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
Gregg Ambulos
Senior Vice President of Global Channel Sales for EMC Corporation, EMC Corporation
Wendy Bahr
Senior Vice President, Americas Partner Organization, Worldwide Partner Organization, Cisco Systems
Scott J. Barlow
VP, Sales and Marketing, Reflexion Networks
Neil Batstone
Vice President, Global Alliances and Channels, Resolution1 Security
Matt Bauer
Director, Americas Channel, Epicor Software Corporation
Angie Beltz
Vice President, Product Marketing, Cisco Solutions Group, Tech Data
David Bennett
Vice President of Worldwide Consumer and SMB Sales, Webroot
Steve Benvenuto
Senior Director, Business Development, Cisco Channel Partner Program, Cisco Systems
Vicki Bilyeu
Channel Marketing Manager, EnGenius Technologies
Marvin Blough
Vice President, Software Channels and Alliances, Dell
Mitch Breen
SVP Global Sales, SimpliVity
Cameron Burke
SVP Business Development, Cirius Messaging
David Carlquist
VP, Worldwide Channels, IBM Systems & Technology Group, IBM Systems & Technology Group
Tony Carrozza
Sr. Vice President WW Sales, QLogic Inc.
Rachel Cassidy
Vice President, Global Partner Enablement, Red Hat
Darrin Neil Chen
VP, Worldwide Channels, Mellanox Technologies
Chris Cleary
Senior Director, Global Channels and Distribution, Globalscape
Tim Colby, Sr.
Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales, Infoblox
Bill Corbin
EVP Global Sales and Partner Management, Westcon Group
Lori Cornmesser
Vice President of Global Channel Sales, Ixia
Jessica Couto
Director, Worldwide Channels, Bit9
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
Len DiCostanzo
Senior Vice President, Community and Business Development, Autotask Corporation
John Donnelly
Senior Vice President of Sales, MobileIron
David Drahozal
Senior Director U.S. Public Sector Channel, NetApp
Michael Fair
Vice President, Channel Sales & National Accounts, Spectrum Business
Ira Feuerstein
Director of North America Channel Program, Nextiva
Peter Finter
Chief Marketing Officer, Gigamon
Darren Gaeta
VP of Partnerships and Alliances, Securonix
John Gentry
Vice president of marketing and alliances, Virtual Instruments
Ron Gill
Vice President-Americas, Enterprise Sales, Ruckus Wireless
Harry Gould
Vice President, Worldwide Channels and Alliances, Hewlett-Packard
Kerry Grimes
Sr.VP, World Wide Channel Sales, PTC Inc.
Steve Hammond
Dir, Global Partner Marketing, Emerson Electric
Michael Hardy
Vice President, Enterprise and Channel Sales, D-Link Systems
Ron Harlow
Director, North American Channel Sales, Guidance Software, Inc.
Jim Harold
Vice President, Channel, Aruba Networks
Jonathan Hartman
Vice President of Sales, PlanetOne Communications
Dave Hawk
Global Vice President, Operator Channels, MobileIron
Eric Herzog
CMO and SVP Alliances, Violin Memory
Chris Hilderbrand
VP Global Channel Management, Acronis
Sandra Hill
Vice President Channel Management & Distribution, Mitel
Roger Hodskins
Vice President, Global Channels and Alliances, Kaseya
George Hope
VP, Global Channels, SimpliVity, Sales
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
Steve Jow
Senior Vice President Sales, SYNNEX
Lisa Kan
Director of Channel Sales & Marketing, Fujitsu Computer Products of America
Steve Kaplan
VP of Channel and Strategic Sales, Nutanix
Zak Karsan
Vice President of Business Development, Strategic Alliances & Channel Development, VaultLogix, LLC
John Keenan
Vice President of North America Sales, Sophos
Ian Kieninger
CEO, AVANT
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
Fred Kohout
VP, Global Partner Marketing, EMC Corporation
Regina Kunkle
VP of Americas Channel Sales, NetApp
Peter Labes
Vice President of Business Development, SkyKick
Eric Lambiase
Senior Director of Global Channels, DiCentral
Brian Laufer
Vice President, QuoteWerks
Vito Legrottaglie
Vice President of Operations and Information Systems, Wayside Technology Group
Dave Levin
Senior Director, Partner Strategy, Red River
Richard Lewis
Senior VP, Channel Sales, Americas, Global Convergence, Inc.
Tim Mackie
Channel Chief, Talari Networks
D. Robert Martin
Vice President of North American Partner Sales, Red Hat
Michael McClurg
Vice President, Global Business Partners, Actifio
Brooks McCorcle
President -AT&T Partner Solutions, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions
Tony McCoy
VP, America's Service Providers and Alliances at EMC, EMC Corporation
Keith McManigal
Regional Vice President, Channel Sales, Americas, F5 Networks
Ron McNab
Senior Vice President of Channel Sales, AireSpring
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
Wayne Newton
Director, Channel Sales, Linksys and Belkin
Jeremy Nicholls
Global Vice President of Channel Sales and Alliances, Arbor Networks
Partha Panda
Vice President Global Channels and Alliances, Trend Micro
Steve Pataky
Vice President, World Wide Channels & Alliances, FireEye & Sales
Jon Pritchard
Executive Vice President Worldwide Channels, Unify
Fernando Quintero
Vice President, Channel Sales and Operations, The Americas, Intel Corp
Frank Rauch
Vice President, Americas Partner Organization, Vmware
Patrick Reilly
VP, Worldwide Sales, Hexis Cyber Solutions
John Reumann
Senior Director, Global Sales and Channel, ThreatTrack Security Sales
Daryl Reva
Senior Director of Channel Marketing, Fonality
Jim Ritchings
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels, F5 Networks
Kirk Robinson
SVP Commercial Markets Division & Global Accounts, Ingram Micro
Alex Rogers
Chief Executive Officer, CharTec
Mike Salem
President, Vorex
Kurt Schmelz
President, US Channels Group, Xerox Corporation
Joe Schramm
VP of North American Sales and Alliances, Core Security
Kerry Sherman
Vice President of Business Development, TCN
David Siles
Vice president of channels and alliances, DataGravity
Bill Simpson
Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Nasuni
Scott Skidmore
Vice President, Americas Channels Sales, CommVault
Adam Slutskin
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, ConnectWise, ConnectWise
Karl Soderlund
Vice President, Worldwide Channels, Aruba Networks
Carmen Sorice III
SVP Channels, Sungard Availability Services
Thomas Stanley
Senior Vice President of Global Partner Sales & Alliances, NetApp
Bob Stegner
Senior Vice President, Marketing, North America, SYNNEX
Chris Sterbenc
VP of Sales, FreedomVoice
Gavin Struthers
Senior Vice President - Global Channel and Indirect Go-to-Market Operations, Intel Corp
Todd Surdey
Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances and Emerging Partners, VMware
Joseph Sykora
VP Americas Sales Operations and Channels ____, Fortinet
Mark Szotkowski
President, Sales, RapidScale
Jim Tamo
Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Visioneer
Herve Tardy
Vice President and General Manager, Eaton
Heather Tenuto
Vice President, WW Channel Programs and Sales Enablement, ShoreTel
Maurits Tichelman
Vice President and General Manager, Intel Corp
Ken Totura
Chief Channel Officer, Pax8
Richard Vaughn
Director of Sales, Business Solutions Division, Toshiba America Information Systems
Tom Versfelt
Vice President of Channel and Commercial Sales, Epson America
Craig West
Vice President of Channel Sales, NetSuite Inc.
Mariah West
Director, Global Partner Marketing, Zerto
Jana Whitcomb
Vice President, North America, Channel and Service Providers, Blue Coat Systems
Glen Ziegler
Sr. Director Channel Sales, Huawei Enterprise USA



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