2015 Channel Chiefs


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Advice For Channel Newbies

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

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Jeff Abbott
Senior Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances, Field Marketing and Demand Generation, Infor
Barbara Abboud
Director, North American Channels, Varonis Systems
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
Amnon Bar-Lev
President, Check Point Software Technologies
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
Neil Batstone
Vice President, Global Alliances and Channels, Resolution1 Security
Matt Bauer
Director, Americas Channel, Epicor Software Corporation
Jeff Bawol
President, Avnet Technology Solutions
Joshua Behar
President, Ericom Software
Jonathan Belcher
Vice President, Americas Partner Sales, Juniper Networks
Angie Beltz
Vice President, Product Marketing, Cisco Solutions Group, Tech Data
Joey Benadretti
President, SYSPRO USA, SYSPRO USA
David Bennett
Vice President of Worldwide Consumer and SMB Sales, Webroot
Steve Benvenuto
Senior Director, Business Development, Cisco Channel Partner Program, Cisco Systems
Renee Bergeron
Vice President Global Cloud Computing, Ingram Micro
Vicki Bilyeu
Channel Marketing Manager, EnGenius Technologies
Marvin Blough
Vice President, Software Channels and Alliances, Dell
Margaret-Ann Bolton
Senior Director, Global Partner Marketing, Red Hat
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
Bill Brennan
Vice President, Reseller Sales, Panasonic System
Andrew Brinck
Senior Director, Channel Sales, Quantum Corporation
Sean Broderick
Director, US Channels, Mimecast
Christine Bufalini
Director, Global Channel Operations & Enablement, RSA, The Security Division of EMC
Cameron Burke
SVP Business Development, Cirius Messaging
Mike Burns
President, ScanSource Services Group
Steve Burrows
Vice President, Americas Channel Sales, Quantum Corporation
Mary Campbell
Vice President of Marketing, D&H Distributing
Rodolpho Cardenuto
president, Global Partner Operations, SAP SE; and head of SAP Latin America Region, SAP SE
David Carlquist
VP, Worldwide Channels, IBM Systems & Technology Group, IBM Systems & Technology Group
Kristin Carnes
Vice President, Global Channel Sales, Nimble Storage
Tony Carrozza
Sr. Vice President WW Sales, QLogic Inc.
John Casalaspi
VP Americas Sales and Marketing, Seagate Technology
Mark Cashman
VP of Channels and Partners, TrapX Security & N/A
Jereb Cheatham
Vice President of Global Process Innovation, Laserfiche
Darrin Neil Chen
VP, Worldwide Channels, Mellanox Technologies
Mike Coffield
VP, WW Channel Operations, Vormetric
Tim Colby, Sr.
Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales, Infoblox
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
Bill Cordero
VP Worldwide Channels, Tegile Systems
John Corley
President of Xerox Channel Partner Operations , Xerox Corporation
Lori Cornmesser
Vice President of Global Channel Sales, Ixia
Raluca Cosciug
Partner Program Manager, Bitdefender
Jessica Couto
Director, Worldwide Channels, Bit9
Justin Crotty
Senior Vice President and General Manager, NetEnrich, Inc.
Mike Cullen
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Business Strategy, N-able by SolarWinds
Brooke Cunningham
VP, Global Partner Marketing, Qlik
Jeff Davis
Senior Vice President of Sales, D&H Distributing
Didi Dayton
Vice President of WW Channels and Alliances, Tanium
Michele DeAmbrosio
Director, U.S. Channel and Distribution Sales, Emerson Electric
Jim DeFoe
Vice President, Global Commercial Channels Sales and Programs, Dell
Jim Delis
Group Vice President, Partner Channels, Time Warner Cable Business Class
Donald Deshaies
VP of Channel Strategy and Management, Sage North America
Stacy Desrosiers
Director, Worldwide Channel Marketing, CTERA
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
Marc Dupaquier
General Manager, IBM Global Business Partners
Eileen Eck
Vice President Global Channel Strategy, Marketing and Operations, Zebra Technologies
Mark Enzweiler
Senior Vice President, Global Channel Sales and Alliances, Red Hat
Paul Evans
SVP WW Sales and Business Development, Alteryx
Michael Fair
Vice President, Channel Sales & National Accounts, Spectrum Business
Adam Famularo
Vice President, Global Channels, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Eran Farajun
Executive Vice President, Asigra
Ira Feuerstein
Director of North America Channel Program, Nextiva
Peter Finter
Chief Marketing Officer, Gigamon
Tina Fisher
Executive Director of Strategy & Planning, D&H Distributing
Alyssa Fitzpatrick
Senior Vice President, CA Technologies
Jenni Flinders
Vice President, US Partner Business, Microsoft
Tom Flink
VP, Worldwide Channels and Market Development Sales, Citrix
Alistair Forbes
General Manager, LogicNow
Dan Foster
President, Cloud Services, MegaPath Corporation
David Fowler
Vice President of Marketing, INetU
Eddie Franklin
Vice President, Sales, Public Sector, SYNNEX
Chris Frey
VP and GM, North America Commercial Business, Lenovo
Darren Gaeta
VP of Partnerships and Alliances, Securonix
Bob Gagnon
Vice President Channel Sales, North America, Unitrends
Tim Gaines
SVP of Sales, U.S., Mitel
Todd Garrigues
Director, Intel Corp
Rafael Garzon
Managing Director, Americas Channel, Citrix
Bob Gault
Vice President, Global Channels and Partners, Extreme Networks
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
Michael Gerentine
Vice President, Marketing, IBM Global Business Partners, IBM Global Business Partners
Dev Ghoshal
SVP, Global Alliances, CipherCloud
Ron Gill
Vice President-Americas, Enterprise Sales, Ruckus Wireless
Kevin Gilroy
Senior Vice President and General Manager , SAP SE
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.
Kerry Grimes
Sr.VP, World Wide Channel Sales, PTC Inc.
Ryan Gruening
Director of Channels, Code42
Terri Hall
Group Vice President, North America Sales, Alliances & Channels, Oracle
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
Ron Harlow
Director, North American Channel Sales, Guidance Software, Inc.
Jim Harold
Vice President, Channel, Aruba Networks
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
Eric Herzog
CMO and SVP Alliances, Violin Memory
Matthew Hicks
Chief Strategy Officer, Prevalent, Inc.
Brian Hierholzer
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Artisan Infrastructure
Chris Hilderbrand
VP Global Channel Management, Acronis
Sandra Hill
Vice President Channel Management & Distribution, Mitel
Roger Hodskins
Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances, Kaseya
Bill Hooper
VP, Partner Channel, XO Communications
George Hope
VP, Global Channels, SimpliVity, Sales
Kirk L. Horton
Vice President, Channels, IPR International
Michael Hughes
SVP Worldwide Sales, Barracuda Networks
Richard Hutton
Director of Channel Marketing, Samsung Electronics America
JP Jauvin
SVP & General Manager, N-able by SolarWinds
Thomas Jensen
Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales and Strategy, Hewlett-Packard
Jeremiah Jenson
Vice President -Americas Channel Sales, 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
Steve Kaplan
VP of Channel and Strategic Sales, Nutanix
Zak Karsan
Vice President of Business Development, Strategic Alliances & Channel Development, VaultLogix, LLC
Bill Kavanaugh
Director, North American Channel, Hyland Software
Steve Kazan
Sr. Director Channel Development, Adallom
John Keenan
Vice President of North America Sales, Sophos
Kevin Keith
Director, Business Development, AirWatch by VMware
Stephan Keller
Vice President, MobileIron
Ian Kieninger
CEO, AVANT
James Kilgour
Sr. Director Global Channel Sales and Programs, LANDESK Software
Elizabeth King
Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales, SGI
Kimberly King
Vice President, Global Partners and Channels, Progress
Stacey Kirsch
Sr. Channel Marketing Manager, Bluebeam Software
Bruce Klein
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Partner Organization, Cisco, Cisco Systems
Fred Kohout
VP, Global Partner Marketing, EMC Corporation
Kendra Krause
Vice President Channel Sales, Sophos
Regina Kunkle
VP of Americas Channel Sales, NetApp
Mike Kunz
Vice President of Sales, StorageCraft Technology Corporation
Marco La Vecchia
Vice President Channel Sales, AVG Technologies
Bonnie Lam
VP of Channel Sales, RingCentral - Sales
Tom LaRocca
Senior Vice President, North America Sales, Alliances and Channels, Oracle
Betsy Larson
Vice President of Channel Sales, NEC Display Solutions of America
Brian Laufer
Vice President, QuoteWerks
Art Ledbetter
Executive Vice President - US Channel Sales, Zetta.net
Vito Legrottaglie
Vice President of Operations and Information Systems, Wayside Technology Group
Dave Levin
Senior Director, Partner Strategy, Red River
Richard Lewis
Senior VP, Channel Sales, Americas, Global Convergence, Inc.
Jane Li
Chief Operating Officer, Huawei Enterprise USA
Bill Lipsin
Vice President Global Channels, Brocade
Tina Lux-Boim
President & CEO, Managed Maintenance, Inc.
Taylor Macdonald
Vice President, Channel Sales, Intacct
Chris Mack
President & COO, Apptix
Tim Mackie
Channel Chief, Talari Networks
Jason Magee
Vice President Channels and Alliances, LabTech Software
Christof Majer
Vice President, Global Partner Sales & Qlik Partner Network, Qlik
Curt Mark
Director of Channel Sales, Intermedia
D. Robert Martin
Vice President of North American Partner Sales, Red Hat
Chrissy Mathison
Director of Channel Sales, SPS Commerce
Sean McCaffery
ViaWest Vice President of Channel Sales, ViaWest
Michael McClurg
Vice President, Global Business Partners, Actifio
Brooks McCorcle
President -AT&T Partner Solutions, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions
Tony McCoy
VP, America's Service Providers and Alliances at EMC, EMC Corporation
Mike McKenney
Vice President, Partner Sales & Business Development, Intelisys
Keith McManigal
Regional Vice President, Channel Sales, Americas, F5 Networks
Ron McNab
Senior Vice President of Channel Sales, AireSpring
Mauro Meanti
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Parallels
Rob Merklinger
VP of Sales, Intronis
Karl Meulema
Senior Vice President, Global Channels, Riverbed Technology
Ben Miller
Senior Vice President Global Channel Sales, inContact
Matthew Montgomery
Director, Verizon Partner Program, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Justin Moore
CEO, Axcient
John Murdock
Vice President, Channel Sales, Kaspersky Lab North America
Scott Musson
Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances, Red Hat
Ron Myers
VP, Worlwide Channels, Palo Alto Networks
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
Ralph Nimergood
Vice President, Worldwide Channels and Alliances, CommVault
Chris Noordyke
Director of Global Channels, Tegile Systems
Jim O'Boyle
SVP of Worldwide Sales, Varonis Systems
Dennis (Denny) O'Connell
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Converged and Data Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions
Gary Ochs
VP of Channels, Netskope
Clint Oram
CTO & Co-founder, SugarCRM
Brad Painter
Vice President of Global Channel Sales, Dot Hill Systems
Todd Palmer
VP, Americas Channels, Palo Alto Networks
Partha Panda
Vice President Global Channels and Alliances, Trend Micro
Simon Pass
Sales Leader - Intuit Reseller Program, Intuit
Steve Pataky
Vice President, World Wide Channels & Alliances, FireEye & Sales
Susan Penevolpe
VP of Sales, WTG
Chris Penner
Senior Vice President of Channel, Box
Chuck Piazza
Senior Vice President, Channel Sales, West IP Communications
Ted Plumis
VP of WW Channel and Service Provider Sales, Imperva
Gregg Prendergast
Vice President of US Commercial sales, Acer America Corporation
Jon Pritchard
Executive Vice President Worldwide Channels, Unify
Sonal Puri
CMO, Aryaka
Fernando Quintero
Vice President, Channel Sales and Operations, The Americas, Intel Corp
Rob Rae
Vice President of Business Development, Datto
Frank Rauch
Vice President, Americas Partner Organization, Vmware
Mark Register
Vice President, Software Business Partners and Alliances, IBM Software Group
Patrick Reilly
VP, Worldwide Sales, Hexis Cyber Solutions
John Reumann
Senior Director, Global Sales and Channel, ThreatTrack Security Sales
Nancy D. Reynolds
Vice President, Americas, Channel Sales, LogRhythm, Sales
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
Jim Ritchings
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels, F5 Networks
Kirk Robinson
SVP Commercial Markets Division & Global Accounts, Ingram Micro
Alex Rogers
Chief Executive Officer, CharTec
Michael Rouser
Vice President, Americas Channels, Hitachi Data Systems
William Rubio
Vice President, Channel Sales, CallTower
Mike Salem
President, Vorex
Shannon Sbar
VP, Channels, APC by Schneider Electric
Craig Schlagbaum
VP of Indirect Channels, Comcast Business
Kurt Schmelz
President, US Channels Group, Xerox Corporation
Joe Schramm
VP of North American Sales and Alliances, Core Security
John Schwan
VP of North America Channel Sales, Tintri Inc.
Eric Sherman
Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Channel Strategy, RackWare
Kerry Sherman
Vice President of Business Development, TCN
Simon Short
President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Global Convergence, Inc.
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
Karl Soderlund
Vice President, Worldwide Channels, Aruba Networks
Phil Sorgen
Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft
Carmen Sorice III
SVP Channels, Sungard Availability Services
Nader Soudah
Vice President, Americas Channels, Quorum
Jan Spring
VP of Channel Development, eFolder
Joseph Stagliano
Vice President of Global Channel Sales, Internap Corporation
Thomas Stanley
Senior Vice President of Global Partner Sales & Alliances, NetApp
Bob Stegner
Senior Vice President, Marketing, North America, SYNNEX
Richard Steranka
Vice President, Avaya
Chris Sterbenc
VP of Sales, FreedomVoice
Dan Sterling
President, Green Cloud Technologies
Gavin Struthers
Senior Vice President - Global Channel and Indirect Go-to-Market Operations, Intel Corp
Eric Sugar
VP Sales and Marketing, ProServeIT Corp
Chris Sullivan
Vice President, Global Channels & Investor Alliances, VCE
Raja Sundaram
Vice President, WW Services Channels and Alliances, Cisco Systems
Todd Surdey
Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances and Emerging Partners, VMware
Mark Swendsen
Vice President of Sales, Axcient
Mark Szotkowski
President, Sales, RapidScale
Herve Tardy
Vice President and General Manager, Eaton
April Taylor
Senior Product Manager, ConnectWise
Heather Tenuto
Vice President, WW Channel Programs and Sales Enablement, ShoreTel
Alex Thurber
Vice President, Worldwide Sales, WatchGuard Technologies
Maurits Tichelman
Vice President and General Manager, Intel Corp
Nick Tidd
SVP, Global Sales, Condusiv Technologies
Lynn D. Tinney
VP of Americas Channels, Riverbed Technology
Ken Totura
Chief Channel Officer, Pax8
Sherri Turpin
Channel Chief, EarthLink
Emilio Umeoka
VP, Global Alliances & Channels, Splunk
Laurie Usewicz
Vice President WW Channels, SafeNet
Pascal Van Dooren
Chief Revenue Officer, Avalara
Andy Vandeveld
VP, Enterprise Partner Sales, Citrix
Richard Vaughn
Director of Sales, Business Solutions Division, Toshiba America Information Systems
Tom Versfelt
Vice President of Channel and Commercial Sales, Epson America
Yudy Vinograd
Director of Channel Sales, Paragon Software Group Corp.
Frank Vitagliano
Vice President, Global Partner Strategy and Programs, Dell
Mike Waguespack
Senior Director, Global Cloud Group, Veeam Software
Mike Walkey
Senior Vice President, Global Partners and Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems
Eric Webster
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Accelerite
Richard A. Weeks
VP, Channel & Business Alliances, Lieberman Software Corporation
Craig West
Vice President of Channel Sales, NetSuite Inc.
Mariah West
Director, Global Partner Marketing, Zerto
Jana Whitcomb
Vice President, North America, Channel and Service Providers, Blue Coat Systems
Chris White
Vice President, Sales, Americas Strategic Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems
Kirsten Lee Young
Vice President of Worldwide Channels, A10 Networks
Gerald Youngblood
Director of WW Channel Marketing, AMD
Scott Zahl
Vice President and General Manager Advanced Computing Division, Ingram Micro
Dee Zepf
Vice President of Products and Technical Services, Continuum Managed IT Services
Glen Ziegler
Sr. Director Channel Sales, Huawei Enterprise USA
Jeff Zobrist
Vice President, Global Solution Partner Sales, Siemens PLM Software



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