PRESS RELEASE – RICHMOND, Va. — Oct. 21, 2015 —The Alliance Partners, the channel partner industry organization that brings together agents, VARs, managed service providers, IT consultants and cloud specialists, has welcomed Kingcom as a new member and shareholder.
Portland, Oregon-based Kingcom is a Verizon Platinum Partner technology provider in the U.S., offering a truly nationwide footprint with the entire Verizon product suite – including Verizon mobility solutions. Since 2002, Kingcom has offered pioneering business telecom solutions with superior service and the latest innovations for cyber security, cloud migration, VoIP, mobile offerings, fiber optics and more. Through its membership in the Alliance, its partners will gain access to a wider portfolio of communications technologies and suppliers.
“We are very excited about our inclusion into the Alliance Partners. The Alliance is hugely valuable to our business because of the breadth of experience, industry knowledge and access they bring to us,” said Bob DeKoning, CEO at Kingcom. “This gives us important insight into many industry best practices and additional negotiating leverage with the carriers.”
Kingcom also brings a deep level of expertise in sales support to its affiliation with the Alliance. The company supports its partners’ sales efforts with the highest level of product education and training, especially when it comes to Verizon offerings, and helps them find qualified leads through person-to-person meetings and marketing that gets results. It brings this experience to the unique channel brain trust that the Alliance represents.
“I could not be happier to welcome Kingcom to the Alliance,” said Bill Power, CEO of the Alliance. “Its extensive footprint of Verizon partners, and unique fluency with telco solutions in particular, brings a valuable, added perspective on best practices to our collective knowledge base. I’m looking forward to Bob’s contributions and to having Kingcom as part of our exclusive member roster.”
Added David Gardner, chairman of the Alliance board, and president and CEO at Advantage Communications, “We’re thrilled to have Bob and the Kingcom team join the Alliance. Their goals, drive and professionalism are perfectly aligned with those of the Alliance, and we are excited to have them contribute to, and participate in, the continued growth and success of the group.”
About the Alliance
Since 1997, the Alliance (www.thealliancepartners.com), originally the Agent Alliance, has been a powerful voice for the channel. This diverse industry consortium of shareholders represents all industry sectors, from traditional communications to IT, cloud, storage and virtualization, mobility and converged IP services.
The Alliance is dedicated to fostering best business practices nationwide for the channel ecosystem. It is an important forum for education, collaboration, and information-sharing, aimed at helping channel partners evolve their practices to remain competitive. The Alliance can leverage the unique and diverse expertise of its formidable member roster to put knowledge into practice in highly pragmatic ways to create an environment of continuous growth and improvement, which benefits partners, suppliers and clients alike.