Sarasota, FL - Star2Star Communications, provider of the World's Most Complete Cloud Communications Solution with options ranging from Hosted to Hybrid, announced today that their President and Chief Revenue Officer, Michelle Accardi, was recognized by CRN as a 2018 Channel Chief. This represents Accardi's fourth consecutive year on this prestigious list of channel executives.
CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, compiles their annual Channel Chief list to recognize leaders in the IT channel who drive growth and revenue for their organizations through channel partners. Honorees are selected by CRN based upon their professional achievements, industry standing, strategic goals, and overall dedication to the channel.
Michelle Accardi was recognized for her dedication to elevating Star2Star channel partners' experiences, which includes enhancements like more training options and a more streamlined order process. Partners also have global sales opportunities now thanks to Michelle's vital role in the recent merger with Blueface, Europe's leading Unified Communications as a Service provider (UCaaS). She was also instrumental in the launch of several new products and pricing strategies and continues to demonstrate unwavering commitment to the channel overall.
"I am honored to be recognized as a 2018 Channel Chief," said Accardi. "I give 110% to our partner community, supporting their growth with an innovative Full Spectrum Communications Solution and a robust support team. I am proud of our continued growth as a global company and the dedication we all demonstrate to the channel. This past year has been an incredible journey with many big developments, and I am looking forward to our future."
Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company said, "The executives on CRN's 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to the channel . . . We applaud each Channel Chief's impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes."
The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured at www.crn.com/channelchiefs and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.
About Star2Star Communications
Founded in 2006 in Sarasota, Florida, Star2Star Communications empowers global business success with a Full Spectrum Communications Solution. With options ranging from Hosted to Hybrid, Star2Star offers unparalleled value, reliability, quality, and scalability. Star2Star unifies business communications including voice, video, fax, mobile, chat, and presence management. Merged with Blueface, the leading pan-European UCaaS provider, Star2Star possesses a global influence and customer base. Blueface's proprietary cloud voice platform supports businesses of all sizes, ranging from small-to-medium to large enterprises and strategic wholesale customers.
Star2Star's award-winning, patented Constellation™ Network overcomes the reliability and quality limitations of other communications technologies and enables companies to choose the deployment methodology that aligns best with their needs. For businesses who require high-quality voice, redundant networks for continuity, and ultra-reliable communications, Star2Star's Hybrid architecture offers the highest guaranteed SLAs in the industry at an affordable price. Businesses with less complexity, who seek the best communications capabilities for their employees and customers, can consider Star2Star's Hosted solution the optimal choice.
With a customer retention rate of 99.85%, Star2Star has been recognized by a multitude of leading analysts. In the past seven years, Star2Star was named to the Forbes Most Promising Companies list, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 five times, and the Inc. 500|5000 seven times. The company was also named by IHS as a Top 10 Hosted Business VoIP/UC Provider and has been in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for UCaaS, Worldwide for the last four years.
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