2014 Channel Chiefs: The 50 Most Influential


Comcast Business Services

Craig Schlagbaum
VP, Indirect Channels

Schlagbaum was in an influential position even before the recent news that Comcast will acquire Time Warner Cable in a $45.2 billion blockbuster deal. The channel chief has been the driver behind a cultural and strategic shift to embrace channel partners within Comcast Business Services.

Schlagbaum also sees growing acceptance among solution providers to featuring cable as a primary solution for their business customers. The number of partners producing new sales revenue on a monthly basis grew significantly in 2013. A deal with distributor Synnex unveiled in August to bring telecom carrier services to the IT channel is a good example of Schlagbaum's vision.



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