2017 Channel Chiefs


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Who Is Your Ultimate Mentor?

We asked members of the 2017 Channel Chiefs to tell if they could have any person, living or dead, as a mentor, who would it be and why?

What's The Best Business Book You've Read Lately?

CRN asked the honorees to tell us about the best business book they've read in the last 12 months.

What's Your Advice For Channel Newbies?

The executives on the 2017 Channel Chiefs list lean on their vast experience and offer up some words of wisdom for finding success in the channel.

20 Fictional Characters Channel Chiefs Identify With

As part of the Channel Chiefs 2017, we asked the honorees to tell us about their favorite fictional character and what it is about that persona that really resonates with them.

If I Were A Solution Provider...

We asked the members of the Channel Chiefs 2017 to put on their hypothetical hats on and tell us if they were starting a solution provider business today, what business they would focus on and why. Here are some of the best responses.

15 Innovative Partner Program Updates

CRN asked the 2017 Channel Chiefs honorees to shed some light on the most innovative initiatives their companies rolled out for partners over the last 12 months.

How Have You Personally Helped A Partner Succeed?

We asked the honorees of the 2017 Channel Chiefs to share some of their personal partner success stories. Here are 10 of our favorites.

The 50 Most Influential

In celebration of CRN's 2017 Channel Chiefs, here are 50 executives that drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships.

The Year Of Partner Quality Over Quantity

Here we present the 2017 Channel Chiefs, CRN's annual list of the top channel executives and what they've been doing to ready their channel programs for 2017.

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Jeff Abbott
Senior Vice President, Global Alliance Channel Business Unit, Infor
Gregg Ambulos
Senior Vice President, North American Channel Sales, Dell EMC
Joe Barnes
Head of Worldwide Channels, Cohesity
Sergio Bea
Vice President, Global Enterprise and Channels, Viavi Solutions
Scott Beatty
VP Channel Alliances, PacketViper
Tony Beller
Vice President, Worldwide Alliances & Channels, ServiceNow
Hedy Belttary
Senior Vice President of Sales, Laserfiche
Tim Billing
Vice President, Product Management - Global Vendors, D&H Distributing
Steve Block
Director, Global Partner Marketing, Pure Storage
Michael Bothe
SVP Sales and Partner Operations, MasterControl
Eric Braswell
Senior Director of Global Channels, Omnitracs
Vincent Brissot
Vice President, Head of Channel Marketing & Operations, HP Inc.
Ross Brown
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Partners and Alliances, VMware
Scott Brown
Senior Vice President, Global Virtual Sales and Customer Success, Cisco
Bill Cate
Vice President, Global Channel Strategy, Program and Operations, Zebra Technologies
Gerald Choung
VP of Sales and Marketing, ESET
Paul Constantine
Co-President, Worldwide Barcode, Networking and Security, ScanSource, Inc.; President, ScanSource POS and Barcode, US/Canada, ScanSource
Bill Cordero
Head of Worldwide Channels, Rubrik
Aaron Courdy
Vice President, Channel Services, Bluebeam, Inc.
Tony Craythorne
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Nexsan
Philip John Crocker
Sr. Director of Global Channel Marketing and Sales Enablement, Panasas, Inc.
John Delozier
Vice President Channel Alliances, CenturyLink
Brian J. Feeney
Vice President, Channel Sales, Imperva
Rodney Foreman
Senior Vice President, Partner Ecosystem, Informatica
James Foxall
President & CEO, Tigerpaw Software
Curtiz Gangi
Sales VP, U.S. Channel and Midmarket Segment, Datacenter, Eaton
David Graffia
VP of Sales, dinCloud , Inc
Kerry Grimes
SVP, Worldwide Channel Sales, PTC
Kirk Horton
SVP, Sales & Marketing, Nautilus Data Tecnologies
Tony Jennings
Vice President, Channels and Partners, CA Technologies
Bill Kavanaugh
Vice President of Sales, Hyland
Sammy Kinlaw
Executive Director, North America Chief, Lenovo
Bob Layton
Vice President, Global Channels, Alert Logic
Art Ledbetter
Director of Channels, FixStream, Inc.
Dave Levin
Senior Director, Partner Strategy, Red River
Michael McClurg
Vice President, Global Business Partners, Actifio, Inc.
Brooks McCorcle
President, AT&T Partner Solutions, AT&T
Bruce Milne
VP, Channel Sales, Pivot3
Deborah Moon
Director, Global Alliances - Cloud, Veeam
Gary S. Mullen
Vice President of Marketing, Globalscape
Jason Nance
Senior Vice President of Sales, ViaWest
Kyle Nowlin
VP of Americas Channel Sales, RES
Randall Porter
Vice President of Sales & Partner Management, AT&T Partner Exchange, AT&T
Laurie Potratz
Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances, LookingGlass Cyber Solutions, Inc.
Kirk Robinson
SVP, Go-To-Market, Ingram Micro
Lee Schor
Vice President, Americas Sales, StorageCraft
Kerry Sherman
Vice President of Business Operations, TCN
Scott Strubel
Americas Channel Sales VP, NetApp
Heather Tenuto
Vice President, Global Go to Market Strategy and Programs, ShoreTel
Denny Trevett
Vice President, Ecosystem Acceleration Group, Cisco
Ash Vijayakanthan
Vice President, Partner Strategy, Citrix
Marek Wasilewski
Vice President, Cloud Sales, Mitel
Richard A. Weeks
VP, Channel & Business Alliances, Lieberman Software Corporation
Craig West
SVP of Channel Sales, Oracle NetSuite
Scott Whitehouse
Vice President Channels and Alliances, CyberArk
Terry Wise
Vice President, Worldwide Partner Ecosystem, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Web Services
Brandon Wright
Director of Partner Relations, Agiloft
Aaron Zeper
Vice President, Tech Data



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