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PlanetOne Expands Channel Development Team
IT channel and telecom industry expert Lanny Gray joins PlanetOne as Vice President of Business Development; Tanya Palmateer named Inside Sales Manager

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., July 11, 2018 – Celebrated locally and nationally as one of the best places to work, PlanetOne, the IT and telecom industry’s preferred connectivity partner, today announced Lanny Gray has joined its award-winning team as Vice President of Business Development. Additionally, Tanya Palmateer is now part of the work hard, play hard PlanetOne sales team, serving as an Inside Sales Manager for key strategic accounts. 

As Vice President of Business Development, Gray is responsible for leading PlanetOne’s national partner recruitment efforts. “We are thrilled to have Lanny driving our partner recruitment efforts and working closely with our sales teams to help us identify high-potential channel partners who are serious about expanding their book of business and adding more monthly recurring revenue,” said Ted Schuman, Founder and CEO, PlanetOne. “Lanny joins PlanetOne with twenty plus years of accomplishments and relationships in the telecom industry. His unique skill set stems from a successful career with a Master Agent, as well as more recently with Navisite and Comcast.”

Palmateer joins PlanetOne from TPx Communications, where she served as Senior Channel Manager. With a ten year career in the telecom channel, she also served as a Partner Business Manager for ShoreTel. “Tanya’s experience in customer services and partner engagement, along with her vast knowledge surrounding UCaaS will serve PlanetOne partners tremendously well,” said Jonathan Hartman, Vice President of Sales, PlanetOne. “In this new role she is working closely with many of our top partners across the country to help them drive success through cloud-based connectivity solutions. We are excited to welcome Tanya to the PlanetOne team.”

Established in 1992, PlanetOne employs a team across the U.S. who support more than 24,000 commercial clients.

Over the years, the fast-growth company has been awarded dozens of industry accolades including many for thought leadership. These include CRN’s Top 100 Executives and one of the Top 25 “Disrupters” in the IT Channel for 2017, and several consecutive years on the CRN Channel Chiefs and Women of the Channel lists, and the CRN Partner Program Guide and CRN Network Connectivity Partner Program Guide, for the delivery of best-in-class connectivity and cloud solutions to channel partners nationwide

For more information about PlanetOne call (877) 487-8353 or e-mail

About PlanetOne

PlanetOne is the IT channel and telecom industry’s preferred business partner for identifying and delivering cloud-based and connectivity solutions to small and midsize businesses and enterprises. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., the industry pioneer is celebrated by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies and regarded as a top-performing partner for hundreds of telecom agents and channel partners nationwide. In 2018, PlanetOne was named one of the Best Places to Work by The Business Intelligence Group. In 2017, the company was honored as one of the “Nation’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” by the National Association for Business Resources. In 2015 and 2017, PlanetOne ranked No. 1 in the Phoenix Business Journal’s annual “Best Places to Work” survey, and in 2016 and 2017 was recognized as one of Arizona’s largest privately-held companies as part of the Arizona Corporate Excellence (ACE) Awards program. The award-winning PlanetOne Partner Program has also been included in CRN’s Connectivity Solutions Partner Program Guide since 2014, and was featured in the 2017 edition of the CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide.

To reach PlanetOne call (877) 487.8353 or e-mail

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For further information: Suzanne Collier (for PlanetOne Communications), (714) 469-0140,