This time of year, you can’t get away from awards season—you see it on TV with the Grammys and the Oscars, and you also see it across IT with a host of industry awards that kickoff as we get into late February.
Recently, CRN announced their 2016 Channel Chiefs, an annual list that honors outstanding executive leadership across the IT landscape, focusing on those who drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships. EMC is represented by Gregg Ambulos, SVP of Channel Sales and Operations, and Jay Snyder, SVP of Global Alliances on this year’s list. In addition, Gregg Ambulos was named one of The 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs for 2016.
Over the past year, both Gregg and Jay have truly been champions for their respective partners. Gregg has successfully introduced the new EMC Business Partner Program, which has delivered a more simple, predictable, and profitable experience to EMC’s channel partners, while Jay has moved into his new role leading our alliance organization with great enthusiasm and has redefined how EMC will work with our alliances partners moving forward.
This recognition is a great testament to the leadership that Gregg and Jay bring to their respective organizations, as well as to the Partner community. I have the privilege of working with their teams first-hand to see the impact that they are having within the industry. Please join me in congratulating Gregg and Jay on these well-deserved recognitions as they continue to work with our partners and customers across the EMC community to drive innovation and successful business outcomes.