CRN® Honors Corey Kerns at Collabrance as a 2020 Channel Chief in the IT Channel Blog Feature

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By: The Channel Company on February 11th, 2020

CRN® Honors Corey Kerns at Collabrance as a 2020 Channel Chief in the IT Channel


Corey Kerns from Collabrance Recognized on Annual CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs List

Collabrance LLC, the GreatAmerica Master MSP, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Corey Kerns, Vice President and General Manager, to its 2020 list of Channel Chiefs. This annual list recognizes the top vendor executives who continually demonstrate exemplary leadership, influence, innovation, and growth for the IT channel.

GVanDeWalker-Circle-200x200“Corey’s ability manage the ever so difficult balance of standards and customer service is remarkable for a new General Manager,” shares Greg VanDeWalker, Senior Vice President of IT Channel & Services at GreatAmerica Financial Services and Collabrance. “In a short amount of time in his new role he has been able to solidify the entire team to work as one swift unit. He has lead Collabrance to multiple record months of performance.”

In the spring of 2019, Corey Kerns was promoted to Vice President and General Manager at Collabrance to lead the team’s overall vision, and oversee sales, marketing, operations, strategic leadership and financial performance. Corey first joined Collabrance in 2015 as the Senior Finance and Operations Analyst to develop and monitor key performance indicators, as well as assist in the evaluation of profitability, efficiency and automation strategies.


CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list honors the distinguished leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies and partnerships.

Corey was chosen due to his outstanding commitment, ability to lead, and a passion for progress within the channel through their MSP programs. The CRN editorial staff selected this year’s Channel Chief winners for their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments in driving the channel agenda and evangelizing the importance of channel partnerships.

bob-skelley-CRN-200x200circle“The IT channel is undergoing constant evolution to meet customer demands and changing business environments,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Channel Chiefs work tirelessly, leading the industry forward through superior partner programs and strategies with a focus on helping solution providers transform and grow. Our team here at The Channel Company congratulates these outstanding individuals for their dedication to the channel.”

CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2020 issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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