FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Everything Channel's CRN, a UBM company, today announced the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry. The annual listing recognizes the executives who have changed the way the channel does business through engineering blockbuster acquisitions, developing breakthrough technology initiatives and spearheading aggressive channel sales expansions to significantly alter the balance of power in the technology business. This year's list salutes the 25 Most Influential Executives, those focused on innovation and who have demonstrated the ability to face and overcome significant challenges; the 25 Channel Sales Leaders, hard-charging executives who are driving their indirect organization and partners forward with sales and marketing initiatives; the 25 Most Innovative Executives, individuals who exude innovation from either a technology or business strategy front; and the 25 Channel Mavericks, executives whose brash and bold thinking is changing the rules of the channel.
"As the IT channel continues to evolve, we salute the market influencers leading the charge for improvement to the overall health of the channel. Everything Channel's Top 100 Most Influential list recognizes those executives whose influence and innovation have made a positive impact on channel growth, leading to significant strides in the IT industry. From influential and innovative executives to sales leaders and channel mavericks, these 100 individuals have demonstrated the dedication, foresight and calculated risk-taking that makes us proud to be a part of the IT channel," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel.
Among the Top 100 Executives in the Industry are:
- Rob McKernan, President, Americas Region, IT Business, APC
- William McCracken, CEO, CA
- Greg Davis, VP and General Manager, Dell
- Nick Tidd, President, D-Link North America
- Gregg Ambulos, VP, Americas Channel Sales, EMC
- Arnie Bellini, CEO, ConnectWise
- Bob Skelley, Director of Global Enterprise Architecture Channel, Dell
- Bahr Mahony, Director of Worldwide Channel Marketing, AMD
- Dean Douglas, President and CEO, Westcon
The Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry were selected by the editors of CRN. Winners were announced in the Nov. 29 issue of CRN. To read about the Top 100 Most Influential Executives in the Industry, go to www.crn.com.
About Everything Channel
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com.
About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)
UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetization 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 organized 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.
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