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MSP 501 Leader Kris Blackmon Joins Janet Schijns and the Innovative Minds at JS Group

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Exceeding the tech industry’s expectations, Janet Schijns and the JS Group (JSG) are thrilled to announce MSP 501 leader and channel strategist Kris Blackmon as the team’s Chief Channel Officer (CCO).

News of Blackmon’s move was met with enthusiasm from industry luminaries, MSP 501ers, and JSG clients including Channel Partners 2020 Influencer of the Year John DeLozier.

“Bringing Kris into the JS Group is huge for the industry, as well as the partner community,” applauded DeLozier, SVP and Global Channel Chief, 8×8. “Kris’ insights on and around the MSP and Agent communities runs deep and wide, bringing us closer to the needs and wants of our partners and the customers they serve.”

In her pivotal role at JSG, Blackmon works alongside of Schijns, a celebrated Channel Chief, Top 10 Influencer, and first Channel Partner Influencer of the Year, to meet the market’s increasing demand for JSG’s services.

“I’ve built a career encouraging partners to believe in themselves and strive to better their businesses,” says Blackmon. “At JS Group, I am putting words into action by improving the channel one vendor, supplier, distributor, master agent and partner at a time.”

The goal for JSG: Harness the #digitalnormal to eliminate old school partner programs and stale channel strategies that restrict channel growth and elevate the channel’s success.

“Kris demonstrates a consistent and impressive connectivity to the partners and vendors who are accelerating results in our industry,” says Micah Bevitz, CEO, iTelecom. “She gets what forward-thinking master agents bring to the market and why our services are becoming even more important. We are thrilled as a JSG client and longtime fan of Kris to see her join the team.”

Tech and telecom providers eager to evolve their business model and grow more profitably by tapping into the JSG team, contact

About JS Group

The JS Group specializes in revenue and margin growth for IT vendors, integrators, alliance and channel partners, distributors, MSPs, agents, and service providers. Our industry best programs help the channel capitalize on the current opportunities that lie ahead within the area of unparalleled complexity brought about by innovation, evolving purchasing behaviors, hyper specialization, and the resulting challenge in deploying effective go-to-market routes.