ChannelEyes, Jay McBain Honored in The VAR Guy’s Top 50 Channel Influencers List

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Inaugural List Honors Top Executives, Entrepreneurs and Experts in the IT Channel

Jay McBain, COO, ChannelEyes, was named to The VAR Guy’s Top 50 Channel Influencers list by Penton Technology Group. The global list identifies the top experts from all corners of the channel, from channel chiefs to sales coaches and more. You can see the entire list at:

“We are very excited for Jay and fortunate to have him at ChannelEyes,” said Kirt Coonradt, VP Customer Success at ChannelEyes. “Jay has dedicated his career to working within the Channel and continues to improve the Channel through his work at ChannelEyes; so it is no surprise that he has made this list. We also want to thank Penton Technology Group and The VAR Guy their efforts in singling out these deserving channel influencers.”

“This is the first time The VAR Guy has recognized those men and women who have an impact on and effect change in the channel,” said Charlene O’Hanlon, Senior Executive Editor and Content Director of The VAR Guy. “We congratulate ChannelEyes for making this year’s list, which truly exemplifies some of the best the channel has to offer.”

"This is an extraordinary time for the channel as solution providers and vendors alike adapt their growth strategies for the changing market," Marcia Parker, Executive Director, Penton Technology. "There's a lot to learn from these industry leaders."

About ChannelEyes

Founded in 2011, ChannelEyes is an Enterprise Mobile Platform connecting Vendors and their Channel Partners. ChannelEyes’ core product, ChannelCandy, is a custom branded mobile app designed for Vendor, Distributor and Associations to deliver Channel highlights, analytics, company news, and sales tools into the hands of Channel Partners.

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About The VAR Guy

The VAR Guy covers what's next in the IT channel. The VAR Guy provides a unique community where VARs and IT solution providers can discuss channel partner programs and go-to-market strategies – openly and honestly. Find out more at

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For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth.


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Charlene O’Hanlon, Senior Executive Editor

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