ScanSource and Intelisys executives named to 2017 CRN® Women of the Channel list

Greenville, SC, 2017-May-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — ScanSource Communications, a leading global provider of communications products and a sales unit of ScanSource, Inc., and Intelisys Inc., a ScanSource company and the nation’s leading Technology Services Distributor, announced today (May 16, 2017) that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named five leaders to its prestigious 2017 Women of the Channel list:

  • Carol Beering, Senior Vice President, Sales Operations, Intelisys
  • Yvette McKenzie, Vice President of Merchandising, ScanSource Communications
  • Stacey Pompei, Vice President, Supplier Management & General Counsel, Intelisys
  • Samantha Zuniga-Juarez, Director of Support Services, West and Central Region, Intelisys
  • Diane Frazzetta, Director of Support Services, East Region, Intelisys

The executives who comprise this annual list span the IT channel, representing vendors, distributors, solution providers and other organizations that figure prominently in the channel ecosystem. Each is recognized for her outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation.

CRN editors select the Women of the Channel honorees based on their professional accomplishments, demonstrated expertise and ongoing dedication to the IT channel.

Ms. McKenzie was named Vice President of Merchandising for ScanSource Communications in 2017, where she manages, supports and cultivates supplier relationships. She has been with ScanSource for more than 16 years, having served in various management and senior executive roles in North America, including Vice President of Merchandising for ScanSource POS and Barcode. Prior to her current role, Ms. McKenzie spent more than three years working in ScanSource’s Latin America business unit, where she served as Vice President of Operations, interim business unit President and Vice President of Merchandising for the POS and Barcode business unit in Miami and Mexico.  During her time at ScanSource, Ms. McKenzie has managed the launch and support of strategic vendors, overseen channel marketing strategies, helped to integrate business practices in multiple geographies, implemented high-level branding campaigns and developed strategic training programs for merchandising.

“Yvette has been instrumental to the continued growth of ScanSource, with her career spanning technologies and geographies,” said Rich Long, president of ScanSource Communications. “Her extensive channel relationships, as well as her ability to develop new programs and tools for our partners play an integral role in the ScanSource Communications business unit. We are very pleased that she has been recognized by CRN for her hard work and dedication to the ScanSource team.”

Acquired by ScanSource in 2016, Intelisys is home to a culture of performance that honors the Sales Partner community it supports. On a wall at the company’s Petaluma, CA, headquarters appear the words, “The Best of the Best Supporting the Best of the Best”. The efforts and contributions of these four women are simultaneously exceptional and commonplace in an environment wholly dedicated to supporting the community that ultimately makes each of their roles possible.

“From Carol, our SVP, Sales Operations, to Stacey, Samantha and Diane, the most senior Supplier and Sales Partner support positions—all are women who work diligently together to answer the needs and support the demands of our Sales Partners as they grow their businesses,” said Rick Dellar, Intelisys Co-Founder. “Each of these women is an incredible asset to Intelisys and our Partner community, and role model within the industry. We are pleased that their leadership and dedication to the channel has been recognized by CRN.”

Ms. Beering joined Intelisys in 2003. In her role as Senior Vice President, Sales Operations, Carol is responsible for the systems and structures that support Intelisys’ Sales Partners and Supplier Partners, as well as the Order Management and Audex teams. In her role, she oversees the Supplier Management, Partner Support, Sales Administration and Information Services departments, among other strategic and key initiatives.

Reporting directly to Beering, is Ms. Pompei, who after a 14-year partnership as corporate attorney for Intelisys and other sales entities took on the dual role of Vice President, Supplier Management & General Counsel, in 2015 with Intelisys.

Ms. Zuniga-Juarez, Director of Partner Support Services, West and Central Regions, joined Intelisys in 2003; and Ms. Frazzetta, Director of Support Services, East Region, joined Intelisys in 2014. Both women are responsible for monitoring and assuring the effectiveness of the overall partner experience for Intelisys Sales Partners, and also report to Carol Beering.

“These extraordinary executives support every aspect of the channel ecosystem, from technical innovation to marketing to business development, working tirelessly to keep the channel moving into the future,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company “They are creating and elevating channel partner programs, developing fresh go-to-market strategies, strengthening the channel’s network of partnerships and building creative new IT solutions, among many other contributions. We congratulate all the 2017 Women of the Channel on their stellar accomplishments and look forward to their future success.”

The 2017 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/wotc.

About Intelisys

Intelisys, a ScanSource company, is the nation’s leading Technology Services Distributor of business communications services, including voice, data, access, cable, collaboration, wireless and cloud. Intelisys is dedicated to one thing – serving the needs and accelerating the success of the industry’s top producing telecom sales agents, IT Solution Providers, VARs, MSPs and integrators, as they leverage the power of recurring revenue in their businesses.

Today Intelisys is leading the way as its Sales Partners make the pivot and experience the shift away from traditional telco services into a new era of cloud-based solutions. Under contract with more than 130 of the world’s leading telecom carriers, cloud services providers and technology partners, Intelisys delivers the services end users demand exclusively through a network of Sales Partners, supporting those Sales Partners via the most exceptional back office support team ever assembled in the channel. To learn more, visit www.Intelisys.com or talk to Intelisys at 800-615-8330.

About ScanSource, Inc.

ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, focusing on point-of-sale, barcode, physical security, video, voice, data networking and technology services.  ScanSource’s teams provide value-added solutions and operate from two segments, Worldwide Barcode, Networking and Security and Worldwide Communications and Services. ScanSource is committed to helping its resellers and sales partners choose, configure, and deliver the industry’s best solutions across almost every vertical market in North America, Latin America, and Europe.  In August 2016, ScanSource entered the recurring revenue telecom and cloud services market through its acquisition of Intelisys, the industry’s leading technology services distributor. Founded in 1992, ScanSource is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina and was named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in South Carolina. ScanSource ranks #685 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, please visit www.scansource.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 unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

Contact:

Melissa Andrews
Public Relations Manager
Phone: 864.286.4425

Source: ScanSource, Inc.

ShoreTel and ScanSource Communications expand partnership

Greenville, SC, 2017-Apr-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), a leading provider of communication solutions that make interactions simple, today (April 26, 2017) announced an expanded partnership with ScanSource Communications, a leading global provider of communications products and sales unit of ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC).

The expanded relationship represents another milestone in our strategic transformation and establishes a consistent experience for ShoreTel channel partners by fully aligning ShoreTel’s U.S. distribution model with the two-tier distribution strategy that ShoreTel utilizes in EMEA and APAC. ShoreTel will leverage ScanSource’s expertise to increase supply chain efficiency and related value-added services for its channel partners. As a result, ShoreTel channel partners who currently buy premises-based unified communications products directly from ShoreTel will transition to procuring ShoreTel’s onsite solutions through ScanSource with a target effective date of July 1, 2017.

ShoreTel continues to invest in enhancing its innovative ShoreTel ConnectTM unified communications solution, which delivers a comprehensive, seamlessly integrated feature set that makes it easy for businesses and their users to interact. Connect provides businesses with a consistent, intuitive user experience that can be easily deployed through three different models – cloud, hybrid and onsite – the latter of which will now be offered through ScanSource. Additionally, ShoreTel will provide continued sales and marketing support for partners who distribute ShoreTel’s onsite solutions via ScanSource.

 “ScanSource has proven that they have the expertise, scalability and support to make ShoreTel resellers successful, which made them an ideal partner to assist us in aligning our distribution approach in the U.S. with our global strategies,” said David Petts, senior vice president of worldwide sales and customer success for ShoreTel. “The consistent two-tier approach also allows ShoreTel to strengthen its focus on our cloud services capabilities, which will help to accelerate the innovative features and solutions that we provide our partners and customers.”

By working with ScanSource, resellers have access to the largest inventory of ShoreTel products, centralized distribution with same-day shipping, professional services teams, and exceptional support services which help resellers take time and costs out of everyday processes.

These value-added services, along with ScanSource’s comprehensive business enablement tools, enable resellers to configure the best ShoreTel solutions to meet their end-users’ needs and focus their efforts on growing their business.

“ShoreTel has long been a strong strategic partner to ScanSource Communications, and we are thrilled that they see the value our technology solutions services can provide to resellers,” said Rich Long, president of ScanSource Communications. “In addition to providing ShoreTel’s leading communications solutions, we have also developed customized tools, like Omni+, that can help resellers be even more effective in delivering solutions to their end users.”

 “Harbor Networks has relied on ScanSource for over seven years now, and it has been a tremendous experience,” said Greg Bertschmann, president of Harbor Networks, a ScanSource Communications reseller partner. “ScanSource’s expertise around inventory management, process and delivery are great, but the people are even better. We work every day with ScanSource, not just on order fulfillment, but on education and marketing initiatives, as well. They are an integral part of our success.”

About ShoreTel, Inc.
ShoreTel (NASDAQ: SHOR) provides businesses worldwide with communication solutions that make interactions simple. From business phone systems, unified communications and contact center solutions to a fully hosted voice and SMS development platform, ShoreTel delivers unmatched flexibility and ease for companies looking to increase productivity and drive innovation. ShoreTel offers solutions in the cloud, onsite or a hybrid of both, giving customers the freedom to choose the best fit for their business needs now and in the future. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., ShoreTel has offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit shoretel.com.

About ScanSource, Inc.
ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) is a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, focusing on point-of-sale, barcode, physical security, video, voice, data networking and technology services. ScanSource’s teams provide value-added solutions and operate from two segments, Worldwide Barcode, Networking & Security and Worldwide Communications & Services. ScanSource is committed to helping its resellers and sales partners choose, configure and deliver the industry’s best solutions across almost every vertical market in North America, Latin America and Europe. Founded in 1992, the Company is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina and was named one of the 2016 Best Places to Work in South Carolina. ScanSource ranks #685 on the Fortune 1000. For more information, visit www.scansource.com.

SOURCE: ScanSource, Inc.

Contact:

Melissa Andrews
Public Relations Manager
864.286.4425