Yesterday, the Channel Company recognized Jessica McRae on CRN’s 2016 list of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should. The Channel Company compiles feedback from solution providers, distributors, and other leaders to create a list of channel professionals that represent the unsung heroes of the industry. Under-the-radar, these channel professionals work their fingers to the bone and have played a big part in building and shaping today’s channel.
With ten years of industry experience, Jessica has proven herself as a leader in the channel, and I’m thrilled to formally congratulate her on her continued success and I’m proud that her dedication and focus has not gone unnoticed by her peers. As a channel marketing manager at SimpliVity, Jessica uses her channel experience to drive the company’s VAR strategy, leading global marketing initiatives to enable partners to develop, sell, and support SimpliVity’s solutions.
Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company put it best in his comments to the unsung heroes:
“There are a number of people who work behind the scenes in the channel whose efforts do not often receive widespread attention, although they truly help to hold up the entire industry and make it the thriving, smoothly functioning ecosystem that it is. We are pleased to shine a spotlight on these individuals with CRN’s 2016 list of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should list and to honor their important work, which quietly underpins the infrastructure of the IT channel and allows the community to advance as a whole.”
Jessica’s recognition comes on the heels of many recent company achievements. CNBC just included SimpliVity on its Disruptor 50 list, Forrester Consulting recognized SimpliVity as a Leader in the Forrester Wave, and SimpliVity received the top CRN Annual Report Card award for the Converged/Hyperconverged category. Team members like Jessica have made all of this possible—and I’m so proud to be working with such a talented group.