The technology industry is filled with rock stars, high-profile executives who stand in the spotlight at partner conferences and technology events to present the world with the industry's latest achievements. But delivering these breakthroughs to the world is hardly a one-man show and behind these executives stand the unsung heroes, the shining stars on vendors' channel management teams.
Each year, CRN recognizes the success of these individuals in the 100 People You Don't Know But Should list. While you might not recognize the names, you can rest assured that each has been instrumental in the success of his or her partners.
Here we present Part 1 of our annual honoring of the channel management executives who may have slipped under the radar despite building booming channel programs, designing innovative partner incentives, evangelizing hot technology and much more.
Be sure to also look at the behind-the-scenes channel players worthy of attention in Part 2.