Herndon, VA (PRWEB) April 02, 2013
Apptix® (OSE: APP), the premier provider of hosted business communication, collaboration, and IT solutions, today announced Aubrey Smoot, Senior Vice President of Business Development, has been named one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the IT Industry.
"The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President, Editorial Director, CRN. "Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community."
Smoot built and leads Apptix’s dedicated channel team that constructed a formal enablement system to create a sustainable business model in the cloud for partners. With this system, partners accelerate their time to market and time to revenue by offering a series of cloud-based business services from Apptix’s expanding portfolio of solutions. Apptix provides a broad set of comprehensive training programs and a robust library of white labeled materials to facilitate channel partners’ rapid market entry. Given this well-defined methodology and support, some of the world’s most highly respected blue-chip companies have chosen Apptix as their partner to guide their step up into the cloud.
“Growing our channel partner program was a top priority for Apptix in 2012, and Aubrey has delivered strong results. Our channel sales accounted for 30% of orders booked in 2012 – doubling the channel’s contribution in just one year.” said Dave Ehrhardt, CEO of Apptix. “We look forward to building on these successes in 2013 as we continue to onboard new channel partners.”
For over ten years, Channel Chiefs have been 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. The 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in CRN Magazine as well as online at http://www.crn.com.
Apptix (OSE: APP) is the premier provider of hosted business communication, collaboration, and IT solutions to business of all size from SOHO to Fortune 500 – directly and through blue chip channel partners. A pioneer in hosted services, Apptix currently serves nearly 400,000 users around the world. Apptix’s comprehensive portfolio includes Microsoft Exchange email, VoIP, SharePoint, Web Conferencing, and Secure IM with Presence, delivered over a highly reliable network leveraging best-in-class technology, housed in SSAE 16 Type II-compliant data centers, and backed by U.S.-based 24/7 support. To learn more, visit http://www.apptix.com.
About UBM Tech Channel
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