The VAR Guy this week released its Top 50 Channel Influencers list, honoring the channel's most influential people. Which influencers support the channel programs for companies on last year's Talkin' Cloud 100 list of the top 100 CSPs? Here's a closer look at the top six channel influencers from Talkin' Cloud 100 honorees.
Title: Co-Founder and Vice President of Channel Development.
Talkin' Cloud 100 Honoree: Intronis.
Talkin' Cloud 100 Rank: 39.
Neal Bradbury co-founded Intronis, a Chelmsford, Massachusetts-based backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions provider that ranked 39 on the Talkin' Cloud 100. He now supports Intronis' channel program, serving as the company's vice president of channel development.
Title: President, Technology Solutions North America.
Talkin' Cloud 100 Honoree: Ingram Micro.
Talkin' Cloud 100 Rank: 22.
Paul Bay is an 18-year information technology veteran. He currently serves as president of North American technology solutions at IT distributor Ingram Micro (IM), which ranked 22 on the Talkin' Cloud 100.
Title: Senior Vice President, Marketing.
Talkin' Cloud 100 Honoree: Tech Data.
Talkin' Cloud 100 Rank: 21.
Brian Davis serves as senior vice president of marketing at technology distributor Tech Data (TECD), which ranked 21 on the Talkin' Cloud 100. He joined Tech Data in Feb. 2014 and has helped the company expand its cloud division, adding dedicated sales, reseller enablement, field marketing and operations resources.
Title: Vice President of Global Channel Sales.
Talkin' Cloud 100 Honoree: Carbonite.
Talkin' Cloud 100 Rank: 19.
David Maffei manages the direct and channel sales teams and channel marketing organization at Carbonite (CARB), a cloud BDR solutions provider that ranked 19 on the Talkin' Cloud 100. He joined Carbonite in Nov. 2013 and helped the company increase its active partners by 36 percent last year.
Title: Vice President of Channels.
Talkin' Cloud 100 Honoree: LogMeIn.
Talkin' Cloud 100 Rank: 15.
LogMeIn (LOGM), which ranked 15 on the Talkin' Cloud 100, added Intronis veteran Ted Roller in Dec. 2012. Roller serves as LogMeIn's vice president of channels and is responsible for the development of a channel strategy that leverages LogMeIn's product suite.
Title: Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group.
Talkin' Cloud 100 Honoree: Microsoft.
Talkin' Cloud 100 Rank: 4.
Phil Sorgen serves as corporate vice president of the Microsoft (MSFT) worldwide partner group. In this role, he handles Microsoft's channel strategy for its commercial products and cloud offerings. Microsoft ranked 4 on the Talkin' Cloud 100.
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