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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Dee Dee Acquista
Vice President Global Channels, Proofpoint
Toni Adams
Senior Vice President, Partners & Alliances, Qlik
Ghazal Asif
Director, Global Channel Sales, Cisco
Amnon Bar-Lev
President, Check Point Software Technologies
Scott Barlow
Vice President of Global MSP, Sophos
Charles Bass
VP Channel Sales, Blue Medora
Marty Bauerlein
Senior Vice President, U.S. Sales, Tech Data
David Beagle
VP Channel Development, Fonality
Tony Beller
Vice President, Worldwide Alliances & Channels, ServiceNow
Hedy Belttary
Senior Vice President of Sales, Laserfiche
Steve Benvenuto
Senior Director, Global Security Partner Sales, Global Security Sales Organization, Cisco
Victor Berggren
Chief Technology Officer, Global Convergence, Inc.
Eric Berry
Vice President of Global Channels, Tintri
Tim Billing
Vice President, Product Management - Global Vendors, D&H Distributing
Wendell Black
Vice President, Channels, Five9
Margaret-Ann Bolton
Senior Director, Global Partner Marketing, Red Hat
Michael Bothe
SVP Sales and Partner Operations, MasterControl
Neal Bradbury
Senior Director of Business Development, Intronis MSP Solutions by Barracuda
Scott Brown
Senior Vice President, Global Virtual Sales and Customer Success, Cisco
Mary Campbell
Vice President of Marketing, D&H Distributing
Michael Canavan
Senior Vice President, B2B Sales, Kaspersky Lab
Rodolpho Cardenuto
President, Global Channels & General Business, SAP
Sandra Glaser Cheek
Vice President, Channel Programs, Brocade
Gary Coben
Senior Vice President, Channel Services, Evolve IP
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
Jessica Couto
Vice President, US Channel Sales & Marketing, Carbonite
Connor Cox
Director of Business Development, DH2i
Tony Craythorne
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Nexsan
Bob Crissman
Vice President, Global Channel Programs and Sales, Alfresco
Philip John Crocker
Sr. Director of Global Channel Marketing and Sales Enablement, Panasas, Inc.
Brooke Cunningham
AVP, Global Partner Programs & Operations, Splunk
Andrew Cutting
Director, Sales, North America, Paessler AG
Matthew Dargis
VP of Channel Sales, North America, Zyxel
Nimesh Dave
Executive Vice President, Global Cloud, Ingram Micro
Jeff Davis
Senior Vice President of Sales, D&H Distributing
Didi Dayton
VP Worldwide Channels, Cylance
Michele DeAmbrosio
Director, U.S. Channel And Distribution Sales, Vertiv (Formerly Emerson Network Power)
Todd DeBell
VP Global Channel Sales, ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
Peter DiMarco
Vice President of VAR Sales, D&H Distributing
Stephanie Dismore
Vice President and General Manager, Americas Channels, HP Inc.
Aldo Dossola
Vice President, North America Channels, F5 Networks
Betsy Doughty
Senior Director of Marketing, Spectra Logic Corporation
Julie Dzubay
VP Sales Operations, WTG
David Eager
Vice President Global Alliances, IFS
Rob Eby
Vice President of Purchasing, D&H Distributing
Mercedes Ellison
SVP, Global Alliances & Channels, HEAT Software
Geoff Fancher
Vice President, Americas Channels, SimpliVity
Brian J. Feeney
Vice President, Channel Sales, Imperva
Ira Feuerstein
Director, North American Channel Program, Nextiva
James Foxall
President & CEO, Tigerpaw Software
Todd Garrigues
Director, NA Reseller Channel Programs North America Channel Reseller Program, Intel Corporation
Rafael Garzon
VP of Partners Americas GEO, Citrix
Bob Gault
Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Services and Channels, Extreme Networks
Carolee Gearhart
Senior Vice President, Customer Success & Global Channels, Adaptive Insights
Alan Geary
Sr. Director of Alliances and Channel Sales, Docker, Inc.
Tony Giannini
Channel Sales Director, Nasuni
Michael Ginsburg
Vice President of Sales, BCN
Sudeep Goswami
Vice President, International Sales, Cumulus Networks
Michael Gough
Channel Chief, Nitel
John Gray
SVP, Business Development, New Relic
Kevin Greenwood
Director of Global Channel Sales, Scale Computing
Sanjay Gupta
BMC Vice President of Global Ecosystem Sales, BMC
Ken Hammond
Vice President, Worldwide Channel, Carbon Black
Jim Harold
Vice President, North American Channels, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Jonathan Hartman
Vice President of Sales, PlanetOne Communications
Steve Harvey
Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Service, Digium, Inc.
Jim Hilbert
Chief Revenue Officer, Aryaka
Michelle Hodges
VP Global Channel Strategy & Operations, Riverbed Technology
Ezra Hookano
VP, Channels, Barracuda
George Hope
Vice President Global Channels, SimpliVity
Kirk Horton
SVP, Sales & Marketing, Nautilus Data Tecnologies
Jeremiah Jenson
VP of North American Channel Programs, Planning & Development, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Jeremy Jones
Vice President, Partner Sales, IntelePeer
Kirt Jorgenson
Sr. Director, Global Channel and Alliance Marketing, Imperva
Steve Jow
Senior Vice President, Sales, SYNNEX Corporation
Jessica Kaiser
Director, Global Partner Programs, Vertiv (Formerly Emerson Network Power)
Colleen Kapase
Vice President, Partner Go to Market Program and Incentives, VMware
John Keenan
Vice President America Sales and Operations, Sophos
Krissy Kelley
Senior Director, Channel Marketing and Programs, Fortinet
Kimberly King
Vice President Global Partners & Channels, Progress
Sammy Kinlaw
Executive Director, North America Chief, Lenovo
Kendra Krause
Vice President of Global Channels, Sophos
Alan Laing
EVP, Partners and Alliances, Sage
Eric Lambiase
Senior Director Global Channels, DiCentral
Mike LaPeters
Vice President, Global Channels, AlienVault
Melissa Larson
Sr. Director and General Manager, EMC Line of Business, Arrow Electronics
Art Ledbetter
Director of Channels, FixStream, Inc.
Paul Lefebvre
Director, North American Channel Sales, Honeywell
Dave Levin
Senior Director, Partner Strategy, Red River
Don Lopes
VP, Marketing & Channels, Nexenta Systems
Gordon Mackintosh
Senior Director of Worldwide Partner Program and Sales Business Development, Extreme Networks
Devi Madhavan
Vice President - Channel Sales & Enablement, DataCore Software
Erin Malone
Vice President, NA Channel Sales, Sophos
D. Robert Martin
Vice President, North America Partners, Alliances and Commercial Sales, Red Hat
Eric Martorano
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales , Intermedia.net, Inc.
Craig McCollum
Executive Vice President, Americas, Epicor Software Corporation
Brooks McCorcle
President, AT&T Partner Solutions, AT&T
Keith McManigal
Vice President, Global Channels, AppViewX, Inc.
Marc Monday
VP Worldwide Channel & Business Development, Concur
Gary S. Mullen
Vice President of Marketing, Globalscape
Steven Mungall
Vice President, Partner Sales & Strategy, Red Hat
Bob Nahorski
Executive Vice President - U.S. Channel Sales, Tripp Lite
Stephanie Nalick
Sr. Director, ESG Sales, Arrow Electronics
Jason Nance
Senior Vice President of Sales, ViaWest
Jabari Norton
Vice President of Business Development, Confluent
Kyle Nowlin
VP of Americas Channel Sales, RES
Mark Nutt
SVP, Global Channels, Veritas Technologies LLC
Michael O'Brien
Vice President of Global Channels, Aerohive Networks
Clint Oram
CMO and Co-Founder, SugarCRM
Randall Porter
Vice President of Sales & Partner Management, AT&T Partner Exchange, AT&T
David Powell
General Manager, Service Provider Business, LogicMonitor
Paige Powers
Senior Director of Worldwide Distribution and Inside Sales, Extreme Networks
Tyler Prince
Executive Vice President of Worldwide Alliances and Go-to-Market Innovation, Salesforce
Rob Rae
Vice President of Business Development, Datto, Inc.
Frank Rauch
Vice President, Americas Partner Organization, VMware
Nancy Reynolds
Vice President, Americas Channel Sales, LogRhythm
Alan Rihm
Chief Executive Officer, CoreDial
Jim Ritchings
SVP, WW Channel Sales, Trustwave
Kirk Robinson
SVP, Go-To-Market, Ingram Micro
Meggin Sawyer
VP of Sales, ADTRAN, Inc.
Shannon Sbar
Vice President of Channels, APC by Schneider Electric
Janet Schijns
VP, Verizon Solutions & Sales Channels, Verizon Business Markets, Verizon
Craig Schlagbaum
Vice President, Indirect Channels, Comcast Business
Lee Schor
Vice President, Americas Sales, StorageCraft
Dan Shea
Vice President, Enterprise Software Group, Arrow Electronics
Kerry Sherman
Vice President of Business Operations, TCN
Nirav Sheth
Senior Director, Partner Solutions, Architectures and Engineering, Cisco
Bill Simpson
Vice President, Global Sales, Catalogic Software
Rick Snyder
SVP, Americas Partner Organization, Cisco
Barbara Spicek
Vice President, Worldwide Channel Sales, Gigamon
Gary Staley
Vice President, Worldwide Channel Sales, NETSCOUT
Bob Stegner
Senior Vice President, Marketing, North America, SYNNEX Corporation
Chris Sterbenc
Channel Chief, Infrascale
David Stewart
VP & General Manager, immixGroup, Arrow Electronics
Dave Strickland
Vice President Commercial Sales, SYNNEX Corporation
Scott Strubel
Americas Channel Sales VP, NetApp
Rinus Strydom
Vice President of Alliances, Tradeshift
Joe Sullivan
Vice President of Channels and Alliances, Metalogix
Bill Swales
Group Vice President, North America Alliance & Channels Sales, Oracle
Joe Sykora
Vice President, Americas Channel and Enhanced Technology, Fortinet
Thomas Tan
Vice President, Customer and Partner Programs, Global Integrated Marketing, VMware
Heather Tenuto
Vice President, Global Go to Market Strategy and Programs, ShoreTel
Maurits Tichelman
Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group; General Manager, Sales, Direct and Channel Sales, Intel Corporation
Nick Tidd
VP, Global Partner Organization, Polycom
Iain Urquhart
Group Vice President, North America Alliances and Channels, Oracle
Nick Urrea
Director of Channel Sales and Operations, Digital Guardian
Mike Valentine
SVP Worldwide Sales, Sophos
Greg VanDeWalker
Sr VP & GM, GreatAmerica Finacial Services
Tom Versfelt
Vice President, North American Commercial Sales & Channel, Epson America, Inc.
Coletta Vigh
Director, Channel Programs, WatchGuard Technologies
Ash Vijayakanthan
Vice President, Partner Strategy, Citrix
Josh Waldo
Vp, Channels & Product Marketing, Nintex
Mike Walkey
Senior Vice President, Global Partner Organization, Hitachi Data Systems
Ryan Walsh
SVP of Partner Solutions, Pax8
Ed Walton
Vice President, Channel & Alliances, Cradlepoint
Chuck Ward
Vice President Global Channels, Masergy Communications, Inc.
Geoff Waters
Vice President, Cloud Service Provider Business, VMware
Keith Weatherford
VP, Americas Channels, Symantec
Richard A. Weeks
VP, Channel & Business Alliances, Lieberman Software Corporation
Donna Wenk
Senior Vice President of Alternate Sales, Broadview Networks
Craig West
SVP of Channel Sales, Oracle NetSuite
Mariah West
Director, Global Partner Marketing, Zerto
Stacy West
VP Marketing, SolarWinds MSP
Blake Wetzel
Vice President, Channel, Rackspace
Scott Whitehouse
Vice President Channels and Alliances, CyberArk
Lisa Wise
Director of Channel Management, Exact
Brandon Wright
Director of Partner Relations, Agiloft
Carl Wright
Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales, TrapX Security
Parker Zanios
Director, Partner Alliances, IFS North America
Dee Zepf
Vice President Partner Success, Continuum Managed Services
George Zervos
Vice President Sales - Americas and APAC, KEMP Technologies Inc



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