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2022 Channel Chiefs: The 50 Most Influential

Rick Whiting

In celebration of CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs, here are 50 leaders who drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships within the IT industry.

Nvidia

Alvin DaCosta

VP, Worldwide Partner Organization

DaCosta managed the expansion of Nvidia’s partner ecosystem in 2021 by adding programs specifically for global systems integrators and distributors and starting a pilot program for ISV partners.

During the year the number of partners doing business with Nvidia grew 30 percent while partner-related revenue doubled year over year. And average revenue per partner is now about $1 million.

DaCosta also oversaw the development of a new business planning process for partner business managers and revenue dashboards to help them with quarterly business reviews.

 
Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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