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HP Enterprise Channel Chief Blaine Raddon Joins ClearCenter

Blaine Raddon
Blaine Raddon
Michael Proper

HP Enterprise's (HPE) Blaine Raddon has joined ClearCenter as senior VP of sales, according to his LinkedIn account. Raddon, formerly senior director of worldwide partner development at HPE, brings extensive enterprise and SMB partner ecosystem experience to the hybrid IT technology company.

ClearCenter develops hardware and software that allows Hybrid Service Providers to manage gateways, networks, servers and other devices from a single dashboard. HSPs are next-generation VARs and MSPs that manage blended IT services for customers, ClearCenter has asserted.

ClearCenter CEO Michael Proper previously built a leading MSP, and has extensive experience in business automation and recurring revenue models for VARs, MSPs, CSPs and HSPs.

Raddon, meanwhile, previously led go to market and routes to market for various HPE offerings. His team also was responsible for  HPE Field Partner Development worldwide within the SMB, SLED and Enterprise segments in the Server, Storage and Networking space, according to his LinkedIn profile. He's also an Acronis, IBM and Juniper veteran.

HPE and ClearCenter: Established Partners

Raddon is quite familiar with ClearCenter's business and solutions. HPE and ClearCenter announced an SMB server partnership in June 2017. But HPE and ClearCenter had quietly discussed the potential relationship for several months.

ChannelE2E has reached out to Raddon and Proper for details on Raddon's new role at ClearCenter, and where the company's partner program is heading next. We'll update our coverage in the days ahead.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.