PHOENIX, AZ – Channel Partners Magazine, which focuses on the communications industry’s indirect sales channel, is pleased to announce that Ken Bisnoff, senior vice president of strategic opportunities for TelePacific Communications, 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, 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 a standout lineup 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 partners’ success. We congratulate all of them.”
Bisnoff has worked in the indirect channel for 17 years and has been with TelePacific in his current role for 14. He said the competitive service provider made considerable investments in 2011 to ensure that agents have the resources to stay competitive as the telecom world changes. The improvements included the purchase of two data centers to support cloud services and the launch of hosted PBX and national MPLS managed services. “We responded to our agents’ No. 1 complaint about TelePacific, which asked why we were not available in more regions,” Bisnoff said. “By acquiring Tel West Network Services and expanding our reach into Texas, we added coverage, now including 20 percent to the national business community.”
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.
About TelePacific Communications
TelePacific Communications is a competitive telecommunications carrier that serves business customers throughout California, Nevada, and Texas. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company is the leading competitive carrier in its footprint. TelePacific offers a host of IP, voice, data and Internet services, as well as business continuity, security, and managed solutions. For more information, visit www.telepacific.com.
About VIRGO Publishing
VIRGO (www.vpico.com) is an information distribution company focused on some of the world’s most innovative and complex business-to-business markets. Our mission is to help business professionals break through the hype, ambiguity and information deluge they experience, by offering trustworthy guidance that fuels their results-driven information journey.
About Channel Partners Magazine
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 Sept. 12-14 at The Peabody Orlando in Orlando, Fla.