LOS ANGELES – July 30, 2019 – TPx, the premier managed services provider, has announced that Dick Jalkut, President and CEO of TPx, has been named a Channel Partners “Top Gun 51” Channel Leader. This prestigious recognition acknowledges premier leaders in the indirect IT and telecom channel and is awarded by Channel Partners and Channel Futures editors.
Top Gun 51 channel leaders possess integrity, knowledge, the ability to inspire others, commitment and passion. Award criteria also calls for leaders to be advocates for the channel model and committed to partners’ success.
To compile the Top Gun 51 list, launched this year in tandem with the annual MSP 501, Channel Partners and Channel Futures editors invited those who know channel executives best — distributors, master agents and industry analysts — to nominate leaders who exemplify channel advocacy and leadership.
“I’m honored to be recognized as a ‘Top Gun 51’ Channel Leader,” said Jalkut. “This award reaffirms that channel partners have embraced our aggressive shift to managed services and value our unique ability to help them better serve the needs of their clients.”
Jalkut has more than 35 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, including extensive senior executive and startup experience, including serving as president, CEO and chairman of NYNEX Telephone Companies, where he led the successful merger with Bell Atlantic in 1997. Since joining TPx in 2002, Jalkut has overseen the company’s transformation from a telecom services carrier to an award-winning managed services provider with an indirect channel program accounting for nearly 50 percent of its $750 million business.
“Today’s channel leaders must be futurists, accountants, technologists, marketers and evangelists,” said Lorna Garey, Editor in Chief of Channel Partners and Channel Futures. “We wanted to recognize these executives based on insights from within the community itself. I want to thank all of the master agents, distributors and analysts who helped us assemble a list that includes well-known names along with rising stars across a diverse range of companies.”
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Founded in 1998, TPx is a leading provider of UCaaS, Managed IT services and Managed Connectivity services, with approximately 30,000 customers and 53,000 customer locations across the U.S. TPx has best-in-class customer service embedded in its corporate DNA, offering guaranteed performance to all customers wherever there’s a broadband connection. TPx customers serve every business sector and include many government and not-for-profit enterprises. Throughout its history, the company has steadily executed strategically and delivered more than 16 years of uninterrupted growth over a period that has included two recessions. For more information, visit www.tpx.com or follow @TPxComm on Twitter.
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