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The 15 Blockbuster Channel Executive Moves Of 2017 (So Far)

Four major vendors lost key executives, four channel executives got big promotions and three solution providers named a new CEO in the first half of 2017. Here's a summary of all the major moves.

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A Fresh Start

Many top vendors took a hit to their channel organizations in the first half of 2017, as ConnectWise, IBM, Palo Alto Networks and Verizon all lost key channel executives.

But the news wasn't all negative, as indirect sales leaders at Avaya, Carbonite, CenturyLink and Google have all received promotions and additional responsibilities. Meanwhile, Aerohive, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Intel and Xerox all brought in new channel leaders from the outside.

Solution providers also got in on the action, with two companies in the top 120 of the 2017 CRN Solution Provider 500 naming people from the outside as CEO, while another solution provider promoted from within to fill a CEO vacancy.

Read on to relive all the key channel executive moves so far in 2017.

(For more on the "coolest" of 2017, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.")

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