ATLANTA & PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Channel Partners magazine, which focuses on the communications industry's indirect sales channel, is pleased to announce that Zane Long, vice president of the indirect channel for Cbeyond, has been selected by readers as a finalist for Channel Executive of the Year.
The 10 finalists will be honored during an awards ceremony on March 27, 2012, at the Spring 2012 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. The finalists and winner also will be featured in the May/June issue of Channel Partners magazine.
"Once again, Channel Partners readers have chosen an outstanding line-up of Channel Executive of the Year finalists," said Khali Henderson, editor-in-chief of Channel Partners magazine, a publication of VIRGO Publishing. "Each one of these leaders is enthusiastic about and instrumental in driving their respective partners' success. We congratulate all of the finalists."
Long has worked in the indirect channel business for nearly a dozen years and has been with Cbeyond for one year. He came to the Company from GENBAND, where he led the partner program. "I have spent several years dedicated to the indirect channel," Long said. "When you work with industry leaders and emerging, cutting-edge organizations like Cbeyond, you develop a best-practices library that can be used in almost any situation. I have spent the last 12 years working with talented teams, and I am very passionate about the work I do."
To determine the Channel Executive of the Year, Channel Partners solicited nominations from channel partners. To be eligible, a nominee must have been the top person in the company's channel operations — at the executive level of vice president or higher — at a communications vendor (network operator/service provider/manufacturer). Qualified channel partners then cast their ballots for Channel Executive of the Year based on nominees' leadership, longevity, innovation and contribution to the indirect channel.
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For 25 years, Channel Partners (www.channelpartnersonline.com) has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the communications industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. Channel Partners is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo (www.channelpartnersconference.com). The Fall 2012 event is set for September 12-14, 2012, at The Peabody Orlando in Orlando, Fla.
Cbeyond, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBEY, news, filings) is a leading provider of IT and communications services to more than 62,000 small and medium sized businesses in the U.S. Combining industry-leading virtual and dedicated servers hosted in a fully compliant data center, cloud PBX, secure MPLS enterprise-class networks, robust security services, migration planning and best-in-class real-time management, Cbeyond provides a technology portfolio not generally available to the SMBs they serve. Winning the 2010 Windows Server Hyper-V Cloud Provider of the Year and Hosting Partner of the Year in 2009 and 2010, Cbeyond is an industry leader in delivering virtual and dedicated servers on Windows Server Hyper-V technology. For more information on Cbeyond, visit www.cbeyond.net and follow Cbeyond on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Cbeyondinc.
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Khali Henderson, Editor-in-Chief, 480-990-1101, ext. 1678
Shana Keith, PR Director, 678-384-8304
Source: Cbeyond, Inc.
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