CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales. This year’s list of Channel Chiefs honors 271 executives, eight of whom represent companies that are supported by Computer Market Research and its channel management solutions:
·Bill Brennan, Vice President, Reseller Sales, Panasonic
·Steve Burrows, Vice President, Americas Channel Sales, Quantum
·Rob Crawford, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, QLogic
·Michael Hardy, Vice President, Channel and Enterprise Sales, D-Link Systems
·Brian Igoe, Vice President of North American Sales, ViewSonic
·Bill Rhodes. VAR Channel Manager, Buffalo Americas
·Ben Thacker, Vice President, Global Products and US Sales & Marketing, Kensington Computer Products Group
·Dave Vieregg, Emerging Channel Sales and Marketing Leader, Intuit
The executives listed above have directly contributed to their companies’ channel growth in 2013 by managing effective partner programs. Bill Rhodes, VAR Channel Manager at Buffalo Americas, received an honorable distinction on CRN’s top 50 most influential list. This prestigious list highlights 50 Channel Chiefs who have had a substantial impact on IT channel sales. Rhodes helped grow his company’s Authorized Partner base by 20 percent in 2013, resulting in 15 percent more revenue from partners.
Computer Market Research currently provides Bill Rhodes and Buffalo Americas with the following channel management solutions: Deal Registration, Reseller Profile, Channel POS, Salesforce Integration, and Channel Inventory.
CEO of The Channel Company (CRN’s parent company), Robert Faltera, issued this statement regarding the 2014 Channel Chiefs list. “We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success,”
The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
About Computer Market Research, Ltd.:
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Computer Market Research, Ltd. delivers cost effective, technology-based applications and services to manufacturers across the globe. CMR aims to assist manufacturers in managing channel data, optimizing trade promotions, and maximizing the effectiveness of distribution channels. With over 30 years of industry experience, CMR’s award winning solutions convert data into intelligence.
For more information on Computer Market Research and its suite of channel management solutions, visit www.computermarketresearch.com.