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2016 Channel Partners Circle of Excellence Winners Named

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The 15 winners of the 2016 Channel Partners Circle of Excellence awards were announced this evening at the Spring 2016 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. The Circle of Excellence is an elite group of channel chiefs and supplier executives chosen for their leadership, vision and innovation.

Circle of Excellence winners were honored during an awards ceremony, and will be featured throughout 2016 in a special Channel Partners Immersion Center.

The 2016 winners are:

  • Tim Basa, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, BullsEye Telecom
  • Vince Bradley, CEO, WTG
  • Jim Delis, Group Vice President, Partner Channels, Time Warner Cable/NaviSite
  • Garrett Gee, Vice President, Indirect Channel Sales, Level 3 Communications
  • Kevin Leonard, Vice President of Alternate Channels, AT&T
  • Drew Lydecker, President, AVANT Communications
  • Charlie Pagliazzo, Vice President of Channels, Granite Telecommunications
  • Clark Peterson, President, Vonage Business Solutions Group
  • Andrew Pryfogle, Senior Vice President, Cloud Transformation, Intelisys
  • Janet Schijns, Vice President and Chief Marketing Technologist, Verizon Enterprise Solutions
  • Craig Schlagbaum, Vice President of Indirect Channels, Comcast Business
  • Olen Scott, Vice President, Partner Channels, EarthLink
  • Max Silber, Vice President of Mobility, MetTel
  • Darrin Swan, Chief Executive Officer, CloudRunner
  • Iain Urquhart, Vice President Channel and Technical Sales, Rackspace

“The indirect channel is experiencing unprecedented change, and our community depends on visionaries to champion innovative services and products,” said Art Wittmann, vice president of the Business Technology Network for the Informa Knowledge & Networking group. “We’re pleased to recognize leaders who help partners expand their businesses and create business value for customers.”{ad}

Channel Partners editors selected Circle of Excellence winners based on candidates’ leadership in the industry, the channel and their companies, with an emphasis on advocacy for partners navigating the intersection of IT and telecom technologies.


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