2015 Channel Chiefs

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What's Your Favorite Movie?

What's your favorite flick? The 2015 Channel Chiefs tell CRN what their favorite movie is and why.

Advice For Channel Newbies

The executives on the 2015 Channel Chiefs list are the who's who of channel management so it only makes sense to squeeze some advice out of them for people just joining the channel.

What VARs Want: 7 Things Every Channel Chief Should Know

CRN asks some of the top solution providers in the country about how to succeed as a channel chief today. Here's their crash course on making a partnership work.

21 Strategies For Attracting Next-Gen Partners

Channel execs on the 2015 Channel Chiefs list share their ideas for attracting the best next-gen solution provider partners.

The 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs

Today's most influential movers and shakers in the channel.

The Perfect Fit: Looking For A Channel Chief

Channel Chiefs, the really good ones, are crucial to the success of the tech industry, and often don't get the credit they deserve.

Channel Chiefs By Name

Channel Chiefs By Company

Meet the executives responsible for running channels at vendors in the IT market today.

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Jeff Abbott
Senior Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances, Field Marketing and Demand Generation, Infor
Barbara Abboud
Director, North American Channels, Varonis Systems
Michelle Accardi-Petersen
CMO, Star2Star Communications
Toni Adams
Vice President, Global Partner Marketing at VMware, VMware
Blake Allen
Business Development Manager, Venyu Solutions
Gregg Ambulos
Senior Vice President of Global Channel Sales for EMC Corporation, EMC Corporation
Tim Ament
Vice President & General Manager National and Consumer Markets Division, Ingram Micro
Shash Anand
VP, Strategic Alliances, SOTI Inc.
Mike Arterbury
Vice President of Business Development and Alliances, PernixData
Wendy Bahr
Senior Vice President, Americas Partner Organization, Worldwide Partner Organization, Cisco Systems
Scott J. Barlow
VP, Sales and Marketing, Reflexion Networks
Sue Barsamian
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Group (EG) Worldwide Indirect Sales, Hewlett-Packard
Neil Batstone
Vice President, Global Alliances and Channels, Resolution1 Security
Joshua Behar
President, Ericom Software
Jonathan Belcher
Vice President, Americas Partner Sales, Juniper Networks
Angie Beltz
Vice President, Product Marketing, Cisco Solutions Group, Tech Data
Joey Benadretti
David Bennett
Vice President of Worldwide Consumer and SMB Sales, Webroot
Steve Benvenuto
Senior Director, Business Development, Cisco Channel Partner Program, Cisco Systems
Renee Bergeron
Vice President Global Cloud Computing, Ingram Micro
Vicki Bilyeu
Channel Marketing Manager, EnGenius Technologies
Marvin Blough
Vice President, Software Channels and Alliances, Dell
Steve Blum
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Services, Autodesk
Margaret-Ann Bolton
Senior Director, Global Partner Marketing, Red Hat
Neal Bradbury
Co-Founder and VP of Channel Development, Intronis
Bill Brennan
Vice President, Reseller Sales, Panasonic System
Andrew Brinck
Senior Director, Channel Sales, Quantum Corporation
Sean Broderick
Director, US Channels, Mimecast
Christine Bufalini
Director, Global Channel Operations & Enablement, RSA, The Security Division of EMC
Cameron Burke
SVP Business Development, Cirius Messaging
Mike Burns
President, ScanSource Services Group
Mary Campbell
Vice President of Marketing, D&H Distributing
Rodolpho Cardenuto
president, Global Partner Operations, SAP SE; and head of SAP Latin America Region, SAP SE
David Carlquist
VP, Worldwide Channels, IBM Systems & Technology Group, IBM Systems & Technology Group
Kristin Carnes
Vice President, Global Channel Sales, Nimble Storage
John Casalaspi
VP Americas Sales and Marketing, Seagate Technology
Mark Cashman
VP of Channels and Partners, TrapX Security & N/A
Rachel Cassidy
Vice President, Global Partner Enablement, Red Hat
Chris Cleary
Senior Director, Global Channels and Distribution, Globalscape
Patrick J. Conte
Senior Vice President & General Manager, Worldwide Field Operations, Accellion
Cheryl Cook
Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances, Dell
Bill Cordero
VP Worldwide Channels, Tegile Systems
Lori Cornmesser
Vice President of Global Channel Sales, Ixia
Raluca Cosciug
Partner Program Manager, Bitdefender
Jessica Couto
Director, Worldwide Channels, Bit9
Justin Crotty
Senior Vice President and General Manager, NetEnrich, Inc.
Brooke Cunningham
VP, Global Partner Marketing, Qlik
Didi Dayton
Vice President of WW Channels and Alliances, Tanium
Michele DeAmbrosio
Director, U.S. Channel and Distribution Sales, Emerson Electric
Todd DeBell
Vice President of Global Channel Sales and Distribution, FireMon
Jim DeFoe
Vice President, Global Commercial Channels Sales and Programs, Dell
Donald Deshaies
VP of Channel Strategy and Management, Sage North America
Stacy Desrosiers
Director, Worldwide Channel Marketing, CTERA
Len DiCostanzo
Senior Vice President, Community and Business Development, Autotask Corporation
John Donnelly
Senior Vice President of Sales, MobileIron
Adnon Dow
Senior Vice President of Global Channel Sales and Alliances, CradlePoint
David Drahozal
Senior Director U.S. Public Sector Channel, NetApp
Richard Duffy
Vice president, Partner Strategy and Enablement, Acumatica
Scott Dunsire
Vice President of Americas Indirect Sales for the HP Enterprise Group, Hewlett-Packard
Marc Dupaquier
General Manager, IBM Global Business Partners
Rob Eby
Vice President of Purchasing, D&H Distributing
Eileen Eck
Vice President Global Channel Strategy, Marketing and Operations, Zebra Technologies
Doug Erickson
VP, Worldwide Partner Sales, Pulse Secure
Paul Evans
SVP WW Sales and Business Development, Alteryx
Adam Famularo
Vice President, Global Channels, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Eran Farajun
Executive Vice President, Asigra
Ira Feuerstein
Director of North America Channel Program, Nextiva
Peter Finter
Chief Marketing Officer, Gigamon
Tina Fisher
Executive Director of Strategy & Planning, D&H Distributing
Alyssa Fitzpatrick
Senior Vice President, CA Technologies
Jenni Flinders
Vice President, US Partner Business, Microsoft
Tom Flink
VP, Worldwide Channels and Market Development Sales, Citrix
Alistair Forbes
General Manager, LogicNow
Dan Foster
President, Cloud Services, MegaPath Corporation
David Fowler
Vice President of Marketing, INetU
Chris Frey
VP and GM, North America Commercial Business, Lenovo
Darren Gaeta
VP of Partnerships and Alliances, Securonix
Bob Gagnon
Vice President Channel Sales, North America, Unitrends
Tim Gaines
SVP of Sales, U.S., Mitel
Rafael Garzon
Managing Director, Americas Channel, Citrix
Carolee Gearhart
Senior Vice President of Global Channels and International Sales, Adaptive Insights
John Gentry
Vice president of marketing and alliances, Virtual Instruments
Michael Gerentine
Vice President, Marketing, IBM Global Business Partners, IBM Global Business Partners
Ron Gill
Vice President-Americas, Enterprise Sales, Ruckus Wireless
Kevin Gilroy
Senior Vice President and General Manager , SAP SE
Bart Giordano
Vice President of Partner Sales and Business Development, Egnyte
Christopher Graefe
Director of North American Distribution Sales, ViewSonic
Victoria Grey
CMO, Gridstore, Inc.
Kerry Grimes
Sr.VP, World Wide Channel Sales, PTC Inc.
Steve Hammond
Dir, Global Partner Marketing, Emerson Electric
Mark Hansinger
Vice President, U.S. Channel Sales, OKI Data Americas
Michael Hardy
Vice President, Enterprise and Channel Sales, D-Link Systems
Ron Harlow
Director, North American Channel Sales, Guidance Software, Inc.
Steve Harvey
Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Digium, Inc.
Dave Hawk
Global Vice President, Operator Channels, MobileIron
Julie Hens
Vice President, Worldwide Distribution Sales, Cisco Systems
Eric Herzog
CMO and SVP Alliances, Violin Memory
Brian Hierholzer
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Artisan Infrastructure
Chris Hilderbrand
VP Global Channel Management, Acronis
Roger Hodskins
Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances, Kaseya
Bill Hooper
VP, Partner Channel, XO Communications
Kirk L. Horton
Vice President, Channels, IPR International
Michael Hughes
SVP Worldwide Sales, Barracuda Networks
Matt Hurley
VP Global Partner and Field Marketing Organization, Juniper Networks
JP Jauvin
SVP & General Manager, N-able by SolarWinds
Thomas Jensen
Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales and Strategy, Hewlett-Packard
Jeremiah Jenson
Vice President -Americas Channel Sales, Hewlett-Packard
Grady Johnston
Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development, My Digital Shield
Steve Kaplan
VP of Channel and Strategic Sales, Nutanix
Zak Karsan
Vice President of Business Development, Strategic Alliances & Channel Development, VaultLogix, LLC
Bill Kavanaugh
Director, North American Channel, Hyland Software
Steve Kazan
Sr. Director Channel Development, Adallom
John Keenan
Vice President of North America Sales, Sophos
Kevin Keith
Director, Business Development, AirWatch by VMware
Stephan Keller
Vice President, MobileIron
Ian Kieninger
Elizabeth King
Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales, SGI
Kimberly King
Vice President, Global Partners and Channels, Progress
Stacey Kirsch
Sr. Channel Marketing Manager, Bluebeam Software
Bruce Klein
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Partner Organization, Cisco, Cisco Systems
Fred Kohout
VP, Global Partner Marketing, EMC Corporation
Rick Kramer
Vice President, North American Channel Sales, Symantec
Kendra Krause
Vice President Channel Sales, Sophos
Regina Kunkle
VP of Americas Channel Sales, NetApp
Mike Kunz
Vice President of Sales, StorageCraft Technology Corporation
Marco La Vecchia
Vice President Channel Sales, AVG Technologies
Bob Laclede
Vice President - Channels, immixGroup
Bonnie Lam
VP of Channel Sales, RingCentral - Sales
Eric Lambiase
Senior Director of Global Channels, DiCentral
Tom LaRocca
Senior Vice President, North America Sales, Alliances and Channels, Oracle
Betsy Larson
Vice President of Channel Sales, NEC Display Solutions of America
Brian Laufer
Vice President, QuoteWerks
Art Ledbetter
Executive Vice President - US Channel Sales, Zetta.net
Vito Legrottaglie
Vice President of Operations and Information Systems, Wayside Technology Group
Dave Levin
Senior Director, Partner Strategy, Red River
Jane Li
Chief Operating Officer, Huawei Enterprise USA
Tina Lux-Boim
President & CEO, Managed Maintenance, Inc.
Taylor Macdonald
Vice President, Channel Sales, Intacct
David Maffei
Vice President of Global Channel Sales, Carbonite
Curt Mark
Director of Channel Sales, Intermedia
D. Robert Martin
Vice President of North American Partner Sales, Red Hat
Michael McClurg
Vice President, Global Business Partners, Actifio
Ron McNab
Senior Vice President of Channel Sales, AireSpring
Mauro Meanti
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Parallels
Piyush Mehta
CEO, Data Dynamics, Inc
Rob Merklinger
VP of Sales, Intronis
Karl Meulema
Senior Vice President, Global Channels, Riverbed Technology
Walter Monasterio
Director of Strategic Alliances, Binary Tree
Matthew Montgomery
Director, Verizon Partner Program, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Chris Moore
Senior Director Channels, North America, Veeam Software
Justin Moore
CEO, Axcient
John Murdock
Vice President, Channel Sales, Kaspersky Lab North America
Scott Musson
Vice President of Global Strategic Alliances, Red Hat
Bob Nahorski
Executive Vice President - US Channel Sales, Tripp Lite
Stacy Nethercoat
Vice President, Product Marketing, TDCloud, Tech Data
Wayne Newton
Director, Channel Sales, Linksys and Belkin
Chris Noordyke
Director of Global Channels, Tegile Systems
Jim O'Boyle
SVP of Worldwide Sales, Varonis Systems
Clint Oram
CTO & Co-founder, SugarCRM
Brad Painter
Vice President of Global Channel Sales, Dot Hill Systems
Partha Panda
Vice President Global Channels and Alliances, Trend Micro
Simon Pass
Sales Leader - Intuit Reseller Program, Intuit
Chris Penner
Senior Vice President of Channel, Box
Chuck Piazza
Senior Vice President, Channel Sales, West IP Communications
Ted Plumis
VP of WW Channel and Service Provider Sales, Imperva
Gregg Prendergast
Vice President of US Commercial sales, Acer America Corporation
Jon Pritchard
Executive Vice President Worldwide Channels, Unify
Sonal Puri
CMO, Aryaka
Fernando Quintero
Vice President, Channel Sales and Operations, The Americas, Intel Corp
Rob Rae
Vice President of Business Development, Datto
Frank Rauch
Vice President, Americas Partner Organization, Vmware
Mark Register
Vice President, Software Business Partners and Alliances, IBM Software Group
John Reumann
Senior Director, Global Sales and Channel, ThreatTrack Security Sales
Daryl Reva
Senior Director of Channel Marketing, Fonality
Bill Rhodes
Director of Channel Sales, Buffalo Americas
Tammy Richards
Managing Director, Worldwide Channel, Citrix
Alan Rihm
CEO, CoreDial, LLC
Jim Ritchings
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels, F5 Networks
Kirk Robinson
SVP Commercial Markets Division & Global Accounts, Ingram Micro
Mike Salem
President, Vorex
Shannon Sbar
VP, Channels, APC by Schneider Electric
Craig Schlagbaum
VP of Indirect Channels, Comcast Business
Kurt Schmelz
President, US Channels Group, Xerox Corporation
Joe Schramm
VP of North American Sales and Alliances, Core Security
John Schwan
VP of North America Channel Sales, Tintri Inc.
Eric Sherman
Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Channel Strategy, RackWare
Kerry Sherman
Vice President of Business Development, TCN
David Siles
Vice president of channels and alliances, DataGravity
Bill Simpson
Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Nasuni
David Sobel
Director of Partner Community, LogicNow
Karl Soderlund
Vice President, Worldwide Channels, Aruba Networks
Phil Sorgen
Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft
Carmen Sorice III
SVP Channels, Sungard Availability Services
Bob Stegner
Senior Vice President, Marketing, North America, SYNNEX
Richard Steranka
Vice President, Avaya
Gavin Struthers
Senior Vice President - Global Channel and Indirect Go-to-Market Operations, Intel Corp
Eric Sugar
VP Sales and Marketing, ProServeIT Corp
Chris Sullivan
Vice President, Global Channels & Investor Alliances, VCE
Raja Sundaram
Vice President, WW Services Channels and Alliances, Cisco Systems
Todd Surdey
Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances and Emerging Partners, VMware
Mark Swendsen
Vice President of Sales, Axcient
Joseph Sykora
VP Americas Sales Operations and Channels ____, Fortinet
Herve Tardy
Vice President and General Manager, Eaton
Heather Tenuto
Vice President, WW Channel Programs and Sales Enablement, ShoreTel
Ben Thacker
Vice President, Kensington Computer Products Group
Alex Thurber
Vice President, Worldwide Sales, WatchGuard Technologies
Maurits Tichelman
Vice President and General Manager, Intel Corp
Nick Tidd
SVP, Global Sales, Condusiv Technologies
Lynn D. Tinney
VP of Americas Channels, Riverbed Technology
Ken Totura
Chief Channel Officer, Pax8
Sherri Turpin
Channel Chief, EarthLink
Emilio Umeoka
VP, Global Alliances & Channels, Splunk
Pascal Van Dooren
Chief Revenue Officer, Avalara
Andy Vandeveld
VP, Enterprise Partner Sales, Citrix
Eric Webster
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Accelerite
Richard A. Weeks
VP, Channel & Business Alliances, Lieberman Software Corporation
Tom Weldon
Senior Director, Americas Channel & Inside Sales, RSA, The Security Division of EMC
Craig West
Vice President of Channel Sales, NetSuite Inc.
Blake Wetzel
Vice President, Systems Integrators / Distributors and VARs, CenturyLink
Jana Whitcomb
Vice President, North America, Channel and Service Providers, Blue Coat Systems
Chris White
Vice President, Sales, Americas Strategic Alliances, Hitachi Data Systems
Kirsten Lee Young
Vice President of Worldwide Channels, A10 Networks
Gerald Youngblood
Director of WW Channel Marketing, AMD
Dee Zepf
Vice President of Products and Technical Services, Continuum Managed IT Services
Glen Ziegler
Sr. Director Channel Sales, Huawei Enterprise USA
Jeff Zobrist
Vice President, Global Solution Partner Sales, Siemens PLM Software

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