by Collabrance on Monday, February 11, 2019
(Cedar Rapids, IA)– GreatAmerica Financial Services is pleased to announce that CRN®, the top technology news and information source for solution providers, has named Greg VanDeWalker to its list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. VanDeWalker is Senior Vice President of IT Channel & Services at GreatAmerica and its LLC, Collabrance.
The award recognizes executives who drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships. VanDeWalker has won the award for the fourth consecutive year.
“Greg has been the catalyst for our efforts in the IT channel by identifying challenges for Solution Providers and driving initatives through IT financing and Master MSP services to relieve those pain points,” said David Pohlman, COO of GreatAmerica and a member of the Office of the President. “We are proud of the programs he has put into place to help our partners achieve greater success.”
VanDeWalker’s most notable contribution has been to add security offerings to Collabrance Master MSP services . VanDeWalker is also responsible for promoting financing and As-A-Service models in the channel partner community, and is best recognized for his work on the Hardware as a Rental or HaaR® offering as cloud sales shift the market towards monthly payment programs.
“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”
Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. The 2019 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 2019 issue of CRN.
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