IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IOGEAR, a manufacturer of innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Vicki Bilyeu, Channel Marketing Manager, to its prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners.
Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.
Bilyeu was selected by CRN as one of the IT channel’s top leaders based upon a number of programs she implemented which contributed significantly to increases in qualified B2B leads for the IOGEAR’s VAR and system integrator partners. In addition to incorporating a new and ongoing lead-generation program for top channel partner products, Bilyeu’s team launched a feature-rich partner website and took ownership of six categories in the marketing/sales funnel. By taking responsibility for generating interest and leads, Bilyeu’s team freed up the sales team to focus on qualifying and closing opportunities.
“The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel,” said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”
“The fact that this is the sixth year that Vicki has been named to this prestigious list of IT channel leaders validates the fact that the programs she has implemented for IOGEAR in support of our channel partners is among the best in the industry,” explained Johnny Wang, IOGEAR Business Unit Head. “Under Vicki’s leadership, our channel marketing team continues to innovate and create programs that are not only growing our channel business, but are focused on the success of our partners but helping them to grow their businesses and increase their revenues.”
The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.
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IOGEAR, an ATEN Technology Company headquartered in Irvine, CA, manufactures innovative information technology products for consumers and small- to medium-sized businesses that are designed to help integrate technologies in everyday life, share resources and decrease clutter at home, at work and on-the-go.
IOGEAR provides consumers, small office/home office (SOHO) users, and small and medium sized business (SMB) customers with attractive, reliable, high-performance products and solutions that help them connect their devices to improve productivity and efficiency. The company offers a broad range of solutions including: KVM, A/V & Digital Home, Computer Accessories, Networking, Mobility and Gaming.
IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.