This year marks the inaugural year of The VAR Guy’s Top 50 Channel Influencers list, which recognizes those in the channel who are truly making a difference. The VAR Guy focuses on the needs of solution providers and knows all the players in the channel.
Of the hundreds of nominations received, I’m happy to report that Bob Gault, Extreme Networks’ vice president of global channels and partners, was included on the list. Under Bob’s leadership, Extreme Networks has further established itself as a trusted go-to network vendor that has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the channel while offering a breadth of innovative solutions, from the wireless edge to the data center.
Bob has a clear vision to lead and assist our partners to improve their businesses, enabling them adapt to change and transition to business models spurred by the cloud and mobility. Extreme Networks offers partners the right size global company to lead and grow their businesses with. We are committed to delivering a world-class experience helping our partners profitably grow while evolving with emerging business models.
2015: The Cloud Presents New Business Models
The network industry is changing rapidly and solution providers increasingly need to find vendors they can trust to offer complete solutions better enabling them support emerging service-based business models. Extreme Networks focuses on software and services to fuel cloud adoption. We are continually building our channel organization, and adding resources to the global Extreme Partner Network (EPN), to help accelerate partner success in wired/wireless networking, cloud, SDN, analytics and security solutions.
This is the latest in a series of accolades for Extreme Networks global partner organization. Earlier this year, Extreme Networks received 5-Star rating in The Channel Company’s CRN 2015 Partner Program Guide. Bob was also named one of the 50 Most Influential Leaders on CRN’s annual Channel Chiefs listing.