Santa Clara, Calif. – March 23, 2018 – Avaya Holdings Inc. (NYSE:AVYA) announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Gary Levy, vice president of Americas channel sales, to its prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization through channel partners.
Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.
With over 20 years experience in the field, Gary has helped build and transform Avaya's channel organization. His skillful management and communications have helped maintain a highly supportive and engaged channel, and build new momentum. His endeavors on the part of the channel include the development of strategic partner programs, such as the globally-held Avaya Partner Experience Day and the Avaya Edge Program.
“The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel,” said Robert Faletra, executive chairman of The Channel Company. “These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”
“I fully understand the challenges that channel partners face in this ever-changing environment, and do my best to reduce issues that distract from their core purpose,” said Levy. “We are focused on innovation and expanding our Partner ecosystem to take advantage of new technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence. With Avaya’s focus on the customer experience, and our innovative technology portfolio, our Partners are well positioned to capture new routes to market and grow. I am grateful for their loyalty and insights, and look forward to sharing an upward trajectory of wins as we forge ahead – stronger than ever.”
The 2018 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 2018 issue of CRN.
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