Coffee with Craig and James Episode No. 92: Fusion Connect, Master Agent M&A

We get the inside scoop from Fusion Connect channel chief Rick Ribas and talk mergers with an industry expert.

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

April 13, 2021

The guys are psyched for another pair of great guests.

First up is Rick Ribas, new channel chief at Fusion Connect. He tells our Edward Gately about his plans for Fusion‘s channel and where his company fits with both UCaaS and SD-WAN.

Then, M&A expert Seth Penland of Evergreen Technology Partners takes Craig and James on a deep dive into recent channel mergers and acquisitions. He offers some insider knowledge into how the M&A frenzy among master agents is impacting these companies as well as their subagents.

Plus, have you heard? Channel Futures and Channel Partners Online are now one! Craig and James will highlight some of the content you’ll want to check out.

And far from done, James wanders into the Coffee with Craig and James “game lab” and convinces Craig to play a game of Channel Mad Libs. Oh yeah, we’re going there.

Finally, it’s a long-ish edition of the podcast, but you won’t want to drop off early. The guys will welcome a special guest to close things out.

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About the Author(s)

Craig Galbraith

Editorial Director, Channel Futures

Craig Galbraith is the editorial director for Channel Futures, joining the team in 2008. Before that, he spent more than 11 years as an anchor, reporter and managing editor in television newsrooms in North Dakota and Washington state. Craig is a proud Husky, having graduated from the University of Washington. He makes his home in the Phoenix area.

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