Celebrated locally and nationally as one of the best places to work, PlanetOne, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, announced Lanny Gray has joined its award-winning team as Vice President of Business Development. Additionally, Tanya Palmateer is now part of the work hard, play hard PlanetOne sales team, serving as an Inside Sales Manager for key strategic accounts.
As Vice President of Business Development, Gray is responsible for leading PlanetOne’s national partner recruitment efforts. “We are thrilled to have Lanny driving our partner recruitment efforts and working closely with our sales teams to help us identify high-potential channel partners who are serious about expanding their book of business and adding more monthly recurring revenue,” said Ted Schuman, Founder and CEO, PlanetOne. “Lanny joins PlanetOne with twenty plus years of accomplishments and relationships in the telecom industry. His unique skill set stems from a successful career with a Master Agent, as well as more recently with Navisite and Comcast.”
Palmateer joins PlanetOne from TPx Communications, where she served as Senior Channel Manager. With a ten year career in the telecom channel, she also served as a Partner Business Manager for ShoreTel. “Tanya’s experience in customer services and partner engagement, along with her vast knowledge surrounding UCaaS will serve PlanetOne partners tremendously well,” said Jonathan Hartman, Vice President of Sales, PlanetOne. “In this new role she is working closely with many of our top partners across the country to help them drive success through cloud-based connectivity solutions. We are excited to welcome Tanya to the PlanetOne team.”
Established in 1992, PlanetOne employs a team across the U.S. who support more than 24,000 commercial clients.
Over the years, the fast-growth company has been awarded dozens of industry accolades including many for thought leadership. These include CRN’s Top 100 Executives and one of the Top 25 “Disrupters” in the IT Channel for 2017, and several consecutive years on the CRN Channel Chiefs and Women of the Channel lists, and the CRN Partner Program Guide and CRN Network Connectivity Partner Program Guide, for the delivery of best-in-class connectivity and cloud solutions to channel partners nationwide.