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ChannelE2E provides news & trends on channel chiefs for CSPs, MSPs, VARs, ISVs, IT distributors & technology partners in the IT channel.

Deja Vu: Commvault Names VP Worldwide Alliances

Commvault hires Cisco Systems & HP veteran Wenceslao Lada as VP of worldwide alliances. Lada apparently succeeds Andy Vandeveld, a Veeam veteran who held the post from January through June 2018. Next up: Finding a new Commvault CEO to succeed Robert Hammer.

Cisco Channel Chief Wendy Bahr Resigns; Networking Company Vows Seamless Transition

Cisco Systems (CSCO) Global Channel Chief Wendy Bahr resigns. Bahr played key role in networking giant’s partner extension to software, recurring revenues & managed services. CEOs from key partners Presidio and CWPS praise Bahr’s track record.

Dropbox Partner Strategy: Yamini Rangan Calling the Shots?

Dropbox VP of Business Strategy Yamini Rangan shifts to a new position: Chief customer officer. The Workday, Appirio and SAP veteran drives business development. That appears to include channel partnerships and alliances.

Zendesk Pursues Global Channel Chief Hire, Partner Program Initiatives

Zendesk pursues global channel chief & prepares to engage global systems integrators as SaaS-based omnichannel customer support & IT service management (ITSM) demand skyrockets.

McAfee Reorganization Apparently Triggers Channel Team Changes, Layoffs

Amid a McAfee reorganization, the cybersecurity company remains committed to channel partners, a spokesperson says. Still, there are unconfirmed reports of some McAfee layoffs & channel staff departures.

Microsoft Veteran Jenni Flinders Leads VMware Worldwide Channels

VMware hires Microsoft veteran Jenni Flinders as VP, Worldwide Channels — a major move that brings deep cloud solutions provider (CSP) partner experience to VMware.

Kirk Robinson’s Journey to Ingram Micro U.S. Chief Country Executive

Ingram Micro promotes Kirk Robinson to Chief Country Executive for the U.S. His 25-year journey features a direct management style in an indirect world.

Lexmark Hires Lenovo Channel Chief Sammy Kinlaw

Lexmark hires Lenovo North America Channel Chief Sammy Kinlaw as VP, worldwide channel and OEM sales, the printer company confirms.

Lenovo NA Channel Chief Sammy Kinlaw Resigns

Lenovo North America Channel Chief Sammy Kinlaw resigns for an opportunity outside of the PC & hardware giant. Rob Cato named interim NA Channel Chief.

Live Blog: Cisco Partner Summit Accelerates Network Intuitive, Multicloud Push

Cisco Partner Summit 2017 updates from CEO Chuck Robbins & Channel Chief Wendy Bahr. Cisco partnerships with ConnectWise & Google Cloud take center stage.