San Jose, Calif.— February 20, 2018 – Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named industry-veteran Raelyn Kritzer, head of worldwide partner programs and enablement, to its prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners.
Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s 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. 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.
Kritzer is a recognized channel leader with expertise in building partner programs, onboarding and enablement, and developing multi-touch marketing campaigns that drive revenue to and through the channel. Following Brocade's acquisition of Ruckus Wireless, Kritzer drove the integration of both companies' partners, programs and enablement into a single interface for retention and cross-selling opportunities.
“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, 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.”
“Ruckus has always been a company fully committed to the channel,” said Raelyn Kritzer, head of worldwide partner programs, Ruckus Networks. “Since our success is determined by our partners, we continue to bring simplified, feature-rich programs to our channel to help them boost their profitability. I’m honored to be part of this prestigious CRN Channel Chief list alongside other top executives.”
The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.
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