Channel Madness Semifinals: HP’s Lannum, Check Point’s Rauch Out To Early Leads

Fierce battles are underway as the CRN Channal Madness Field of Four fight for a spot in the championship round.


The semifinal round of the 2020 CRN Channel Madness Tournament of Chiefs is underway, with the Field of Four battling for a spot in the championship round.

Let’s take a look at how the votes are shaping up.

Hardware regional champion Scott Lannum of HP Inc. is well in front of Cisco’s Oliver Tuszik, winner of the Infrastructure regional crown. Lannum is leading with 74 percent of the vote to Tuszik’s 26 percent.

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Meanwhile, Security regional winner Frank Rauch of Check Point Software Technologies holds a solid margin over Cloud region winner Kevin Rooney of Veeam. Rauch is ahead with 66 percent of the vote to Rooney’s 34 percent.

Voting in the quarterfinal round continues through the weekend and closes on Monday, March 30 at noon ET. Visit to cast your votes and choose your chief!