Stefan Wilson Announces 2018 Indy 500 Partners

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PRESS RELEASE
Stefan Wilson Announces Intelisys and Partners as Co-Primary Partners for the 102nd Indy 500
INDIANAPOLIS (May 9, 2018) – Stefan Wilson announced today that Intelisys, a ScanSource company, and the leading technology services distributor of telecommunications, network and cloud services in the U.S., will be the co-primary sponsor of the No. 25 Driven2SaveLives Andretti Autosport Honda for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, along with partners Onward CommunicationsROI Communications and Global Communication Networks. 

Twenty-eight-year-old Wilson will attempt to qualify for the world’s largest one-day sporting event for the second time in his career. His title sponsor is the Indiana Donor Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the 115,000 people in the U.S. who are waiting for lifesaving organ donation. Via their campaign, #Driven2SaveLives, Indiana Donor Network and Stefan Wilson hope to encourage more people to make the decision to give the gift of life by registering as organ and tissue donors. It is a cause close to the Indy racer’s heart: Wilson’s older brother Justin succumbed to injuries from a race in 2015, and his decision to be a registered donor saved five lives. Intelisys and its partners are thrilled to support these efforts.

“Stefan’s persistence, talent and authenticity represent what Intelisys and our partner community stand for,” said Rick Sheldon, Co-Founder of Intelisys. “Ultra competitive, innovative and courageous, Stefan does it all with a confidence that is built for the long run. He exemplifies the heart of our sales partners, the people who drive our business forward every day. I’m blessed to be part of an industry that exhibits openness and generosity as a matter of course. Together with our partner sponsors, we consider it a privilege to support a cause as honorable as the No. 25 Driven2SaveLives Honda.” 

Founded in 1994, Intelisys delivers an extensive range of best of breed technology solutions to global business customers through a network of independent technology advisors, as part of a two-tier distribution model. The company has joined forces with three of its top-performing Sales Partners — Onward Communications, ROI Communications, and Global Communication Networks — to highlight the technology services channel as the best way to develop, plan and implement leading IT and cloud strategies, all while supporting the incredible efforts of Driven2SaveLives.

“It’s a tremendous honor to represent the Intelisys community at the Indianapolis 500,” said Wilson. “There are many synergies between what I do and what Intelisys and its partners do, which is what makes this partnership so meaningful. Racing, like the technology services channel, is a very competitive environment that attracts high performers. I just really want to represent Intelisys as well as I can and have a great run on the track.” 

Racing is heavily driven by technology, and it is ultimately advancements in technology that enable its success and growth. For over two decades, Intelisys has striven to deliver technology solutions to businesses that drive business growth not just for the customer, but for the channel as a whole. Intelisys and its co-sponsors are proud to be affiliated with Stefan Wilson and Andretti Autosport.

“As businesses the world over increasingly embrace the channel as their source for technology services, our sales partners strive to be positioned as a first resource,” commented Jay Bradley, President of Intelisys. “We are proud to support and participate in this opportunity to raise awareness around their brands, as well as raise awareness and support for organ donation. And we wish Stefan Wilson the best of luck on the track.”  

Wilson’s No. 25 Driven2SaveLives Honda race car will be revealed on May 14 at 2 p.m. ET at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Briton will take to the 2.5-mile superspeedway for the first time on May 15 for a refresher course, followed by three days of practice before qualifying weekend on May 19-20. The 500-mile, 200-lap race will be held on Memorial Day weekend on May 27, 2018.


About Intelisys
Intelisys, a ScanSource company, is the nation’s leading Technology Services Distributor of business communications services, including voice, data, access, cable, collaboration, wireless and cloud. Intelisys is dedicated to one thing – serving the needs and accelerating the success of the industry’s top producing telecom sales agents, IT Solution Providers, VARs, MSPs, and integrators, as they leverage the power of recurring revenue in their businesses.

Today Intelisys is leading the way as its Sales Partners make the pivot and experience the shift away from traditional telco services into a new era of cloud-based solutions. Under contract with more than 140 of the world’s leading telecom carriers, cloud services providers and technology partners, Intelisys delivers the services end users demand exclusively through a network of Sales Partners, supporting those Sales Partners via the most exceptional back office support team ever assembled in the channel. To learn more, visit www.Intelisys.com or talk to Intelisys at 800-615-8330.                 

Intelisys was acquired by ScanSource, a leading global provider of technology products and solutions, in August of 2016. www.scansource.com

About Onward Communications
Onward Communications serves as an extension of its clients’ IT departments and as a trusted advisor in the ever-changing technology world. Focused on providing customized, ROI-based communications solutions, the Onward team listens to its customers’ needs and exceeds their expectations in every way. onwardcom.com 

About Global Communication Networks
Founded in 1997, Global Communication Networks, Inc. (GCN) began with a simple mission: to build better, more cost-effective technology solutions for its customers. The company specializes in the design, procurement and implementation of integrated solutions for telecom, network, data center and cloud technologies, with complimentary managed services. From its sales consultants to its in-house Project Management Office, GCN’s team of experts helps C-level executives, IT managers, and business owners source, build, and maintain robust technology solutions with the best products and services available in the industry. gcnsolutions.com 

About ROI Communications
ROI Communications Corp is an IT and telecommunications solutions provider based out of Wrentham, MA, with a secondary location in Manchester, NH. The company’s sales and service staff have a combined 125+ years of experience in the telecommunications industry. ROI Communications Corp acts as a consultant for its clients and works on their behalf, leveraging its partnerships to design network solutions that increase its customers’ performance and resiliency while working as an extension of the customers’ IT team. www.roicommunications.net

About Andretti Autosport 
Based in Indianapolis and led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport boasts a wide racing portfolio rooted in tradition and designed for success.

Together with Andretti Formula E and Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross, Andretti Autosport fields multiple entries in the IndyCar Series and Indy Lights, along with entries in the FIA Formula E Championship and Rallycross. Additionally, the team competes in the Australian Supercars category through a partnership with Walkinshaw Racing and United Autosports. Walkinshaw Andretti United will celebrate an inaugural season in 2018.

The global racing enterprise boasts four IndyCar Series championships (2004, 2005, 2007, 2012), two Indy Lights titles (2008, 2009), one Pro Mazda championship (2013) and one USF2000 championship (2010) and has captured victory five times at the famed Indianapolis 500-Mile Race (2005, 2007, 2014, 2016, 2017). Additionally, the team holds two X Games Gold Medals and three Global Rallycross championships (2015, 2016, 2017).

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