Scale Computings’s Kevin Holmes Named One of CRN’s 100 People You Don’t Know But Should

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CRN Highlights the Unsung Heroes of the IT Channel

“Kevin Holmes is one of the leading innovators at Scale Computing. He is active in product decisions, marketing strategies, and drives the North American sales plan with a “Channel First” mindset. Kevin is a tireless advocate for our channel and MSP partners."

Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions, is pleased to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Kevin Holmes, Vice President of Sales, North America, as one of the IT channel’s 100 People You Don’t Know But Should for 2020. This annual list pays tribute to the below-the-radar best and brightest who power the channel every day.

Based on feedback from leading solution providers and industry executives, the CRN editorial team uses the 100 People You Don’t Know But Should list to draw attention to those outstanding channel players who may not be household names, but still work tirelessly to keep their partners thriving and the IT channel growing.

Holmes is responsible for working with the VAR and MSP community to develop opportunities, helping ensure the right solution is put in place to satisfy the needs of the customer. He helped grow the Scale Computing reseller community by 65% in 2019. Holmes is responsible for the P&L of the North American geography which includes the sales, channel, system engineering and business development teams and has helped build the go-to-market strategies that includes recruiting and onboarding channel partners, launching new products, promotions and training. He was a one of the key players in creating and launching the Scale Computing MSP program, including a flexible pricing model that reduces CapEx through a price per-node, per-month, OpEx subscription.

“Kevin Holmes is one of the leading innovators at Scale Computing. He is active in product decisions, marketing strategies, and drives the North American sales plan with a “Channel First” mindset. Kevin Holmes is a tireless advocate for our channel and MSP partners, and we have seen the increased contribution to revenue from our partners,” said Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder, Scale Computing.

“Managing a successful channel partner program today calls for a small army of people, but only a few Channel Chiefs tend to enjoy widespread recognition,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “With the 100 People You Don’t Know But Should, we are delighted to shine a spotlight on an exceptional group of unsung team members, giving them some of the acclaim they deserve for their indispensable contributions to channel success.”

The 100 People You Don’t Know But Should will be featured in the October issue of CRN Magazine and can be found online at http://www.crn.com/100people.

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