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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Ralph J. Nimergood
VP, Worldwide Channels, Alliances, CommVault
Brad Painter
VP, Worldwide Disk Sales, Quantum
Mike LaPeters
VP, North American Channel Sales, AlienVault
Darrin Chen
VP, Worldwide Channel, Mellanox Technologies
Donna Wenk
SVP, Alternate Sales, Broadview Networks
Darren Gaeta
VP, Worldwide Alliances, Channels, Securonix
Nigel Edwards
VP, Worldwide Sales, HGST, a Western Digital brand
Jeff Abbott
SVP, Global Channel Business Unit, Infor
Joshua Geist
President, CEO, Geminare
Craig West
VP, Channel Sales, NetSuite
Denny Trevett
VP, Global ISV, Technology Partners, Cisco Systems
Lori Cornmesser
VP, Global Partners, Alliances, Ixia
Clint Oram
Co-Founder, CTO, SugarCRM
Gary Sharp
Sales Director, North America, IGEL Sales America
Jason Dishon
Channel Chief, VP, Channel Sales, Operations, Windstream
Michael O'Brien
VP, Global Channel Sales, Aerohive Networks
Kimberly King
VP, Global Partner Channels, Progress
Mark Nutt
SVP, Global Channels, Veritas Technologies
Albert Ling
Executive VP, D-Link
Sam Koury
VP, Sales, The Americas, ShoreTel
Maurits Tichelman
VP, GM, Sales, Intel
Jim Delis
Group VP, Partner Channels, Time Warner Cable
Julie Hens
VP, Global Distribution Sales, Cisco Systems
Craig Buchner
Director, Channel Marketing, Skytap