Sarasota, FL – Star2Star Communications, providers of the World's Only Full Spectrum Communications Solution, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Chessie Huber, Strategic Channel Development Manager at Star2Star, as one of 100 People You Don't Know But Should in the IT channel for 2018.
This annual list is compiled by the CRN editorial team, using feedback from solution providers and industry executives, to acknowledge channel management team members from the industry's top vendors and distributors. Those recognized on this list work diligently to drive innovation, profits, and successful partnerships, keeping the IT channel growing and their firms thriving.
Chessie has worked in the IT industry for the last 30 years. She joined Star2Star in 2017 as a Channel Recruitment and Business Development Representative and was quickly promoted to Strategic Business Development Manager in January of 2018. As a member of Star2Star's Strategic Team, she leads and fulfills the company's strategic business objectives for the channel. Chessie's professional knowledge and training in a variety of technologies including telephony, security, internet services, network operations, applications, databases, and storage, as well as her dedicated efforts to improving Star2Star's onboarding processes for White Label, Wholesale, and Strategic Partners, have been instrumental to the company's continued success. Her most notable achievements to date include developing and implementing Star2Star's Strategic Partner Program as well as achieving 150% of revenue goals in 2017.
"I am incredibly honored to be recognized by CRN," said Chessie. "I love working at Star2Star and appreciate how much opportunity there has been to grow. Whether I am working with Partners or creating our strategic goals, I feel challenged to use every experience in my career thus far and develop new skills. Thank you for this honor!"
"We are so proud of Chessie and her hard work," added Michelle Accardi, President and Chief Revenue Officer at Star2Star. "I have known Chessie for over 20 years, and have seen first-hand how hard she works to help our Partners meet their business goals. We appreciate all that she has put into Star2Star over the last several months and look forward to her future accomplishments."
"This outstanding group of unsung channel heroes work tirelessly to create, promote, and manage programs and policies that support their partners and the advancement of the channel overall," said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. "We are honored to bring these individuals into the spotlight with CRN's 2018 list of 100 People You Don't Know But Should and to recognize them for their undeniable contributions to the channel."
The 2018 list of 100 People You Don't Know But Should will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at www.crn.com/100people.
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 Cloud 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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