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Congratulations: Bruce Klein Named a 2015 CRN Channel Chief

It’s obviously no shock, since we’ve been talking about it all week, but Bruce Klein was one of the CRN Channel Chiefs we’re celebrating this week too. Bruce kicked off the week with his blog, but we are giving a few short blogs on each executive this week in order for you to get to know each of them a little better, so here’s a bit on Bruce.

Bruce Klein
Most of you that read the Cisco Partner blog already know Bruce Klein well, since he posts here often. Most of this won’t come as a surprise to you, but for the rest of us…

Bruce Klein is Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Worldwide Partner Organization, which is responsible for supporting Cisco’s global business with more than 60,000 partners, representing the company’s primary route to market. Read More »

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Congratulations: Julie Hens Named a 2015 CRN Channel Chief

In our ongoing series this week, I continue featuring the six Cisco executives named as Channel Chiefs for 2015. These short takes are just a chance for you to get to know these executives a little better. Up now is Julie Hens.

Julie Hens
Julie Hens is a 15 year veteran of Cisco, where she is responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing and operations in her current role of Vice President for the Worldwide Distribution Channel.

Julie was the creator and Executive Sponsor of the Small Business Executive Exchange (SBEE) from 2008 through 2011, a hugely successful Cisco Corporate Advisory Board that worked to grow and evolve the channel model and partner profitability in the U.S. Julie is passionate about leadership and provides mentorship through Cisco’s Executive Shadow program. She is also a member of the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives and Advancing Women Executives, LLC. Read More »

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Congratulations: Steve Benvenuto Named a 2015 CRN Channel Chief

As Bruce mentioned yesterday, CRN has named six Cisco executives as Channel Chiefs for 2015. As such, I am offering short takes this week on each of the named executives that Bruce mentioned. It’s a chance for you to get to know these executives a little better. Up next is Steve Benvenuto.

Steve Benvenuto
Steve and his team are responsible for the Cisco Partner Ecosystem programs. Steve himself has a wealth of go to market business development and program innovation experience, and he’s been leading the Cisco Partner Ecosystem programs since 2012. Steve has been with Cisco since 1999. Read More »

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Congratulations: Wendy Bahr Named a 2015 CRN Channel Chief

As you saw in Bruce Klein’s blog yesterday, we have been honored at Cisco by having six of our executives named as Channel Chiefs for 2015. This is an honor indeed, and it affords me the opportunity to give you a little better look at those executives.

We don’t always take the time to get to know each other, and I wanted to take some time this week to give you a look at the people behind these titles. Some of you probably know each of the six executives named as Channel Chiefs yesterday, but for those of you that don’t, here’s some brief information about them that might give you a better feel for just what they’re each passionate about.

Wendy Bahr
Up first this week is Wendy Bahr, senior vice-president, Americas Partner Organization, Worldwide Partner Organization. Read More »

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CRN Announces 2015 Channel Chiefs

If you remember my blog from about this time last year, CRN announces its list of Channel Chiefs, and it’s quite an honor to be named to the list. According to CRN, the people named to their Channel Chiefs’ list head up the partner programs that we all depend on, and they do it with professionalism year in and year out.

I am again extremely honored to be one of the named Channel Chiefs this year. As always though, I really wanted to post today in order to make sure you were all aware of my five colleagues who were named this year. I can’t tell you how excited we are at Cisco to have six of our executives recognized by CRN, two years in a row.

I also wanted our partners to know that our executives don’t get recognized in this way without you. We have only put ourselves into a position where our executives win recognition because of the countless hours of work you have put in, and the incredible feedback you have provided us. Hearing from you about how Cisco is doing is the lifeblood that keeps our partner programs fresh and effective, so keep it coming.

Oh and one last thing, CRN also recognized us as one of the top 100 coolest cloud vendors and included us on the CRN Data Center 100 list for 2015 in the Infrastructure Providers Category. Pretty great news in a space where many people said we were out of our depth!

Now without further fanfare, please join me in congratulating the CRN Channel Chiefs at Cisco this year: Read More »

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