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The Top 25 IT Industry Disrupters Of 2019

As part of CRN's Top 100 Executives Of 2019, these are the people who pushing boundaries and turning the IT market on its ear.

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1. Michael Gold



Gold has been at the helm of Intermedia for four years as the cloud communications giant has continued to shake up the UC and collaboration markets.

Privately held Intermedia has made it its mission to help channel partners more easily add UCaaS to their repertoires through three partner models—a reseller model, an agent model, and a new co-branded reseller option aimed at MSPs who want to keep their all-important customer relationships, set their own pricing and margins, but also want to leverage Intermedia’s strong brand name in the UC realm.

Under Gold’s leadership, channel-first Intermedia now gives partners more choice in how to go to market. Gold has been integral in transforming the company from a largely directto-business company to a first and foremost channel-driven organization that does more than 80 percent of its business through partners.

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