You ROCK, Mike!

Congratulations to Mike Emerson, September 2018’s recipient of our You ROCK! Award!

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Three cheers go out to Mike Emerson: a Senior Territory Account Manager with Panasonic, a hero in our books, and an all-around good guy. This Iowa-native spent some time in the East, getting his undergrad degree from Princeton. Then he returned to the Midwest to get his MBA from the University of Iowa. After some time working for Johnson Control and Siemens, he came to Panasonic, where our paths met.

“Mike helped facilitate a large drop-ship order with a customer out of North Dakota,” says Gaines Warner of ScanSource. “He chose us because he felt confident we could navigate some of the trickier details of the project.” But Gaines isn’t his only fan at ScanSource. Steve Roberson sings his praises as well. “Michael was very instrumental in assisting one of our top customers with some much-needed camera mounts – 164, to be exact. Mike went above and beyond to help us get the inventory to close the deal and satisfy the customer’s needs.”

So, while Mike cheers on his Princeton Tigers and his Iowa Hawkeyes, we honor him with the biggest cheer we know: Y-O-U-R-O-C-K!

Congratulations to Rian, July 2018’s recipient of our You ROCK! Award

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This month’s You ROCK! recipient hails from the Pacific Northwest, and works for Exacq. Rian graduated from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, before beginning his career in telecommunications back in 1997. In 2006, he started his first job in the security industry as a manufacturer’s rep in the NW, and in 2011 he made the jump to Exacq. He still runs the NW territory, and he loves the company, the product, and the people with whom he works. When not working, Rian enjoys golfing, hiking, and spending time with his family. As he puts it, “After being married almost 17 years to my best friend, and with four kids to show for it, there’s very little in life more fun than being with them.”

Nick Miller, Vendor Business Manager, ScanSource Networking and Security, has nothing but praise for this go-getter. “Rian has his ear very close to the ground while supporting his customers. Most recently, he helped move a dealer our way that had some very urgent orders needed for the NBA finals. We delivered—making both the customer and end user very happy.”

Congratulations to Kyle, May 2018’s recipient of our You ROCK! award

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What can we say about Kyle Correll, Southeast Channel Manager, March Networks, that hasn’t already been said by those who work closest with him? ScanSource employee, Chasen Rodgers, has nothing but praise for this Georgia Southern University alumnus. “I love working with Kyle, he is always on top of things and is super responsive,” Rodgers says. “He has brought us a ton of leads that have resulted in a significant amount of business and is a true extension of the ScanSource team!” One of our reseller partners, Gloria Burke, noted, “I was impressed with Kyle's customer knowledge-base preparation for the demonstration, as well as his ability to navigate both the technical side of the presentation AND the sales customer advantages. It has been a great start to what we hope is a successful working relationship.” The only thing left to say to Kyle is...You Rock!

Congratulations to Johan Lindstrom, 2018 Q1's recipient of our You ROCK! award

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What's not to like about Johan Lindstrom from Ruckus Wireless? He's a motivated, team player with a passion for sales, people, technology, solutions, and communication. A relative newcomer (he started at Ruckus in February 2017), he's already a big champion for ScanSource and has encouraged several partners to come our way. To this University of Colorado, Boulder graduate who speaks six different languages, we say: Congratulations, Tillykke, Herzliche Glückwünsche, Syncharitíria, Gratulerer, and Grattis on winning our You ROCK! Award, Johan!

Congratulations to Antonio Marquez, Q4 2017 recipient of our You ROCK! award

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Willing to help whenever and wherever needed, Antonio Marquez, CSS with HPE Aruba, is our latest You ROCK! award winner. He truly values the resources ScanSource offers its resellers, is a great partner vendor for us in the Pacific Northwest, and consistently works with the inside team and the RAMs who work in that territory.

Of personal note, Antonio is married, and he’s a foodie. So, if you’re looking for some fantastic hot spots in the Northwest US, he’s the guy to ask. He’s also a big fan of music—which makes traveling with him a blast—and we hear he’s a karaoke star, too.

Congratulations on winning our You ROCK! award, Antonio!

“Antonio is an amazing supporter of ScanSource, and we have been able to build great relationships through him with our partnered customers.”
~ Rob Bowman, Regional Area Manager, Northern CA, OR, WA, AK

Our Q3 You ROCK! award goes to Marco Sanchez

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Having joined Hanwha (formerly Samsung) in 2013, Marco has worked hard to become the regional sales director. A graduate of West Colorado University, Marco places a high value on nurturing business partnerships, and as such, opens many doors for ScanSource Networking and Security to provide value-added services to his partners.

“Getting to know Marco during the last three years, we have developed a strong level of mutual trust. We can trust that if we bring him into an opportunity with a partner, we know that he will always consider our best interest. The entire sales team never hesitates to engage with him on any opportunity that they come across.”
~ Jason Stoft, ScanSource Networking and Security Manager, Sales

Congratulations to Elliot Perkins, Q2’s recipient of our You ROCK! award

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Equipped with a finance degree from James Madison University, Elliot has worked for Axis Communications for more than ten years—where he’s done everything from inside and outside sales to his current job as our distribution account manager. This is the second time we’ve had the pleasure of working with him on our Axis account.

Always one step ahead, Elliott provides extremely responsive customer support and knows all the ins-and-outs of Axis—so he can get us what we need to close the deal.

Married and expecting twins this summer, Elliot is a rock star—and not just at work. We’ll let him explain, the next time you see him!

“Elliot has been pivotal in sales support. He has gone above and beyond in getting product allocated to ScanSource for large project rollouts. He is a huge advocate for ScanSource within Axis, and will help us have another stellar year.”
~ Russell Hough, Axis Product Champion

Congratulations to Adam Lowenstein and Rey Eversole—the first recipients of our You ROCK! award.

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A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, Adam works at Panasonic as a Channel Manager. Owning issues and deals from beginning to end, he’s a great trainer who engages both our sales and RAM teams. Adam knows what it takes to navigate within the manufacturer framework to get things done. In short, he knows who to call and, if you need him, he’s always ON call. Never shying away from tedious jobs, he recently helped us clear a significant number of outstanding claims with Panasonic, and never complained or got frustrated. He just rolled up his sleeves, and got the job done!

“Adam is thorough, professional, and extremely patient in his job. He is very reliable, and follows up on tasks until they are resolved, or until the right person with an answer can be found. He does this all so consistently that I have never known him to have a ‘bad day at the office.’”
~Gaines Warner, ScanSource Networking and Security, Vendor Champion

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Rey Eversole
Rey works as a Regional Sales Manager with Hanwha, covering the Pacific Northwest. He has worked with ScanSource to onboard new partners through Hanwha’s STEP program, and he’s always willing to help answer questions or make a visit. Often delivering good, quality leads, he’s an excellent communicator who stays in touch, and is eager to continue building good relationships that can help us grow!

“Rey has been extremely helpful and a great asset since I came on board. We’ve had multiple joint customer visits, and share the same vision in growing the territory. Overall, we’ve had good recent success in the PNW with Hanwha, due to Rey being in full communication and working closely with myself and the West Coast team!”
~Rob Bowman, ScanSource Networking and Security, Regional Area Manager