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FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Everything Channel, a UBM company, today announced the 2010 CRN Channel Chiefs. The CRN Channel Chiefs are influential executives who consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

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For the eighth consecutive year the top Channel Chiefs were chosen by Everything Channel editorial based on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.

"Being named a Channel Chief is one of the most prestigious honors in the IT industry. This year's Channel Chiefs offer tremendous insight into the who's who of the channel," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "Top channel executives consistently ensure that the channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships. We applaud the 2010 Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies."

The 2010 CRN Technology Vendor Channel Chiefs include:

  • Jim Lima, Director of Channels, A10 Networks
  • Gregg Prendergast, VP Commercial Sales & Marketing, Acer America
  • Jared Peters, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Adaptec
  • Ted Cole, Vice President of Channel Sales, Adtran
  • Bachir Kassir, CEO/Founder, AdvancedEMedia
  • Bill Simpson, Vice President of Sales, Akorri
  • David Kenyon, Vice President, Worldwide Channel Marketing, AMD
  • David Bernstein, Managing Director, AnythingIT Inc.
  • Marc Sherman, Vice President, Marketing and Sales Enablement, North America, APC by Schneider Electric
  • Nigel Wilson, Head of Channel, AppSense
  • Bob Bruce, Vice President, Channel Sales, Aruba Networks
  • David Rogers, Vice President, Americas, Astaro
  • Ken Bado, Executive Vice President, Sales and Services, Autodesk
  • Steve Blum, Senior Vice President, Americas Sales, Autodesk
  • Bob Godgart, CEO and Founder, Autotask
  • Jeremy Butt, Vice President, Worldwide Channel, Avaya
  • Bob Gagnon, Vice President, Channel Sales, North America, AVG Technologies
  • Jim Harold, Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales, Blue Coat Systems
  • Cameron Van Orman, Sr. Director, Worldwide Channels and Partner Marketing, BlueArc
  • Barbara Spicek, VP of Worldwide Channels, Brocade Communications Systems
  • Ralph Spagnola, VP of Sales, Buffalo Technology USA
  • George Kafkarkou, SVP and GM, CA, Internet Security Business Unit
  • Adam Famularo, SVP and GM, CA, Recovery Management and Data Modeling
  • John Gaillard, Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Catalyst Telecom
  • Amnon Bar-Lev, Vice President of Global Field Operations, Check Point Software Technologies
  • Andrew Sage, Vice President, Worldwide Small Business Sales, Cisco Systems
  • Edison Peres, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels, Cisco Systems
  • Keith Goodwin, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels, Cisco Systems.
  • Tom Flink, Vice President, Worldwide Channels and Emerging Product Sales, Citrix Systems
  • Mark Conley, Director, North American Channels, CommVault,
  • Robert Schaffer, Managing Director, Global Channels, Comodo Group
  • Michael Beach, Vice President of Sales Operations, Compellent Technologies
  • Kimberly King, VP Strategic Alliances and Channels, Compuware
  • Arnie Bellini, CEO, ConnectWise
  • David Reardon, VP Sales, Cymphonix
  • Gregory Davis, Vice President and General Manager, Dell Global Commercial Channels, Dell Global SMB
  • Eric Braswell, Senior Director of Global Channels, DiCentral
  • Steve Harvey, Vice President, Global Sales, Digium
  • Nick Tidd, Vice President, Sales, D-Link Pan America and Vice President, Marketing, D-Link North America, D-Link
  • David Zimmer, Vice President, Worldwide Channels, Dot Hill Systems
  • Russell Hunt, Regional Business Manager, US&C, Document Imaging, Kodak's Business Solutions and Services Group, Eastman Kodak Company, Business Solutions and Services Group, Document Imaging
  • Herve Tardy, Vice President/General Manager, Eaton
  • Keith Alexis, General Manager, Edgecore Networks
  • Alex Quinonez, Vice President, Americas Operation, Elitecore - Cyberoam
  • Gregg Ambulos, Vice President of Americas Channels, EMC
  • Willem Hendrickx, Head of Global Channel Operations and SVP, EMC
  • Tom Karabinos, Director - Partner Channels, Emerson Network Power, Liebert Products
  • Aaron A. Eskridge, Director of Channel Sales, Enhance Technology
  • William Przybylinski, Director of North America Channels/Distribution, Enterasys Networks
  • George Klaus, Chairman, President and CEO, Epicor Software
  • Matthew McManus, Vice President, Sales, ESET
  • Derek Donahue, VP of Sales-North America, Exinda
  • Rich Long, Director of North American Channels, Extreme Networks
  • Dean Darwin, VP of Worldwide Channel Sales, F5 Networks
  • Wendy Petty, Vice President of North American Sales, FalconStor Software
  • Kendra Krause, Vice President, Channel Sales, Fortinet
  • Matt McManus, VP - Channel Sales & Healthcare Team, Fujitsu America
  • Nina Lutjens, Vice President, Sales, Imaging Products Group, Fujitsu Computer Products of America
  • Michael Jerich, Vice President, Indirect Channels, Global Crossing
  • Bruce Chumley, Vice President Americas Channel Sales, Hitachi Data Systems
  • Mike Walkey, Senior Vice President, Global Channels, Hitachi Data Systems
  • Meaghan Kelly, Vice President "Acting" Marketing and Strategy - HP, Solution Partners Organization)
  • Mike Parrottino, Vice President, Personal Systems Group Sales, Solution Partners Organization - Americas, HP, Solution Partners Organization
  • Tom LaRocca, Acting Vice President and General Manager, Americas Solutions Partner Organization, HP
  • Rich Hume, General Manager, IBM Global Business Partners & Midmarket, IBM
  • Jim Corgel, General Manager, ISV and Developer Relations, IBM
  • Ayman Antoun, Vice President, IBM Business Partners and Mid-Market, North America, IBM, North America Division
  • Jim Reddy, Vice President of America's Sales, InFocus
  • Chris Stack, Director, North American Channel Sales, InMage
  • Eric Thompson, Director North American Distribution and Channel Marketing, Intel Americas.
  • Eric Webster, VP of Sales and Marketing, Intronis
  • BJ Schaknowski, Director, Intuit Solution Provider Channel
  • Glenn Tyldesley, Director, Worldwide Channels & Alliances, Iron Mountain Digital
  • Leonard Iventosch, VP of Global Channels and OEM, Isilon Systems
  • Ted Roller, Vice President, Channel Development, itControl Solutions
  • Blaine Raddon, Vice President Americas General Business & Channel Sales, Juniper Networks
  • Frank Vitagliano, Senior VP Worldwide Channels, Juniper Networks
  • Steve Pataky, VP Worldwide Channel Development and Programs, Juniper Networks
  • Dan Shapero, SVP Marketing and Business Development, Kaseya
  • Nancy Reynolds, Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales, Kaspersky Lab Americas
  • Christopher M. Franey, President, Kensington Computer Products Group
  • Mirek Kren, Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Kerio Technologies
  • Chris Wacker, Senior Vice President, Laserfiche
  • Stephen DiFranco, VP & GM of Consumer & Commercial Channels, Lenovo
  • Craig Schlagbaum, Vice President, Indirect Channels, Level 3 Communications, Business Markets Group
  • Dan Wensley, VP Partner Development & Marketing, Level Platforms
  • Michael Johnson, Vice President, North America Business Channels and SMB, Lexmark International, Printing Solutions & Services Division
  • Conan Reidy, Vice President, Business Development, LogMeIn
  • Rick McEachern, Co-founder and EVP, Sales and Business Development, LongJump
  • Alex Thurber, SVP of WW Channel Operations, McAfee
  • Fernando Quintero, VP, Americas Channel Sales and Operations, McAfee
  • Dan Foster, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, MegaPath
  • Allison L. Watson, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft
  • Jenni Flinders, Vice President, Microsoft U.S. Partner Business Development
  • Cindy Bates, Vice President, Microsoft's U.S. Partner Strategy, Marketing and Programs Group
  • Janet Schijns, Vice President, Global Channels, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Motorola Enterprise Mobility Solutions (EMS)
  • Mike Cullen, Vice President, Sales, N-able Technologies
  • Ashley Flaska, Vice President of Marketing, NEC Display Solutions
  • Todd Palmer, Vice President, Americas Channel Sales, NetApp
  • Julie Parrish, Vice President, Global Partner Sales, NetApp
  • Matthew J. Dargis, Senior Director of U.S. Sales, SMB, Netgear
  • Craig West, Vice President, Channel Sales, NetSuite
  • John Dragoon, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and Channel Chief, Novell
  • Gus Piccin, Vice President, U.S. Solution Provider and BTA Sales, OKI Data Americas
  • Ted Bereswill, Senior Vice President, Sales, Oracle Corporation, North America Sales Alliances & Channels
  • Judson Althoff, Senior Vice President, Oracle, Worldwide Alliances & Channels
  • Sheila O'Neil, Vice President, Channel Sales, Panasonic Computer Solutions Company
  • Rick Carlson, General Manager, Panda Security U.S.
  • Koka Sexton, Channel Business Development Manager, Paragon Software Group
  • Lee Finck, VP, Worldwide Channels, PGP
  • Brad Painter, Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales, Pillar Data Systems
  • Ron Myers, VP Worldwide Channel Sales, Polycom
  • Jerry Kelly, Vice President Worldwide Partner Sales, Progress Software
  • Colleen Smith, Managing Director of SaaS and OpenEdge, Progress Software, SaaS Division
  • Dean Hickman-Smith, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Proofpoint
  • Robert Kocis, Senior Divisional Vice President, Worldwide Channel Sales, PTC
  • Tom Turner, SVP of Marketing and Channel Sales, Q1 Labs
  • Scott Genereux, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Marketing, QLogic
  • Mark Bramel, Vice President, North America Channel Sales, Quantum
  • Blake Wetzel, Vice President-Sales, Business Markets Group, Qwest Communications, Qwest Business Partner Program
  • Robert Fuller, Vice President of World Wide Channel Sales, Rackspace Hosting, Sales
  • Gary Marks, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Raritan
  • Charlene Murphy, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Rebit
  • Scott J. Barlow, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Reflexion Networks
  • Johnna Bowley, Sr. Director, Global Channels, Partner and Field Marketing, Riverbed Technology
  • Bill Taylor, Senior Director, Global Channels and Alliances, RSA, The Security Division of EMC
  • John Sampson, Director of Worldwide Channels, Ruckus Wireless
  • Tom Miller, Vice President Channel Management, Sage North America, Sage Business Solutions (SBS) division
  • Richard Hutton, Senior Manager Channel Marketing, Samsung - Information Technology Division
  • Ira Simon, Vice President - SME Channel, SAP Global SME Indirect Channel
  • Chris Clinton, Vice President, Global Multi-Channel Programs & Marketing, SAP Small-Medium Enterprise
  • Patricia R. Hume, Global SVP of Indirect Channel and Alliances, SAP, Small and Midsize Enterprise
  • John Vossoughi, Vice President, America's Sales, Marketing & Global Distribution, Seagate Technology
  • Joe O'Donnell, Vice President World Wide Channels, SecureLogix
  • Denzil Samuels, SVP of Worldwide Channels and Alliances, Siemens Enterprise Communications
  • Kerry K. Grimes, Vice President, Global Solution Partner Sales, Siemens PLM Software
  • Marvin Blough, Vice President, Worldwide Sales, SonicWALL
  • Christopher B. Doggett, Vice President, Global Channels, Sophos
  • Chris Peterson, Vice President World Wide Channel Sales, Sourcefire
  • Molly Rector, Vice President, Marketing, Product Management, Spectra Logic
  • Mike Kunz, Vice President of Sales, StorageCraft Technology
  • Jeff Campbell, VP of Worldwide Channel Sales, SugarCRM
  • Carmen Sorice III, Senior VP Channels, SunGard Availability Services
  • Randall Cochran, Vice President, North America Channel Sales, Symantec
  • Brenda Nobleza, Channel Relations Manager, Syspro
  • Todd Meister, Vice President, Americas Channels, Tandberg
  • Frederick A. Harmon, Channel Director & CSO, Thunderstone Software
  • Anthony D'Angelo, Vice President, Americas Channel Sales, TippingPoint Technologies, a division of 3Com
  • Patrick Mani, Vice President, Corporate and Business Channel Sales, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. Digital Products Division
  • Darren Blank, U.S. Vice President of Sales, Channel and Alliances, Trend Micro
  • Zak Karsan, Vice President of Sales and Strategic Alliances, VaultLogix
  • Scott Calvert, Senior Director, Channel Sales, Verio
  • Armando Dacal, Director of Global Channels, VeriSign
  • Jeff Volpe, Vice President and General Manager ViewSonic Americas
  • Bill Kouzi, Senior Vice President, Sales, The Americas, Visioneer
  • Brandon Sweeney, Vice President, Americas Partner Sales, VMware
  • Doug Smith, Senior Director, Global Partner Sales, VMware
  • Mark Romano, Director, Global Field and Channel Marketing, WatchGuard Technologies
  • Jerry Jalaba, Vice President of Channel Sales, Webroot
  • Erin Malone, Senior Director, Channel Sales, Websense
  • Matt Hynes, VP, Worldwide Sales, Websense
  • Gary Gillam, Vice President, Channel Operations, North American Reseller Sales, Xerox Corporation

The 2010 CRN Distributor Channel Chiefs include:

  • Jeff Bawol, President, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, Avnet
  • Tony Vottima, Vice President of Solutions Marketing and Development, Avnet
  • Mary Campbell, Vice President of Marketing, D&H Distributing
  • Jeff Davis, Senior Vice President of Sales, D&H Distributing
  • Nancy Gapter, Vice President of Marketing, North America, Enterprise Computing Solutions, Arrow Electronics
  • Sean Kerins, Vice President and General Manager, Storage, North America, Enterprise Computing Solutions, Arrow Electronics
  • Kirk Robinson, Vice President, Channel Marketing, North America, Ingram Micro
  • Brian Wiser, Senior VP Sales and Marketing, Ingram Micro North America
  • Justin Crotty, Vice President, Services, Ingram Micro North America
  • Buck Baker, President, ScanSource Communications
  • Mark Morgan, Vice President of North American Sales, ScanSource POS & Barcoding
  • Tony Sorrentino, Vice President, Sales, ScanSource Security
  • Bobby McLain, Vice President of Marketing, ScanSource, Inc.
  • Bob Stegner, Senior Vice President, Marketing, North America, Synnex
  • Murray Wright, Senior Vice President, U.S. Sales, Tech Data
  • Anthony Daley, Executive Vice President, The Americas, Westcon Group Inc.
  • Steven Bernard, Vice President and General Manager, Westcon Convergence

For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, visit

About Everything Channel (,

Everything Channel, headquartered in Framingham, Mass., is a technology marketing and sales solutions company. Through its "Complete Technology Channel Solution," Everything Channel offers the right business tools to accelerate technology sales. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative field sales and marketing solutions to the sellers of technology to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to

    Maureen Park
    Everything Channel
    516 562 5942
    [email protected]

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