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Editorial Team

ChannelE2E’s editorial team welcomes story pitches, news tips, and plenty more. Our team includes…


Joe Moderates

Joe Panettieri, Executive VP and Content Czar, ChannelE2E: Joe is co-founder of ChannelE2E and its parent, After Nines Inc. He oversees ChannelE2E’s content direction and IT development across web and mobile. He previously was co-founder of MSPmentor, The VAR Guy and Talkin’ Cloud. Prior to exiting the corporate world, Joe held executive- and senior-level editorial positions at CMP Media (Windows Magazine, InformationWeek), NYIT, Penton Media and Ziff Davis Media (Smart Partner).


Senior Contributing Editors


Dan-KolbialkaDan Kobialka: Dan covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and channel partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.


Ashley Smith: Ashley covers data center hardware, software, virtualization and hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) for ChannelE2E. She is a freelance writer specializing in tech and business topics. Prior to freelancing, she was a newspaper reporter and editor. Ashley has a bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism from the University of New Hampshire. 


Ty Trumbull: Ty covers storage, business continuity and data protection for ChannelE2E. He also zeros in on the entrepreneurial journey — how today’s technology leaders launch, build, shape and manage their businesses. Ty has contributed to major entertainment and business media platforms, and studied journalism at Humber College in Toronto.


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Experts from CEB, Channel Maven Consulting, ESG, Forrester, Nixon Peabody and plenty more.



How to Work with ChannelE2E

A few tips about ChannelE2E editorial content…

  • Pitches: Email Joe.
  • Our Focus: ChannelE2E tracks strategic IT service providers and the five stages of your business journey — from entrepreneur to exit (E2E). We shift the IT channel conversation from tactical chatter to strategic discussions — focusing MSPs, VARs CSPs and more on business development, talent recruitment and management, financial models, marketing, sales and customer engagement. We pinpoint the industry’s top KPIs (key performance indicators) — positioning our community members to maximize their business performance, customer satisfaction and company valuation.
  • Vendor Coverage: Yes, we cover all types of technology companies (hardware, software, IT services, cloud, etc.) with an emphasis on partner strategies and strategic alliances.
  • Daily Content: ChannelE2E is updated multiple times daily with breaking news, analysis, research and though-leadership pieces.
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