Everything Channel's CRN Announces the Top 25 Channel Executives

Nov 24, 2008

Everything Channel's CRN, a division of United Business Media, today announced the Top 25 Channel Executives who have changed the way the Channel does business today and are looking forward into the future. This year's list adds a new dimension to this special industry recognition focusing on innovation, consistency and overcoming remarkable challenges.

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"With the increasing importance of the IT sales channel, we recognize that there are so many inventive channel executives in the industry today," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. "This year, we decided to celebrate the challenges, successes, and remarkable dedication of our Top 25 executives with a hearty thank you for their devotion to the channel."

  The 2008 Top 25 Channel Executives include:

  Flying High
  -- Mark Hurd, HP
  -- Adrian Jones, HP
  -- Sheila O'Neil, Panasonic
  -- Mitch Breen, EMC
  -- Greg Spierkel, Ingram
  -- Edison Peres, Cisco

  The Next Generation
  -- Matt Medeiros, SonicWall
  -- Rick Chernick, Connecting Point
  -- Eric Berridge, BlueWolf
  -- Steve Orenberg, Kaspersky
  -- Lane Bess, Palo Alto Networks

  Consistent Performers
  -- Chris Franey, Samsung
  -- Niel Nickolaisen, Headwaters
  -- Dan and Michael Schwab, D&H
  -- Robert McKiernan, APC
  -- Brad Anderson, Best Buy

  Facing Major Challenges
  -- Paul Maritz, VMWare
  -- Stephen Elop, Microsoft
  -- John Edwardson, CDW
  -- Judson Althoff, Oracle
  -- Luke Hosinski, Infra-Comm

  The Challengers
  -- Frank Vitagliano, Juniper
  -- Mark Simonson, Toshiba
  -- Dave DeWalt, McAfee
  -- Gianfranco Lanci, Acer

The Top 25 were nominated by their individual companies and final selections were made by the editors of CRN.

For additional information on the Top 25 Channel Executives, go to: www.channelweb.com.

Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel is the one-stop-shop for accessing, enabling and accelerating technology sales channels. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with an unparallel audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels. Through innovative sales and marketing solutions, Everything Channel arms the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.

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  Everything Channel
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