Last week in Washington DC at Everything Channel’s ARC awards, Cisco WW Channels SVP Keith Goodwin was named Channel Executive of the Year. “[Keith] has garnered the reputation as an effective leader, team builder and someone willing to push new buttons to reach success,” according to Everything Channel. Cisco also took home accolades in three technology categories: Networking Infrastructure — Enterprise, Unified Communications, and Wireless Infrastructure. Everything Channel’s editorial team selected winners in 18 categories based on survey results of more than 5,000 systems integrators, IT consulting organizations, VARs, solution providers, and software developers. Keith took the stage and accepted the award on behalf of his Channel team and Cisco’s partners. Watch his acceptance speech and hear what Everything Channel CEO had to say about why he was chosen for this honor.
In this ChannelWeb video interview, Keith talks about being named 2009 Channel Executive of the Year and discusses ways Cisco is helping partners survive the downturn.