2016 Channel Chiefs



The 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs

In celebration of CRN's 2016 Channel Chiefs, here are 50 executives that drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships.

20 Ways Channel Chiefs Spent Money Last Year

Channel Chiefs sound off on the key channel-focused investments their companies made in the previous year.

20 People Channel Chiefs Look To For Inspiration

We asked over 300 executives to share the people whom they look to for inspiration in work and in life.

Channel Chiefs By Company

By The Numbers: Get To Know The 2016 Channel Chiefs

We take a deep dive into the 2016 Channel Chiefs database and get a look at the honorees by the numbers.

20 Tips On How To Be A Better Channel Chief

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs lean on their years of experience running channels to provide tips for today's channel up and comers.

20 Innovative Partner Program Updates Channel Chiefs Are Proud Of

CRN asked participants to shed some light on the most innovative initiatives their companies rolled out for their partners in 2016.

Channel Chiefs By Name


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Mark Kornegay
SVP, Worldwide Channels, Field Sales, Armor
Jason Dishon
Channel Chief, VP, Channel Sales, Operations, Windstream
Larry Newman
Director, Sales, Axis Communications
Ken Trombetta
VP, Worldwide Channels, Cisco Systems
Doug Erickson
VP, Worldwide Partner Sales, Pulse Secure
Jim Tedesco
SVP, North American Sales, Veeam
Mary Campbell
VP, Marketing, D&H Distributing
Bob Nahorski
Executive VP, U.S. Channel Sales, Tripp Lite
Steven Joe
Executive VP, Channel, Americas, Zyxel Communications
Sandy Janes
Director, Channel Strategy, Americas, Mitel
Tom Versfelt
VP, Commercial Sales, Epson America
Tyler Prince
Executive VP, Worldwide Alliances, Channels, Salesforce
Farokh Karani
Director, North America, Sales, Channels, Quick Heal Technologies
Mike Crest
CEO, Arcserve
Craig McCollum
Executive VP, Americas, Epicor Software
Thierry Benchetrit
Director, North America Channel Sales, Bitdefender
Scott Dunsire
VP, GM, Americas Channels, OEM, Inside Sales, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Tim Billing
VP, Product Management, Global Vendors, D&H Distributing
George Hope
VP, Global Channels, SimpliVity
Alan Rihm
CEO, CoreDial
Andrew Cutting
Director, Sales, North America, Paessler AG
Molly Rector
CMO, Executive VP, Product Management, Worldwide Marketing, DataDirect Networks
Ed Parolisi
VP, Global Partner Strategy, Operations Programs, Global Partner Organization, Hitachi Data Systems
Nick Urrea
Director, Channel Sales, Operations, Digital Guardian