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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Robert Bruce
SVP, Worldwide Channel Sales, Silver Peak
Jeff Bawol
President, Avnet Technology Solutions
Mark Conley
Director, Worldwide Channel Sales, SolidFire
Brian Vincik
VP, GM, Securematics
Brian Hierholzer
Chairman, CEO , Artisan Infrastructure
Mark Petoskey
VP, Channel, Sales, Axcient
Pascal Van Dooren
Chief Revenue Officer, Avalara
Mike Coffield
VP, Worldwide Channel Operations, Vormetric
Wendy Bahr
SVP, Global Partner Org., Cisco Systems
Tami Sarjeant
Sr. Director, Global Channels, ThreatTrack Security
Scott Gordon
Chief Operating Officer, FinalCode
Eran Farajun
Executive VP, Asigra
Mike Kunz
Senior VP of Operations, Chief of Staff, StorageCraft Technology
Steven Joe
Executive VP, Channel, Americas, Zyxel Communications
Kendra Krause
VP, Global Channels, Sophos
Maurits Tichelman
VP, GM, Sales, Intel
Jeff Abbott
SVP, Global Channel Business Unit, Infor
Rick Kramer
VP, Americas Channel Sales, Veritas Technologies
Peter Labes
VP, Business Development, SkyKick
Dan Wensley
President, Passportal
Charles Bass
VP, Channel Sales, Tegile Systems
Andrew Cutting
Director, Sales, North America, Paessler AG
Tim Billing
VP, Product Management, Global Vendors, D&H Distributing
Susan Penevolpe
VP, Sales, WTG