SARASOTA, FL--(Marketwired - October 03, 2016) - Star2Star Communications, makers of the World's Leading Hybrid Cloud Communications Solution, today announced CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized David Portnowitz, VP of Marketing as one of 100 People You Don't Know But Should in the IT channel for 2016.
The CRN editorial team, assessing feedback from solution providers and other industry executives, compiles this annual list to celebrate under-the-radar channel management team members from the industry's top vendors and distributors. Those selected have worked tirelessly to create, promote and manage programs and policies that support and advance the IT channel.
Portnowitz, a 2005 graduate from the University of Florida, joined Star2Star in 2013. Since joining the company, his duties have expanded to include virtually all aspects of Star2Star's marketing efforts.
"We're thrilled that David has received this recognition," said Michelle Accardi, Star2Star's Chief Operating Officer. "David hit the ground running and has done a remarkable job expanding both our own and our Channel Partners' marketing efforts," she continued.
"There are a number of people who work behind the scenes in the channel whose efforts do not often receive widespread attention, although they truly help to hold up the entire industry and make it the thriving, smoothly functioning ecosystem that it is," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "We are pleased to shine a spotlight on these individuals with CRN's 2016 list of 100 People You Don't Know But Should list and to honor their important work, which quietly underpins the infrastructure of the IT channel and allows the community to advance as a whole."
The 2016 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.
Founded in 2006 in Sarasota, Florida, Star2Star Communications delivers the World's Most Complete and Scalable Cloud Communications Solution. Star2Star's award-winning, patent-pending Constellation™ Network overcomes the reliability and quality limitations of other communications technologies.
Star2Star unifies customers' voice, video, fax, instant messaging and presence management into a single, easy-to-use system. The company has one of the highest long-term customer retention rates in the industry at 99.85% and has been recently recognized by numerous leading analysts.
In the past six years, Star2Star was named to the Forbes Most Promising Companies list, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 three times, and the Inc. 500|5000 six times. The company was also named by Infonetics as a Top 10 Hosted Business VoIP/UC Provider as well as the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide.
Star2Star Communications solutions are sold through a diversified network of partners that include distributors, master agents, managed service providers and certified installing dealers. Available across North America, Star2Star systems are used by over 300,000 business users at tens of thousands of locations across the US and Canada, including large national chains with multi-location communications footprints.
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