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Forget Platinum, Intelisys Names First 'Palladium' Partner

The company reached $5 million in monthly net customer billings with Intelisys before any other partner.

James Anderson

February 12, 2021

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Intelisys just handed out a $1 million check to a top sales partner.

RDS Solutions has earned palladium status with the master agent as a reward for reaching $5 million in monthly net customer billings. No other agent has reached the palladium tier.

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Intelisys’ Mark Morgan

Intelisys launched its Drive for 5 program in 2015, promising $1 million to the first company that attained the $5 million goal.

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“We are honored to name RDS Solutions as our first palladium partner and celebrate this historic accomplishment,” said Intelisys president Mark Morgan. “With RDS’ determination to support the success of its customers and commitment to excellence, I am confident we will celebrate many more wins together in the future.”

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RDS Solutions’ Darren Jones

Background

RDS has partnered with Intelisys since RDS’ founding in 2005. The partner offers voice, data, cloud and other telecommunications services, in addition to consulting and professional services.

“The RDS Solutions team is delighted to be the first Intelisys palladium partner,” said Darren Jones, managing partner at RDS Solutions. “Intelisys has been a great partner to us for the past 15 years, and we’re excited to represent our partnership at this level. We look forward to future growth and success together.”

J.R. Vernick, also managing partner at RDS, said the company used the cash to dole out employee bonuses. It also donated to Michael’s Feat and Telecom for Change.

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RDS Solutions’ J.R. Vernick

“We’re thrilled to have won Drive for 5, especially in a year like 2020. It feels like a fresh start and allows us to continue momentum into 2021,” Vernick said.

Six members of the Intelisys sales partner community, including RDS, held platinum status when the master agent the Drive for 5 initiative. Now more than two dozen partners hold platinum status.

The RDS team cleaned up at last fall’s Intelisys partner awards, winning top billing partner, top cable partner and top East region revenue growth.

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James Anderson

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

James Anderson is a news editor for Channel Futures. He interned with Informa while working toward his degree in journalism from Arizona State University, then joined the company after graduating. He writes about SD-WAN, telecom and cablecos, technology services distributors and carriers. He has served as a moderator for multiple panels at Channel Partners events.

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