
“Being president of Intellisys has been a great ride. I’ve been fortunate to work with a wonderful team and the best sales partners in the industry,” Bradley said in February.
Agent Channel Recognized
Intelisys enjoyed a big night, as the vendors recognized the master agent for highest total 2019 cable sales. Other master agents, including Telarus and AppSmart, earned awards. The cable providers also recognized top performing agents, including RDS Solutions
The cable providers picked the award winners in February but couldn’t host their annual joint event due to COVID-19. Instead, they hosted the awards ceremony via Microsoft Teams on Thursday.
A Prosperous 2019
IQ Wired’s Darcee Nelan
The awards recognized 2019 partner performance, which by all accounts boomed. But there’s also hope for 2020, despite the pandemic’s impact.
For example, Darcee Nelan, CEO of Colorado-based boutique consultancy IQ Wired, said the company sold a large amount of Ethernet services to hospitals.
“Who could have known at the time how critical that infrastructure would be going into COVID-19?” Nelan said.
We’ve listed the many winners below:
Total Cable Sales: Intelisys, a ScanSource Company
Industry Disruption: AppSmart
Investment in Cable: Telarus
Marketing Innovation: TBI
Cable Visionary: Innovative Business Solutions
Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award: Jay Bradley
Growth: RDS Solutions
Solution Focus: Bridgepointe Technologies
Cable Focus: Clear Connect
Shaw Business Agent of the Year: ITSS
Mediacom Business Agent of the Year: cpITelecom
Altice Business Agent of the Year: Clear Connect
Cox Business Agent of the Year: Jett Enterprise
Spectrum Partner Program Agent of the Year: TelAdvocate Communications
Comcast Business Agent of the Year: IQ Wired
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