Laurie Potratz, Brocade
Senior Director, Americas Channel Sales
Years in channel: 24
Years in position: 3
Highlights of the past year: Gartner placed Brocade's VCS Fabric Technology in its Visionary Quadrant and its channel utilization is almost double year over year. The number of Brocade Elite partners grew 90 percent year-over-year.
Goals: Potratz will continue to progress in her career by expanding her role and taking on additional responsibilities while delivering top results. She would also like to incorporate her current focus with VARs, LARs and distribution with her past experience with OEMs and alliances.