LOS ANGELES – April 27, 2017 — TPx Communications announces that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Ken Bisnoff, senior vice president of strategic opportunities, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.
Channel Chief Honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.
“The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy and helping to advance the channel as a whole,” said Bob Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year.”
Bisnoff has held a channel leadership role at TPx, formerly TelePacific, since he was a founding executive in the mid-‘90s and started building its agent channel from the ground up. Under his leadership, the company’s channel business has grown to account for nearly 50 percent of the company’s $600 million business.
The 2016 acquisition of leading managed services provider DSCI highlighted the company’s already aggressive shift to managed services offerings. As a member of the executive team overseeing channel sales, Bisnoff helped in the selection, due diligence process and channel-based integration efforts as TPx accelerated its evolution from a regional CLEC in California, Nevada and Texas to a national managed services carrier.
Shortly after the acquisition of DSCI, Bisnoff and his team launched UCx, TPx’s award-winning Universal Communications solution, to the channel. They also rolled out a national SD-WAN platform; managed IT offerings (ITx) with Office 365 as a Tier 1 Microsoft Certified Partner; and delivered the education, training and technical resources to help channel partners compete and win new business with these products.
“It’s an honor to be named as a CRN 2017 Channel Chief,” said Bisnoff. “I have to give credit to the remarkable people managing and supporting our Telepartner program. As a team, we addressed the No. 1 item on our partners’ wish list: that we deliver our highly regarded service and support nationwide. Not surprisingly, partners have embraced the new opportunity. Channel sales of UCaaS and complex multilocation WAN solutions are up by 25 percent, and we’re just getting started.”
The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.
About TPx Communications
TPx Communications is a new kind of managed services provider — the premier national managed services carrier. Formed from the merger of TelePacific and DSCI, TPx is redefining the way enterprises grow, compete and communicate. TPx’s Unified Communications, Managed IT services, continuity and connectivity solutions all work together to “reach a higher state of connectedness” – with customers, employees, clients, suppliers, locations, applications and more. We can provide guaranteed performance wherever there’s a broadband connection, erasing the limitations of geography, incumbent providers and capital expenditure. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with major locations across the country, TPx has delivered 15 years of consecutive quarter-over-quarter growth, driven by a DNA of obsessive customer service and word-of-mouth referral. For more information, go to www.tpx.com.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com.