2015 Channel Chiefs


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What's Your Favorite Movie?

What's your favorite flick? The 2015 Channel Chiefs tell CRN what their favorite movie is and why.

Advice For Channel Newbies

The executives on the 2015 Channel Chiefs list are the who's who of channel management so it only makes sense to squeeze some advice out of them for people just joining the channel.

What VARs Want: 7 Things Every Channel Chief Should Know

CRN asks some of the top solution providers in the country about how to succeed as a channel chief today. Here's their crash course on making a partnership work.

21 Strategies For Attracting Next-Gen Partners

Channel execs on the 2015 Channel Chiefs list share their ideas for attracting the best next-gen solution provider partners.

The 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs

Today's most influential movers and shakers in the channel.

The Perfect Fit: Looking For A Channel Chief

Channel Chiefs, the really good ones, are crucial to the success of the tech industry, and often don't get the credit they deserve.

Channel Chiefs By Name

Channel Chiefs By Company

Meet the executives responsible for running channels at vendors in the IT market today.


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Michelle Accardi-Petersen
CMO, Star2Star Communications
Toni Adams
Vice President, Global Partner Marketing at VMware, VMware
Gregg Ambulos
Senior Vice President of Global Channel Sales for EMC Corporation, EMC Corporation
Tim Ament
Vice President & General Manager National and Consumer Markets Division, Ingram Micro
Shash Anand
VP, Strategic Alliances, SOTI Inc.
Mike Arterbury
Vice President of Business Development and Alliances, PernixData
Wendy Bahr
Senior Vice President, Americas Partner Organization, Worldwide Partner Organization, Cisco Systems
Scott J. Barlow
VP, Sales and Marketing, Reflexion Networks
Sue Barsamian
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Group (EG) Worldwide Indirect Sales, Hewlett-Packard
Matt Bauer
Director, Americas Channel, Epicor Software Corporation
Jeff Bawol
President, Avnet Technology Solutions
Joshua Behar
President, Ericom Software
David Bennett
Vice President of Worldwide Consumer and SMB Sales, Webroot
Renee Bergeron
Vice President Global Cloud Computing, Ingram Micro
Vicki Bilyeu
Channel Marketing Manager, EnGenius Technologies
Steve Blum
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Services, Autodesk
Bill Botti
Executive Vice President, Wayside Technology Group
Neal Bradbury
Co-Founder and VP of Channel Development, Intronis
Mitch Breen
SVP Global Sales, SimpliVity
Jos Brenkel
SVP, PPS WW Sales Strategy and PMO, Hewlett-Packard
Andrew Brinck
Senior Director, Channel Sales, Quantum Corporation
Christine Bufalini
Director, Global Channel Operations & Enablement, RSA, The Security Division of EMC
Cameron Burke
SVP Business Development, Cirius Messaging
David Carlquist
VP, Worldwide Channels, IBM Systems & Technology Group, IBM Systems & Technology Group
Mark Cashman
VP of Channels and Partners, TrapX Security & N/A
Darrin Neil Chen
VP, Worldwide Channels, Mellanox Technologies
Chris Cleary
Senior Director, Global Channels and Distribution, Globalscape
Ted Cole
Vice President of Channel Sales, ADTRAN
Patrick J. Conte
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Worldwide Field Operations, Accellion
Bill Corbin
EVP Global Sales and Partner Management, Westcon Group
Raluca Cosciug
Partner Program Manager, Bitdefender
Nicholas Courtney
Executive Director of Sales, D&H Distributing
Jeff Davis
Senior Vice President of Sales, D&H Distributing
Didi Dayton
Vice President of WW Channels and Alliances, Tanium
Todd DeBell
Vice President of Global Channel Sales and Distribution, FireMon
Jim Delis
Group Vice President, Partner Channels, Time Warner Cable Business Class
Donald Deshaies
VP of Channel Strategy and Management, Sage North America
Len DiCostanzo
Senior Vice President, Community and Business Development, Autotask Corporation
John Donnelly
Senior Vice President of Sales, MobileIron
Adnon Dow
Senior Vice President of Global Channel Sales and Alliances, CradlePoint
David Drahozal
Senior Director U.S. Public Sector Channel, NetApp
Richard Duffy
Vice president, Partner Strategy and Enablement, Acumatica
Tami Duncan
Vice President Business Partner North America, IBM Global Business Partners
Scott Dunsire
Vice President of Americas Indirect Sales for the HP Enterprise Group, Hewlett-Packard
Rob Eby
Vice President of Purchasing, D&H Distributing
Doug Erickson
VP, Worldwide Partner Sales, Pulse Secure
Adam Famularo
Vice President, Global Channels, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Ira Feuerstein
Director of North America Channel Program, Nextiva
Tina Fisher
Executive Director of Strategy & Planning, D&H Distributing
Jenni Flinders
Vice President, US Partner Business, Microsoft
Tom Flink
VP, Worldwide Channels and Market Development Sales, Citrix
Alistair Forbes
General Manager, LogicNow
David Fowler
Vice President of Marketing, INetU
Craig Fulton
Senior Product Manager, ConnectWise
Darren Gaeta
VP of Partnerships and Alliances, Securonix
Tim Gaines
SVP of Sales, U.S., Mitel
Todd Garrigues
Director, Intel Corp
Rafael Garzon
Managing Director, Americas Channel, Citrix
Carolee Gearhart
Senior Vice President of Global Channels and International Sales, Adaptive Insights
Garrett Gee
VP, Indirect Sales Channel, Level 3 Communications
John Gentry
Vice president of marketing and alliances, Virtual Instruments
Bart Giordano
Vice President of Partner Sales and Business Development, Egnyte
Scott Gordon
chief marketing officer, ForeScout Technologies
Harry Gould
Vice President, Worldwide Channels and Alliances, Hewlett-Packard
Christopher Graefe
Director of North American Distribution Sales, ViewSonic
David Graffia
VP, Sales, dinCloud, Sales
Victoria Grey
CMO, Gridstore, Inc.
Steve Hammond
Dir, Global Partner Marketing, Emerson Electric
Mark Hansinger
Vice President, U.S. Channel Sales, OKI Data Americas
Michael Hardy
Vice President, Enterprise and Channel Sales, D-Link Systems
Jonathan Hartman
Vice President of Sales, PlanetOne Communications
Steve Harvey
Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Digium, Inc.
Dave Hawk
Global Vice President, Operator Channels, MobileIron
Julie Hens
Vice President, Worldwide Distribution Sales, Cisco Systems
Brian Hierholzer
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Artisan Infrastructure
Bill Hooper
VP, Partner Channel, XO Communications
Kirk L. Horton
Vice President, Channels, IPR International
Michael Hughes
SVP Worldwide Sales, Barracuda Networks
JP Jauvin
SVP & General Manager, N-able by SolarWinds
Thomas Jensen
Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales and Strategy, Hewlett-Packard
Grady Johnston
Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development, My Digital Shield
Jeremy Jones
Vice President, Partner Programs, IntelePeer Cloud Communications LLC
Steve Jow
Senior Vice President Sales, SYNNEX
Todd Kaloudis
VP, Worldwide Partner Sales, Dynatrace
Lisa Kan
Director of Channel Sales & Marketing, Fujitsu Computer Products of America
Steve Kaplan
VP of Channel and Strategic Sales, Nutanix
Steve Kazan
Sr. Director Channel Development, Adallom
John Keenan
Vice President of North America Sales, Sophos
Kevin Keith
Director, Business Development, AirWatch by VMware
Ian Kieninger
CEO, AVANT
James Kilgour
Sr. Director Global Channel Sales and Programs, LANDESK Software
Kimberly King
Vice President, Global Partners and Channels, Progress
Stacey Kirsch
Sr. Channel Marketing Manager, Bluebeam Software
Fred Kohout
VP, Global Partner Marketing, EMC Corporation
Regina Kunkle
VP of Americas Channel Sales, NetApp
Mike Kunz
Vice President of Sales, StorageCraft Technology Corporation
Bonnie Lam
VP of Channel Sales, RingCentral - Sales
Eric Lambiase
Senior Director of Global Channels, DiCentral
Brian Laufer
Vice President, QuoteWerks
Vito Legrottaglie
Vice President of Operations and Information Systems, Wayside Technology Group
Richard Lewis
Senior VP, Channel Sales, Americas, Global Convergence, Inc.
Jane Li
Chief Operating Officer, Huawei Enterprise USA
Tina Lux-Boim
President & CEO, Managed Maintenance, Inc.
Taylor Macdonald
Vice President, Channel Sales, Intacct
Tim Mackie
Channel Chief, Talari Networks
David Maffei
Vice President of Global Channel Sales, Carbonite
Michael McClurg
Vice President, Global Business Partners, Actifio
Brooks McCorcle
President -AT&T Partner Solutions, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions
Mike McKenney
Vice President, Partner Sales & Business Development, Intelisys
Keith McManigal
Regional Vice President, Channel Sales, Americas, F5 Networks
Mauro Meanti
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Parallels
Walter Monasterio
Director of Strategic Alliances, Binary Tree
Matthew Montgomery
Director, Verizon Partner Program, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Chris Moore
Senior Director Channels, North America, Veeam Software
Justin Moore
CEO, Axcient
John Murdock
Vice President, Channel Sales, Kaspersky Lab North America
Scott Musson
Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances, Red Hat
Bob Nahorski
Executive Vice President - US Channel Sales, Tripp Lite
Stacy Nethercoat
Vice President, Product Marketing, TDCloud, Tech Data
Wayne Newton
Director, Channel Sales, Linksys and Belkin
Clint Oram
CTO & Co-founder, SugarCRM
Partha Panda
Vice President Global Channels and Alliances, Trend Micro
Simon Pass
Sales Leader - Intuit Reseller Program, Intuit
Chris Penner
Senior Vice President of Channel, Box
Chuck Piazza
Senior Vice President, Channel Sales, West IP Communications
Jon Pritchard
Executive Vice President Worldwide Channels, Unify
Sonal Puri
CMO, Aryaka
Patrick Reilly
VP, Worldwide Sales, Hexis Cyber Solutions
Daryl Reva
Senior Director of Channel Marketing, Fonality
Bill Rhodes
Director of Channel Sales, Buffalo Americas
Kyle Rice
Vice President Channel Sales, SilverSky
Tammy Richards
Managing Director, Worldwide Channel, Citrix
Alan Rihm
CEO, CoreDial, LLC
Alex Rogers
Chief Executive Officer, CharTec
William Rubio
Vice President, Channel Sales, CallTower
Mike Salem
President, Vorex
Craig Schlagbaum
VP of Indirect Channels, Comcast Business
Kurt Schmelz
President, US Channels Group, Xerox Corporation
Eric Sherman
Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Channel Strategy, RackWare
Kerry Sherman
Vice President of Business Development, TCN
David Siles
Vice president of channels and alliances, DataGravity
Bill Simpson
Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Nasuni
Adam Slutskin
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, ConnectWise, ConnectWise
David Sobel
Director of Partner Community, LogicNow
Thomas Stanley
Senior Vice President of Global Partner Sales & Alliances, NetApp
Richard Steranka
Vice President, Avaya
Chris Sullivan
Vice President, Global Channels & Investor Alliances, VCE
Raja Sundaram
Vice President, WW Services Channels and Alliances, Cisco Systems
Mark Swendsen
Vice President of Sales, Axcient
Joseph Sykora
VP Americas Sales Operations and Channels ____, Fortinet
Mark Szotkowski
President, Sales, RapidScale
Herve Tardy
Vice President and General Manager, Eaton
Alex Thurber
Vice President, Worldwide Sales, WatchGuard Technologies
Maurits Tichelman
Vice President and General Manager, Intel Corp
Nick Tidd
SVP, Global Sales, Condusiv Technologies
Emilio Umeoka
VP, Global Alliances & Channels, Splunk
Mike Waguespack
Senior Director, Global Cloud Group, Veeam Software
Mike Walkey
Senior Vice President, Global Partners and Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems
Craig West
Vice President of Channel Sales, NetSuite Inc.
Mariah West
Director, Global Partner Marketing, Zerto
Blake Wetzel
Vice President, Systems Integrators / Distributors and VARs, CenturyLink
Jana Whitcomb
Vice President, North America, Channel and Service Providers, Blue Coat Systems
Chris White
Vice President, Sales, Americas Strategic Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems
Gerald Youngblood
Director of WW Channel Marketing, AMD
Glen Ziegler
Sr. Director Channel Sales, Huawei Enterprise USA
Jeff Zobrist
Vice President, Global Solution Partner Sales, Siemens PLM Software



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