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It was a big 2019 Avaya ENGAGE for Avaya partner Carousel, as they provided what they “The Carousel Experience” at their booth, but also, not to bury the lede, they received the prestigious honor of winning the Avaya Partner of the Year in front of thousands of ENGAGE attendees.
Avaya presented Carousel leadership with U.S. Overall Partner of the Year, a prestigious award honoring Carousel’s outstanding sales growth in 2018. According to an Avaya press release, Carousel’s “sales staff of more than 250 field and 40 inside sales associates hold over 100 midmarket certifications. Carousel’s midmarket success is due to its vertical expertise, loyal customer base, growth-focused sales force, and deeply-rooted strategic relationship with Avaya.”
Jim Marsh, Chief Revenue Officer of Carousel, was excited about Carousel’s continued success.
“As a multi-year recipient of an Avaya award, Carousel Industries is extremely honored to be named Overall U.S. Partner of the Year by our strategic partner, Avaya,” stated Marsh. “This award affirms our continued and long-standing commitment to Avaya and its enterprise and upper mid-market customers who require innovation, flexibility, and commitment to success with their business communications and collaboration technology investments. I am immensely proud of the entire Carousel team for making this happen and we thank Avaya for this nod to our partnership achievements.”
The feeling was mutual with Avaya’s Vice President of U.S. Channels Gary Levy.
“Carousel Industries’ partnership is integral to Avaya’s success and we applaud their passion to drive results in 2018,” said Levy, Vice President, U.S. Channels, Avaya. “The Carousel team consistently delivers on their strategic goals and continues to evolve its business to drive experiences that matter to our collective customers. We look forward to an equally successful 2019 as we continue to partner to deliver our customers innovative solutions and services.”
Carousel also made sure to be a part of the Avaya ENGAGE festivities throughout the week.
A diamond-level Avaya partner and gold-level sponsor of the event, the Carousel team busily entertained clients at our booth, themed “Welcome to The Carousel Experience.” The booth was a destination, a place for weary attendees to “recharge” and “power up” their batteries with a massage or indulge in craft coffee drinks prepared exclusively for them. They also could sit, relax, and recharge their electronics at our powered couches.
Throughout Carousel’s time at Avaya ENGAGE, Carousel engineering team and account executives took time with clients and prospects to walk through their collaboration and cloud strategies for 2019. Many in-booth, one-on-one sessions between clients, attendees, and Carousel subject matter experts yielded high energy conversations about challenges and opportunities in which Avaya technology could be a prime solution. Carousel Senior Director Tony McQueen and System Manager Jim Middleton also shared their expertise to packed crowds about Avaya and Office 360 and Avaya Aura infrastructure security respectively. Avaya ENGAGE is always a whirlwind event—busy, engaging, and entertaining. To learn more about Carousel’s solutions with Avaya, please visit them here.