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Granite Channel Chief Charlie Pagliazzo Honored With 2023 Circle of Excellence Award
Channel Leader Recognized for Vision, Innovation, Advocacy & Driving Digital Transformation Through the Indirect Channel
QUINCY, Massachusetts – May 2, 2023 – Granite Telecommunications, a $1.85 billion provider of communications and technology solutions to multilocation businesses and government agencies, today announced that Channel Futures has selected Charlie Pagliazzo, Vice President of Channels, as a winner of the 2023 Circle of Excellence Awards.
Pagliazzo, a 29-year telecom veteran, heads up sales, support and program management for Granite Channels. Over the past 20 years, Pagliazzo has established Granite Channels' nationwide presence and grown the partner program to more than $500 million in annual revenue.
Channel Futures recognized Pagliazzo's leadership in advocating for indirect sales at Granite and contributing to the company's philanthropic initiatives. Previously, Pagliazzo was named to the 2020 Channel Futures Top Gun 51 and 2016 Channel Partners Circle of Excellence lists.
"I'm honored to be included among the channel leaders in the 2023 Channel Futures' Circle of Excellence," said Pagliazzo. "I'm fortunate to lead a tenured and growing team of channel professionals who work diligently every day to support our partners in delivering transformational technology services to their business customers nationwide.”
Since 2014, the Channel Futures Circle of Excellence program has recognized leaders in the communications and IT channel who inspire their partners to drive digital transformation for customers. These executives are honored for their vision, innovation and advocacy of the indirect channel during a time of transition and convergence.
"The last decade has seen profound changes in the way the world — and by extension, the channel — does business," said Kelly Danziger, General Manager and Vice President of Channel at Informa Tech. "The last three years have presented unprecedented challenges, and the channel has been instrumental in keeping companies and their employees connected, collaborating and providing top-notch service to their customers.
"Much of the credit for that goes to leaders like the ones we are honoring in the Circle of Excellence. Their vision, strategy and inspiration were key in helping the channel navigate those challenges and emerge even stronger. The Channel Futures team extends congratulations and thanks for their service to our community."
Channel Futures Circle of Excellence winners will be honored during an awards ceremony on May 3 at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. These winners will be included on the Circle of Excellence Immersion Center on the Channel Futures website.
Granite delivers advanced communications and technology solutions to businesses and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. The $1.85 billion company serves more than two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies and has 1.75 million voice and data lines under management, supporting more than 650,000 locations. Founded in 2002, Granite has grown to be one of the largest competitive telecommunications carriers in the U.S. by simplifying sourcing and management of voice, data and cellular service with a single point of contact and consolidated invoicing for all locations nationwide. Today, Granite supports customers with a wide range of services, including access, UCaaS, mobile voice and data, and MSP solutions for SD-WAN, monitoring and network management. Granite employs more than 2,250 people at its headquarters in Quincy, Massachusetts and 11 regional offices nationwide. For more information, visit www.granitenet.com.
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