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SolarWinds Seeks CEO to Succeed Thompson; MSP Spin-Out Moving Forward

SolarWinds board interviews CEOs to succeed Kevin Thompson. SolarWinds MSP business spin-out plan, led by John Pagliuca, moving forward.

Zorus Hires Datto Veteran Ian McChord as CEO

Cybersecurity startup Zorus hires Datto veteran Ian McChord as CEO to accelerate MSP partner & platform push.

Datto Files Lawsuit Against Former Employee

Datto files suit against former employee, alleging that the worker took Datto trade secrets and confidential information to use while working for a rival in the MSP-focused technology market.

Axcient Hires Webroot Veteran Charlie Tomeo, Boosts MSP-focused Sales Team

Axcient hires Charlie Tomeo and multiple Webroot & Carbonite channel veterans to accelerate MSP-focused data protection sales team.

Datto’s Next Chairman: Cisco Systems and Siebel Veteran Maneet Saroya

After Datto IPO, new chairman will be Maneet Saroya of private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. Datto CEO Tim Weller & founder Austin McChord also remain on board of directors.

Can You Coach An ‘Uncoachable’ Sales Person?

Partners in Excellence’s David Brock believes if a sales person is uncoachable, it is not a question of if that individual is terminated, but when.

Shannon Mayer Joins MSP Sales Automation Startup Zomentum

Interview: ASCII Group, Datto & Continuum veteran Shannon Mayer explains why she joined Zomentum as VP of customer success.

Sammy Kinlaw Named Tech Data SVP

Tech Data hires Lexmark, Lenovo & IBM channel veteran Sammy Kinlaw as senior VP of endpoint solutions for the distributor’s Americas region.

Splunk CXO Promotions Will Influence Partner Engagements

Splunk promotes key executives. Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Revenue Officer & Chief Customer Officer play key roles in partner strategy.

Measuring and Addressing Lack of Diversity in the Technology Channel

Fewer than 2% of technology channel chiefs & channel leaders are Black, research from Dave Sobel finds. To achieve diversity & inclusion you need to study & act on the data, Sobel asserts.