The New Generation
Just as the IT channel thrives on a steady stream of new, innovative technologies, so does it require a continuous infusion of people with new talents and new ideas – not to mention the drive and passion – to use those technologies to develop and deliver IT solutions for their customers.
For the second year we present CRN’s Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders project, recognizing today’s up-and-coming solution provider executives, directors and managers who are poised to be tomorrow’s channel leaders.
The list honors employees 40 years of age or younger who have made significant contributions in driving growth and strategic direction over the past year. It includes those who have spearheaded changes to their company’s business models and processes to improve how they operate. They have designed and implemented new systems to support and automate those changes. They have devised more productive ways to work with vendor partners. And they have found new ways to better serve their customers and deliver value through ever-more-innovative IT products and services.
These achievements are all the more important at a time when the global pandemic has caused major economic disruptions and changed the way many businesses operate – including solution providers themselves and their customers. With their passion and new problem-solving ways, the people on this year’s list have helped their companies not just survive but thrive during these turbulent times.
Here’s a look at 29 rising stars in the channel, including a brief overview of what they consider some of their key accomplishments and most innovative ideas during the last year.