eXemplify, the master agent and Verizon Platinum Partner, hosted its 1st annual Partner eXchange last month in Dallas.
The event was designed to spark meaningful conversations, big ideas, and even bigger opportunities between preferred suppliers and sales partners. It allowed them to meet on an intimate basis with speed-networking roundtable sessions, a platinum supplier panel, and numerous networking opportunities.
In the afternoon, participants had a choice of business-development workshops or a golf tournament. Business-development topics and presenters included CallTower’s Shane Gossert discussing the “Myth of Microsoft,” Verizon’s John Lindsley speaking about the carrier’s partner program; and Masergy’s Andy Singleton, dishing on security.
“[This was] one of the best events Vazata has ever attended; we got meaningful discussions and immediate opportunities out of the eXemplify eXchange,” said Lance Black Vazata CEO.
“The eXchange was educational and fun! Exemplify is doing an excellent job of building a community of suppliers and partners,” added Rachel McNeese, president of Richardson Communications and a Channel Partners Advisory Board member.
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Literally backing the event sponsors were (left to right); Jamie Zarate, executive director, Cloud Services, Richardson Communications and Consulting; Pete Benoit, Vazata; Brennan Bice, director of Business Development, Sparkhound; and John Boggan, channel director, Central Region, Masergy.
There are Vazata’s Benoit, Sparkhound’s Bice and Masergy’s Boggan hitting the links.
Headed to the tee box are J.J. Harrison, managing partner – Channels, Verizon (foreground), and Robert Hayes, CEO, eXemplify.
Left to right: Kirk Wilson, director of Sales and Business Development, WideNet Outfitters; Wendy Hoffman, partner support associate, exemplify; Cecele Paddio, communications consultant, RC Horizons; and Cameron Bara, account manager, eXemplify.
Left to right: Angela Cedrone, channels development specialist, Granite; Lisa Chou, client support associate, eXemplify; and Jason Bird, VP of Operations, eXemplify.
You’re looking at Cameron Bara, account manager, exemplify; Phil Sparer, CommQuotes; Brian Mickelson, owner, Alliance Solutions Partners; and Rob Shelby, VP of Sales & Marketing, eXemplify. The passengers look nervous, don’t they?
Hamming it up (left to right) here are: Jonathan Tipton, senior account executive, Vazata; Rob Shelby, VP of Sales & Marketing, eXemplify; Chris Hewett, Netera Networks; Matt Wilson, VP of Channel, Cologix; and Kevin Sorgi, channel sales manager, Granite.
Earning the only solo shot in this gallery, no doubt for his stellar swing, is Masergy’s Boggan.