Scale Computing’s Director of North American Channel Scott Mann Recognized for Second Consecutive Year as Most Influential CRN® Channel Chief

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Mann was awarded top honors for helping expand the Scale Computing Partner Community and MSP program, nearly doubling partner numbers, raising revenue per partner, and increasing quantity of customers the last 12 months

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Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization and hyperconverged solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has added Scott Mann, director of the North American Channel at Scale Computing, to its exclusive 2020 list of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, for the second consecutive year.

This annual list recognizes the top vendor executives who continually demonstrate exemplary leadership, influence, innovation, and growth for the IT channel. CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list honors the distinguished leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies and partnerships.

For the second year in a row, Mann was selected as one of the Most Influential Channel Chiefs for his leadership within the Scale Computing Partner Community, and expanding the company’s partner base by nearly doubling partner numbers and increasing quantity of customers in 2019. Mann has continuously sought ways to improve the Scale Computing MSP program, while increasing revenue per partner along with average selling price per partner. In addition, Mann served as a key player in launching Scale Computing’s new Partner Portal, a key factor to driving more engagement and higher revenue per partner.

“The IT channel is undergoing constant evolution to meet customer demands and changing business environments,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Channel Chiefs work tirelessly, leading the industry forward through superior partner programs and strategies with a focus on helping solution providers transform and grow. Our team here at The Channel Company congratulates these outstanding individuals for their dedication to the channel.”

This honor is another channel award recognition for Scale Computing after its recent 5-star rating the Partner Program Guide for its Scale Computing Partner Program and three 2019 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) awards in the Converged/Hyperconverged Infrastructure and Desktop/Server Virtualization categories. Scale Computing also won all subcategories for both categories including: Product Innovation, Support, Partnership and Managed/Cloud Services.

“Scott has had a major impact in the Scale Computing Partner Community and our MSP program, and deserves this recognition as a ‘Most Influential Channel Chief’ for the second consecutive year. Scott’s leadership helped expand our partner program nearly doubling partner numbers, raising revenue per partner, and increasing quantity of customers the last 12 months,” said Dave Hallmen, chief revenue officer, Scale Computing. “In 2020, we are looking forward to expanding our partner program to even greater heights, with a channel strategy driven to offer intelligent edge computing to enterprises, SMBs and retailers, built on our portfolio of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) platforms.”

The 2020 Channel Chiefs have shown outstanding commitment, an ability to lead, and a passion for progress within the channel through their partner programs. The Channel Chief honorees were chosen by the CRN editorial staff for their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments in driving the channel agenda and evangelizing the importance of channel partnerships.

CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2020 issue of CRN Magazine and online at

About Scale Computing
Scale Computing is a leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions. Scale Computing HC3 software eliminates the need for traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully integrated, highly available system for running applications. Using patented HyperCore™ technology, the HC3 self-healing platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects infrastructure problems in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime. When ease-of-use, high availability, and TCO matter, Scale Computing HC3 is the ideal infrastructure platform. Read what our customers have to say on Gartner Peer Insights, Spiceworks, TechValidate and TrustRadius.

About The Channel Company
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