Telarus Partner Summit

Panel at Telarus Partner Summit

Telarus, the Utah-based master agent and distributor, brought its agents and suppliers to Park City, Utah, for a week of networking, education and fun. The Telarus Partner Summit operated out of the Stein Eriksen resort in the beautiful Wasach Mountains.

Attendees chose from a long list of training sessions that complemented keynotes from co-founders Adam Edwards and Patrick Oborn, and panels featuring suppliers — including Vonage CEO Alan Masarek and ShoreTel CEO Don Joos.

Breeze through our gallery to see pictures of speakers, suppliers, and people you may know!

Women in the Channel

Women in the Channel

Telarus sponsored a Women in the Channel event Monday night before the official start of the Summit. Most of the Summit attendees flew in on Monday and flew out on Thursday.

Casino night

Casino Night

Telarus officially kicked off the conference with a social event, where attendees played to earn credits for drinks. Bryce Hayes, Telarus' senior vice president of operations, played guitar with his band "Standard Deviation" on stage.

Edwards and Oborn

Edwards and Oborn

Telarus co-founders Adam Edwards and Patrick Oborn did the majority of the emceeing for the summit. They gave a keynote presentation to begin Tuesday, discussing growing Internet trends, SD-WAN and channel consolidation. Read what they had to say about the ScanSource-Intelisys acquisition.

Stein Eriksen

Stein Eriksen

The Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley played host to the summit. The hotel is located in the Wasach Mountains and is surrounded by slopes that are great for skiing.

Supplier Panel

Supplier Panel

Six channel chiefs from Telarus vendor partners gathered on stage for a discussion. Left to right: Roy Jackson of Jive, Zane Long of RingCentral, Chris Peters of 8x8, Robert Brown of YipTel, Rob McCarthy of MegaPath and Shawn Day of TPx (not pictured).

Jive car

Jive Communications

Jive brought its racing car to Park City. Telarus signed an agreement with the business phone provider two years ago to sell Jive's hosted VoIP portfolio.

Check out the list of platform updates Jive announced at the last Channel Partners Conference & Expo.

Shark tank

Shark Tank

Telarus performed its own version of the hit TV show, with partners coming on stage to pitch their ideas for a $10,000 grant.

Bill Mansfield, president of On Track Communications, presented a technology that embeds marketing videos into emails for better customer reach and analytics. He took home the grand prize.


TPx Communications brought its trailer to the Stein Eriksen Lodge. TPx was formerly known as TelePacific before rebranding itself in April. Telarus earned its President's Club recognition from TPx earlier this year for new billed revenue.



Telarus handed out partner awards on Wednesday. vCom Solutions, a San Ramon, California-based partner, won Rookie of the Year. The company placed fifth in sales performance.  Read more about the awards.

Complete Communications

More Winners

Complete Communications took home the top award for agent sales performance. The company is based in Murray, Utah, and has been affiliated with Telarus for 11 years. Read our entire awards wrap.

Comcast Business

Comcast Business

Telarus gave its Supplier of the Year award to Comcast Business, which outperformed all other vendors in sales. Also, channel managers Albert Kripovisk and Willis Kenner earned awards. Spectrum Enterprise finished as the second-place supplier.

Read more about the award winners.

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