MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. Feb. 25, 2015 -- Intermedia, a one-stop shop for cloud IT services for SMBs and the partners who serve them, announced today that Curt Mark, Director of Channel Sales, has been named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs. The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for developing and expanding relationships with their organizations' indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel development.
As a member of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs, Mark has demonstrated his enduring support for the channel by consistently defending, promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies. With over 15 years of experience in channel sales and development, Mark has played an integral role in the growth of Intermedia's partner program. Under Mark's leadership, the company has grown its active partner base by 14 percent in the last 12 months, with over 5,000 partners actively selling its cloud services.
"Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.
"Our partners play a significant role in our go-to-market strategy, and Curt has been instrumental in the success of Intermedia's partner program," said John Rice, Senior Director of Intermedia's partner community. "His accomplishments include instituting partner advisory councils, implementing learning management systems, and developing new marketing and sales support programs—to name just a few. Curt is steadfastly committed to helping our partners build successful businesses in the cloud as well as introducing new partners to the value we deliver and our company-wide commitment to the channel. We congratulate Curt on this well-deserved recognition."
The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
Intermedia is a one-stop shop for cloud business applications. Its Office in the Cloud™ suite integrates the essential IT services that SMBs need to do business, including email, voice, file syncing and sharing, conferencing, instant messaging, identity and access management, mobility, security and archiving. Office in the Cloud goes beyond unified communications to encompass a wide breadth of fundamental IT services, delivered by a single provider.
Think of Office in the Cloud as your "Business Cloud Platform." Intermedia's services are integrated into its HostPilot® Control Panel. This means you have just one login, one password, one bill and one source of support—which makes the cloud easier to use and more efficient to manage. Intermedia further streamlines the experience by offering enterprise-class security, a 99.999% uptime service level agreement and 24/7 phone support with typical hold times of less than 60 seconds.
Intermedia serves over 60,000 businesses and has more than 5,000 active partners, including VARs, MSPs, telcos and cable companies. Its award-winning Partner Program lets partners sell under their own brand with control over billing, pricing and other elements of their customer relationships. Intermedia is the world's largest independent provider of hosted Exchange.
Intermedia has over 600 employees worldwide who manage numerous datacenters to power its Office in the Cloud—and who work to deliver customers and partners Intermedia's Worry-Free Experience™.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
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