Cloud Services Coalition Selected for 2011 Channel Partners Advisory Board

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Concierge Communications Vice President, Clark Atwood, selected as a Channel Partners Advisory Board member.

The Cloud Services Coalition (CSC) announced today that Clark Atwood has been named to the 2011 Channel Partners Advisory Board.

The board includes members of the channel community who serve two-year terms. These members include independent agents, subagents, master agents, VARs, dealers/interconnects, manufacturer/software vendors, resellers, carriers and legal. In addition, there are six association members representing Cloud Services Coalition, Technology Channel Association, Wireless Business Owners Consortium, Agent Alliance, Channel Partners and TAG National.

The CSC, founded by Concierge Communications and Terrapin Solutions, is an association for agents who want to focus on consultative sales opportunities in the cloud and receive ongoing training, back-office systems, tools, processes and procedures. By centralizing a superior portfolio of cloud-related services, the CSC brings value to its members.

“Since it was formed in 2007, the Channel Partners Advisory Board has proved to be a vital part of the success of the publication and the event. We rely on these industry insiders to help make sure our content is on target and that our programs are meaningful to the communications channel,” said Khali Henderson, editor in chief of Channel Partners. “We welcome Clark and Andrew to the Advisory Board, and thank him for volunteering both time and expertise.”

As a board member, Atwood will become a regular contributor to the Channel Partners Peer-to-Peer blog ( and also the Channel Partners Network online community at LinkedIn (

About the Cloud Services Coalition
The Cloud Services Coalition was formed in 2010 to provide agents with a portfolio of cloud services and sales tools to support a consultative sales process. Through CSC, agents receive ongoing training, support through back-office systems, processes and procedures to ensure the sales support of agents through the consultative selling process. For more information, please visit the CSC web site (

About Channel Partners
Published by VIRGO, Channel Partners magazine is the country’s leading publication for communication distribution channels. For more than two decades, Channel Partners has been the undisputed leader in providing news and analysis to alternate distribution channels serving the communications industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services and associated CPE, applications and professional services. Channel Partners includes a monthly print publication, a Web resource ( and an e-newsletter.

About Channel Partners Conference & Expo
The Channel Partners Conference & Expo ( is the communications industry’s only event exclusively for indirect sales organizations – agents, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and consultants – focused on transforming their businesses to become converged solutions providers. The event is produced twice annually in the spring and fall and features future-proofing advice from thought-leading speakers and how-to courses on best practices, technology and strategy. Topics range from hot technologies and new opportunities to partnering, diversification, sales tips and skills building.

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