ORLANDO–Channel Partners magazine, the resource for the telecommunications indirect sales channel, on Wednesday announced Zayo Group’s Eddie Acosta as a Top 15 Channel Manager.
“We are pleased to once again honor the year’s top channel managers,” said Khali Henderson, editor-in-chief of Channel Partners. “Each one has earned the demonstrated respect and loyalty of their partners, and it’s a pleasure to be able to recognize the winners for a sixth straight year.”
Each year since 2007, Channel Partners readers have voted for their top 15 channel managers. For the 2012 contest, agents, VARs, dealers, interconnects, brokers and consultants in July nominated 71 candidates; then, in an online ballot available July 17-Aug. 23, more than 700 of those qualified channel partners chose the final 15. Eight of the winners are new to the Channel Partners Top 15 Channel Managers lineup; of the seven making a reappearance, two are four-time winners and four are three-time winners.
All Top 15 Channel Manager recipients were honored today during the general session of the Fall 2012 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Orlando. For a full rundown of the results, click here. Winners also are profiled in the October issue of Channel Partners magazine and online in an exclusive, lighter-side photo gallery that went live at 1 p.m. Eastern time.
Acosta has worked as channel sales manager for Zayo (when it was AboveNet) for three years, and been part of the combined company for six years. He predicts the channel will continue to gain momentum over the next year.
“I believe more carriers will embrace the channel as way to expand their sales force and grow their margins,” he said. “My responsiveness and ability to help partners close business” helps him stand out, he added.
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