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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Barbara Abboud
Director, North American Channels, Varonis Systems
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.
Wendy Bahr
Senior Vice President, Americas Partner Organization, Worldwide Partner Organization, Cisco Systems
Amnon Bar-Lev
President, Check Point Software Technologies
Scott J. Barlow
VP, Sales and Marketing, Reflexion Networks
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
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
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
Ted Cole
Vice President of Channel Sales, ADTRAN
Bill Corbin
EVP Global Sales and Partner Management, Westcon Group
John Corley
President of Xerox Channel Partner Operations , Xerox Corporation
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
Jim Delis
Group Vice President, Partner Channels, Time Warner Cable Business Class
Donald Deshaies
VP of Channel Strategy and Management, Sage North America
John Donnelly
Senior Vice President of Sales, MobileIron
David Drahozal
Senior Director U.S. Public Sector Channel, NetApp
Richard Duffy
Vice president, Partner Strategy and Enablement, Acumatica
Tami Duncan
Vice President Business Partner North America, IBM Global Business Partners
Scott Dunsire
Vice President of Americas Indirect Sales for the HP Enterprise Group, Hewlett-Packard
Adam Famularo
Vice President, Global Channels, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Eran Farajun
Executive Vice President, Asigra
Ira Feuerstein
Director of North America Channel Program, Nextiva
Jenni Flinders
Vice President, US Partner Business, Microsoft
Tom Flink
VP, Worldwide Channels and Market Development Sales, Citrix
Dan Foster
President, Cloud Services, MegaPath Corporation
Craig Fulton
Senior Product Manager, ConnectWise
Carolee Gearhart
Senior Vice President of Global Channels and International Sales, Adaptive Insights
Michael Gerentine
Vice President, Marketing, IBM Global Business Partners, IBM Global Business Partners
Kevin Gilroy
Senior Vice President and General Manager , SAP SE
Bart Giordano
Vice President of Partner Sales and Business Development, Egnyte
Harry Gould
Vice President, Worldwide Channels and Alliances, Hewlett-Packard
Steve Hammond
Dir, Global Partner Marketing, Emerson Electric
Ron Harlow
Director, North American Channel Sales, Guidance Software, Inc.
Jim Harold
Vice President, Channel, Aruba Networks
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
Sandra Hill
Vice President Channel Management & Distribution, Mitel
George Hope
VP, Global Channels, SimpliVity, Sales
Jeremiah Jenson
Vice President -Americas Channel Sales, Hewlett-Packard
Steve Kazan
Sr. Director Channel Development, Adallom
Kevin Keith
Director, Business Development, AirWatch by VMware
Bruce Klein
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Partner Organization, Cisco, Cisco Systems
Kendra Krause
Vice President Channel Sales, Sophos
Mike Kunz
Vice President of Sales, StorageCraft Technology Corporation
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
Art Ledbetter
Executive Vice President - US Channel Sales, Zetta.net
Bill Lipsin
Vice President Global Channels, Brocade
Tina Lux-Boim
President & CEO, Managed Maintenance, Inc.
David Maffei
Vice President of Global Channel Sales, Carbonite
Ron McNab
Senior Vice President of Channel Sales, AireSpring
Rob Merklinger
VP of Sales, Intronis
Matthew Montgomery
Director, Verizon Partner Program, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
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
Chris Noordyke
Director of Global Channels, Tegile Systems
Dennis (Denny) O'Connell
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Converged and Data Solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions
Simon Pass
Sales Leader - Intuit Reseller Program, Intuit
Steve Pataky
Vice President, World Wide Channels & Alliances, FireEye & Sales
Ted Plumis
VP of WW Channel and Service Provider Sales, Imperva
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
Patrick Reilly
VP, Worldwide Sales, Hexis Cyber Solutions
Nancy D. Reynolds
Vice President, Americas, Channel Sales, LogRhythm, Sales
Bill Rhodes
Director of Channel Sales, Buffalo Americas
Tammy Richards
Managing Director, Worldwide Channel, Citrix
Jim Ritchings
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels, F5 Networks
John Schwan
VP of North America Channel Sales, Tintri Inc.
Karl Soderlund
Vice President, Worldwide Channels, Aruba Networks
Carmen Sorice III
SVP Channels, Sungard Availability Services
Bob Stegner
Senior Vice President, Marketing, North America, SYNNEX
Joseph Sykora
VP Americas Sales Operations and Channels ____, Fortinet
Heather Tenuto
Vice President, WW Channel Programs and Sales Enablement, ShoreTel
Alex Thurber
Vice President, Worldwide Sales, WatchGuard Technologies
Maurits Tichelman
Vice President and General Manager, Intel Corp
Nick Tidd
SVP, Global Sales, Condusiv Technologies
Sherri Turpin
Channel Chief, EarthLink
Emilio Umeoka
VP, Global Alliances & Channels, Splunk
Laurie Usewicz
Vice President WW Channels, SafeNet
Mike Valentine
SVP Worldwide Sales, Sophos
Yudy Vinograd
Director of Channel Sales, Paragon Software Group Corp.
Richard A. Weeks
VP, Channel & Business Alliances, Lieberman Software Corporation
Craig West
Vice President of Channel Sales, NetSuite Inc.
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



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