Global Channel Chief Recognized for Dedication to Partner Community
SAN MATEO, California – February 6, 2023 – Aryaka®, a leader in unified SASE and SD-WAN solutions, is pleased to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Craig Patterson, Channel Chief and Senior Vice President of Global Channels, on its 2023 Channel Chiefs list. Every year, this list honors the IT channel executives who work tirelessly to advance the channel agenda and deliver successful channel partner programs and strategies.
The 2023 Channel Chiefs have helped their solution provider partners and customers navigate an increasingly complex landscape of interconnected challenges and shifting industry dynamics. With the innovative strategies, programs and partnerships of these Channel Chiefs in place, the solution provider community has continued to thrive.
The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial staff based on their record of business innovation and dedication to the partner community. This year’s list represents the top IT executives responsible for building a robust channel ecosystem.
Patterson, a 19-year technology channel sales professional, leads Aryaka’s channel strategy worldwide, enabling alignment across partner sales and marketing teams and programs in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC). Patterson joined Aryaka Networks as Channel Chief and Vice President of Sales – Americas in September 2021, where he led go-to-market strategies within the agent, reseller and distribution channels in North America, including the launch of the Aryaka Accelerate Global Partner Program.
“Once again, this year’s list gives well-deserved recognition to the IT Channel Chiefs who are dedicated to driving the channel agenda and advocating for the development of strong channel partnerships,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Under their exceptional leadership, influence, and innovation, the IT channel vendor community continues to deliver solutions and services that meet the rapidly evolving needs of their solution provider partners and their customers.”
“We congratulate Craig on his second consecutive inclusion on the CRN Channel Chiefs list,” said Dennis Monner, Chief Commercial Officer at Aryaka. “Craig’s leadership has been instrumental in our company’s record-breaking growth. We’re looking forward to expanding the global Aryaka Accelerate Partner Program to new heights in 2023 with Craig at the helm.”
Patterson will be featured in the February 2023 issue of CRN Magazine and online at https://www.crn.com/channel-chiefs/cc2023-details.htm?c=395.
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Aryaka is the leader in fully managed SD-WAN and Unified SASE solutions and the first to deliver a Zero Trust WAN based on a Unified SASE architecture. A Gartner “Voice of the Customer” leader, Aryaka meets customers where they are to help them overcome their network and security challenges with ease and an excellent customer experience. Aryaka’s flexible architecture and all-in-one service are designed to modernize enterprises of any size, enabling them to defy convention and future-proof their businesses. The company’s customer base comprises hundreds of global enterprises, including several in the Fortune 100. For more on Aryaka, please visit https://www.aryaka.com/.
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