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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Scott Whitehouse
VP, Channels, Alliances, CyberArk
Geoff Waters
VP, Service Provider Channel, VMware
Michele DeAmbrosio
Director, U.S. Channel Sales, Emerson Electric
Claire Trimble
VP, Americas Marketing, Fortinet
Shay Phillips
Executive Director, Technology and Service Management, AT&T Partner Exchange, AT&T
Ralph J. Nimergood
VP, Worldwide Channels, Alliances, CommVault
Jeff Davis
SVP, Sales, D&H Distributing
Albert Ling
Executive VP, D-Link
Carl Taylor
VP, U.S. Channel Sales, Oki Data Americas
Nancy Reynolds
VP, Americas Channel Sales, LogRhythm
D. Robert Martin
VP, North American Partner Sales, Red Hat
Russ Johnson
Chief Operating Officer/CRO, Connected Data/Nexsan-Imation
Jim Ciampaglio
VP, Channel Partners, Hostway Services
Richard Steranka
SVP, Global Channel Operations, Intel
Sandy Carter
Channel Chief, Next Gen Partners, Developer, Ecosystem, IBM
Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy
Executive VP, North America, Westcon-Comstor
James Foxall
President, CEO, Tigerpaw Software
Yaacov Cohen
Founder, CEO, harmon.ie
David Carlquist
VP, Worldwide Systems Channels, IBM
Mike LaPeters
VP, North American Channel Sales, AlienVault
Paige Erickson
VP, Partner Strategy, Programs, Sage North America
Amnon Bar-Lev
President, Check Point Software Technologoes
Christian Alvarez
Sr. Director, Americas Partner Sales, Juniper Networks
Vincent Brissot
Head of Global Channel Marketing & Operations, HP Inc.