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2021 Channel Chiefs: The 50 Most Influential

Rick Whiting

In celebration of CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs, here are 50 leaders who drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

George Hope

Worldwide Head of Partner Sales

Hope, a 22-year channel veteran, was named the interim global channel chief at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in August when previous channel chief Paul Hunter was named to manage HPE’s North American operations. In October Hope was officially appointed to the channel chief post.

In his previous role as vice president of worldwide distribution at HPE, Hope established extended payment terms for distributors when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, benefiting 97 percent of HPE’s partners and customers worldwide.

Hope has overseen the continued rollout of HPE Greenlake Swift, making it possible for partners to offer HPE Greenlake to SMB customers. In 2020 HPE increased its stable of global partners to 100,000 from 80,000.

 
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