Telarus, the largest privately-held technology services distributor in the United States, has named SUMO Communications as their Top Security and Colocation Partner for 2017. Telarus also named SUMO as one of their Top 20 partners for 2017 and also welcomed them as a Diamond Partner. The Diamond Partner status with Telarus is THE highest billing level with them. Out of their 4,000+ partners all over the country, there are only 5 including SUMO.
Pictured left to right: Adam Edwards, CEO of Telarus, Ciera Broberg, Sr. Director of West Region Operations for Telarus, Bret Hickenlooper, President and CEO of SUMO Communications, Mike Bettilyon, VP of West Sales for Telarus, Richard Murray, COO of Telarus, Scott Forbush, SVP of Sales for Telarus, Josh Lupresto, VP of Sales Engineering for Telarus, and Ray Hicken, VP of CC/UC for Telarus.
Patrick Oborn, Co-Founder and VP of Partner Experience for Telarus has this to say:
“SUMO Communications has done an amazing job of helping its clients leverage new cloud-based communications technology and converting it into a competitive weapon instead of just a cost-cutting exercise like the majority of brokers,” commented Patrick Oborn, co-founder of Telarus. “We’ve worked with SUMO Communications for many years and have seen the steady hand they provide their clients, many of whom are leery adopting new technology. Transitions are often painful and fraught with risk, but the fact that SUMO has seen so many unique situations gives them the experience they need to provide the best, most up-to-date technology advice possible. They are a virtual CIO that’s ‘been there, done that’, and it’s because of this that SUMO has been named the Telarus 2017 Top Partner for colocation and cyber security services, to go with it’s Top 20 overall award. I expect many more awards will be headed in SUMO’s direction in 2018.”