Aubrey Smoot, SVP of Sales & Business Development for Apptix, Recognized for Second Year in a Row as one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs

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Apptix's Aubrey Smoot named to CRN's Channel Chiefs for driving record bookings growth in 2013.

CRN Channel Chiefs

In 2013, the channel program was the primary driver of Apptix’s 33% year over year record user bookings growth.

Apptix® (OSE: APP), the premier provider of hosted business communication, collaboration, and IT solutions, announced today that Aubrey Smoot has once again been named one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales.

Over the last three years, Mr. Smoot and his team created and grew the Apptix channel program into an industry powerhouse. The program – through a robust delivery platform, expanding portfolio of services, 24/7 U.S. based Tier II and III customer support, ongoing training, sales and marketing support, and total partner ownership of customer relationships – enables partners to grow and succeed in the ever-expanding Cloud services market. Apptix supports both partners new to the Cloud as well as established hosting vendors looking to expand their product offerings and increase revenue and customer loyalty.

“We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

“Aubrey’s leadership of our channel partner program has been key to Apptix’s growth and success over the last several years,” said David Ehrhardt, President & CEO of Apptix. “In 2013, the channel program was the primary driver of Apptix’s 33% year over year record user bookings growth, accounting for over 60% of orders booked – up from 30% in 2012 and 15% in 2011.”

The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at http://www.CRN.com.

About Apptix
Apptix (OSE: APP) is the premier provider of hosted business communication, collaboration, and IT solutions to business of all sizes – from small entrepreneurial business to Fortune 500 enterprises – and blue chip channel partners including Sprint Nextel Corporation, MegaPath Corp., and Web.com. A pioneer in the hosted services space, Apptix has over 470,000 users under contract around the world. Apptix’s comprehensive portfolio of Cloud solutions includes Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and Lync, as well as hosted VoIP, encryption, archiving, and mobile device management, among other business critical services. These services are delivered over a highly reliable network leveraging best-in-class technology, housed in SSAE 16-compliant datacenters, and backed by U.S.-based 24/7 support. For more information, visit http://www.apptix.com.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at http://www.thechannelcompany.com.

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