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

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

Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director

July 30, 2021

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Telarus Partner Summit Awards Ceremony 2021

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

  • Chris Jones, AT&T

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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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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