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The 15 Blockbuster Channel Executive Moves Of 2016 (So Far)

Some key vendor and distributor executives depart, a number of channel executives get promoted, and a few solution providers name new CEOs. Here's a summary of the major moves.

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New Beginnings

Many top vendors took a hit to their channel organizations in the first half of 2016, as Arista Networks, Dell, Fortinet and Verizon Enterprise Solutions all lost key channel executives. Distributors also suffered some brain drain, with one CEO departure and two COO departures thus far this year.

But the news wasn't all negative, as indirect sales leaders at Dell, Intel and Microsoft have all received promotions and additional responsibilities, while Dell brought in a new channel leader from the outside.

Solution providers also got in on the action, with two companies in the top 50 of the 2016 CRN Solution Provider 500 promoting from within to fill a CEO vacancy, while two others named people from the outside as CEO or key practice leader.

Read on to relive all the key channel executive moves so far in 2016.

(For more on the "coolest" of 2016, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.")

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