DRAPER, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StorageCraft®, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Lee Schor, vice president of sales -Americas at StorageCraft, a 2019 Channel Chief. For the second consecutive time, Lee was chosen by the CRN editors for inclusion in the Channel Chiefs Most Influential list.
Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff because they have demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Each Channel Chief exemplifies highest professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.
Of the Channel Chiefs, only 50 were selected for the Most Influential list, each singled out for his or her prominent role in guiding and shaping the IT channel itself. The executives on this annual list are part of an elite group of leaders who drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships. This distinguished group is recognized for outstanding commitment to driving growth and revenue in their organization through partners, as well as extraordinary leadership in the channel as a whole.
Schor’s role in creating an innovative partner and channel-focused program, the StorageCraft Partner Success Program, helped him gain recognition as a Channel Chief. The StorageCraft Partner Success Program not only encompasses all StorageCraft products, it’s among the most profitable in its space. StorageCraft saw the program’s introduction as an opportunity for the sales team to work more closely with a focused set of partners and build more strategic partnerships.
By taking advantage of new product offerings and the revamped partner program, partners can differentiate themselves in the market, offer more to existing clients and attract new ones. They’ll improve margins and reduce operational cost and overhead too. StorageCraft’s goal for the new program is to empower partners, based on their business models and growth roadmaps, to bring the right-fit offering to their customers, and to maximize their profitability while doing so.
Douglas Brockett, President, StorageCraft
“We are very fortunate to have such a strong, driving force like Lee on our executive team. He is motivated to build partner relationships that drive partner profitability, create programs to expand channel business, and identify opportunities for further business development. Under his leadership, sales focused on partner productivity in 2018, which led to a record number of opportunities for our partners. We will continue to follow our partner-centric vision throughout 2019.”
Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company
“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”
The 2019 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 2019 issue of 2019.
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