As COO for PlanetOne, Chris Werpy takes ownership of the strategic direction, plan and performance of PlanetOneâ€™s overall operations. He also contributes greatly to the companyâ€™s competitive â€śwork hard, play hardâ€ť culture, as well as the experience of PlanetOneâ€™s rapidly expanding North America partner base and more than 250 providers. With 20+ years of experience in business development, operations, sales and technology, Chris oversees PlanetOneâ€™s executive leadership team and works side-by-side with founder and CEO Ted Schuman. Prior to joining PlanetOne, Chris served as part of the executive leadership team at Masergy Communications, a PlanetOne preferred provider and true pioneer in software-defined networking. Throughout his 13+ year career at Masergy, he held varying roles including most recently senior vice president of solutions and services, where he led multiple organizations including client services, solutions engineering and emerging markets. Recognized for his growth mindset and market and technology insights, Chris stands out as one of the industryâ€™s sharpest minds. He has published numerous industry articles, spoken on dozens of expert panels and is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business.