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Gary Schick, Quest Director of Sales, Selected for 2012-2013 Channel Partners Advisory Board.

Sacramento, CA: August 22, 2012 -- Quest, a Technology Management firm announced today that Gary Schick, Quest Director of Sales, has been named to the 2012-2013 Channel Partners Advisory Board.

The board includes members of the channel community who serve two-year terms. These include independent agents, subagents, master agents, VARs, dealers/interconnects, manufacturer/software vendors, resellers, carriers and legal. In addition, there are six association members representing the Agent Alliance, CloudGirls, CompTIA, Peer-to-Peer Networking Chair, Technology Assurance Group (TAG), Technology Channel association (TCA) and Women in the Channel.

As Director of Sales for Quest, Gary brings over 30 years technology sales, management and channel leadership experience to his role at Quest. With direct responsibility for Partner Sales, Growth and Customer Satisfaction, Mr. Schick leverages a diverse portfolio of products and services that includes professional, cloud and managed services, as well as security, wireless, data backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, system performance, VoIP, video surveillance, technical staffing and more. Prior to joining Quest, Mr. Schick worked in various sales and management positions at Netigy, Amerivox, Epson and Toshiba. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University.

"I am honored to be elected to the Channel Partners Advisory Board and work among a great group of my peers to further the goals of our partner community", said Gary Schick, Director of Sales, Quest. "As a faithful subscriber to Channel Partners Magazine for many years and an exhibitor and speaker at Channel Partners Conferences, I have a great desire to launch conversations with Telecom Agents who wish to increase their customer value by providing solutions outside the traditional transactional selling of voice and data circuits. This is an exciting time for all of us and I am privileged to be called upon to serve."

"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 Gary Schick to the Advisory Board, and thank him for volunteering both time and expertise."

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

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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.

About Quest®

Celebrating its 30th year, Quest has been a trusted technology management company delivering successful solutions for our clients from Fortune 50-5000 small and medium-sized clients. Quest is ranked #9 on the Global Managed Services Cloud Providers top 100 by MSPmentor and ranked one of CRN’s Solution Provider 500 among US technology firms as well as CRN’s top 250 Tech Elite, and CRN’s designation of Cloud Elite.

Quest offers clients a portfolio of professional, cloud and managed services, including consulting, security, wireless, data backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, system performance, telecommunications & transport, VoIP, IP video surveillance, and technical staffing; either on-site or from its secure global service delivery centers. Services may be obtained through QuestFlex®, a unique service level agreement, allowing companies to "Invest in the capability, not in the product".

Quest and QuestFlex are registered trademarks of Quest Media & Supplies, Inc.

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