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Four SolarWinds MSP Executives Recognized for Excellence on 2018 CRN® Channel Chiefs List

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:00

DURHAM, North Carolina – March 22, 2018SolarWinds MSP, a global leader in delivering comprehensive, scalable IT service management solutions to IT solution providers and MSPs, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company®, has named four of its executives to the 2018 Channel Chiefs list. Mike Cullen,Vice President, Sales and Customer Retention; Greg Lissy, Vice President, Product Management; Dave Sobel, Senior Director, Community; and David Weeks, Director of Sales, were all recognized by CRN on the elite annual list, which represents top IT channel leaders who excel at driving growth, revenue, and success for the partner community.

“We’re extremely proud to have CRN honor four of our senior SolarWinds MSP executives for their leadership and achievements in advancing the IT channel,” said John Pagliuca, General Manager, SolarWinds MSP.“As dedicated channel advocates, they inspire our team and reflect our culture, which is rooted in a strong commitment to our partners’ success and to supporting their growth into the future.”

Channel Chief honorees are selected by the CRN editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. According to CRN, each of the 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending, and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

“The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel,” said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”

The Channel Chiefs awards follow a year in which SolarWinds MSP deepened support for its partner community, including expanding its Empower MSP partner conferences and strengthening its product portfolio. SolarWinds Mail Assure, a cloud-based email malware protection and spam filtering solution, was introduced to help IT service providers deliver more secure and robust email protection and management. SolarWinds Backup Documents was also launched and integrated with SolarWinds RMM to enable IT service providers with an automated, cloud-based document recovery solution that reduces and prevents client downtime. Additionally, the new SolarWindsMSP Manager™mobile app was released to allow IT service providers to solve IT issues faster and more efficiently.

The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2018 issue of CRN, as well as online at