Year after year, CRN and our partners recognize the success of SimpliVity’s PartnerAdvantage program. Last year in particular, SimpliVity was awarded places on the CRN Annual Report Card and 5-Star Partner Program Guide, Jess McRae was recognized as one of the Top 100 People You Don’t Know but Should, Peter Hill was named a Channel Chief in ANZ, and George Hope was acknowledged as a Channel Chief for the second consecutive year.
On behalf of the entire SimpliVity team, we are pleased and honored to congratulate George Hope, Vice President of Global Channel Sales, and Geoff Fancher, Vice President of Americas Channels, on ranking on the 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list for their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication and loyalty to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.
This is George’s third year receiving this honor and the third time he was proclaimed one of the 50 Most Influential by CRN. Both executives are truly the cream of the IT channel crop—they are leaders who drive our channel agenda and enforce the importance of our partnerships, aiding their growth and success in any form they can. They believe that good business is all about partnerships. It is important to understand partners’ businesses and support them in their objectives, keeping the programs simple and profitable for them in all instances.