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The Biggest IT Executive Moves Of 2022

Wade Tyler Millward

Sandy Hogan of Sada, Rick Ribas of Thrive, Sowmyanarayan Sampath of Verizon Business, Kevin Ichhpurani of Google Cloud and Nicole Dezen of Microsoft are among the listmakers.

A new channel chief at Microsoft. Sada’s first global chief revenue officer. And a new CEO for Verizon Business.

These are some of the biggest executive moves of importance to channel partners, as ranked by CRN.

These executives were chosen for their impressive resumes, their influence on channel partners, their expertise in the channel and their potential to continue to dominate headlines in 2023.

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Many executives and rank-and-file employees have moved jobs amid the global pandemic, a period dubbed The Great Resignation.

Now, however, businesses are readying themselves for a potential recession in the U.S. due to rising inflation and interest rates. Multiple vendors have conducted layoffs – although, customer spending on digital transformation and updating their technology infrastructure reportedly remains strong despite economic concerns.

Some of the people appearing on CRN’s 2022 Biggest IT Executive Moves list include:

* Sandy Hogan, Sada chief revenue officer

* Rick Ribas, Thrive channel chief

* Sowmyanarayan Sampath, Verizon Business CEO

* Kevin Ichhpurani, channel chief at Google Cloud

* Nicole Dezen, chief partner officer at Microsoft

Here are CRN‘s biggest executive moves of 2022.

Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at

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