Red Hat Executives Named 2013 CRN Channel Chiefs

Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:00am EST

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Red Hat`s Mark Enzweiler, Roger Egan and Mike Byrd Honored for Continued Channel
Leadership, Advocacy and Commitment to Partner Success
RALEIGH, N.C.--(Business Wire)--
Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world`s leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced that three of its executives have been named to CRN`s
2013 list of Channel Chiefs. Mark Enzweiler, vice president, Global Channels and
Alliances; Roger Egan, vice president of North America Channel Sales and
Development; and Mike Byrd, director of Public Sector Channel Sales, were each
honored for their proven leadership, channel advocacy and commitment to partner
success in 2012. The 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the Feb. 25 issue
of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at CRN is a part of the
UBM Tech Channel. 

This is the fourth time Enzweiler has been named to CRN`s Channel Chiefs list,
and the third time Egan has been honored. This is the first Channel Chiefs
recognition for Byrd, who was previously recognized as one of CRN`s "25 Public
Sector Channel Leaders." This list of some of the most influential and powerful
leaders in the IT channel, selected by the CRN editorial team, recognizes those
executives directly responsible for driving channel sales within their
organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel
throughout the entire IT Industry. Channel Chiefs were selected based on channel
experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for
the importance of IT Channel Sales. Each year, VARS, integrators, suppliers and
solution providers look to this distinction for the definitive contact list of
channel movers and shakers. 

Under the leadership of these executives, Red Hat recently announced several
partner innovations, including updates to programs, tools and resources that
enhance its channel sales, marketing and technical support initiatives for
partners. These innovations include an overhauled training curriculum for all
partners with refreshed curriculum covering pre-sales, sales and delivery; a
newly available online virtual demo lab that partners can use for training,
customer demonstrations and to provide proof of concepts; a new Partner Lead
Pass Program designed to pass qualified sales leads from Red Hat to qualified
partners and an updated Red Hat Channel Marketing Center with a content
syndication and marketing automation tool to assist partners in generating leads
and developing pipeline for joint opportunities. 

Supporting Quotes

Arun Oberoi, executive vice president of Global Sales and Services, Red Hat

"Mark, Roger and Mike bring remarkable leadership and expertise to Red Hat`s
channel partnerships, and I`m pleased to see them honored by CRN. Long-standing,
prosperous relationships with our partners is a vital component in Red Hat`s
success. As we build on those relationships and deepen our commitment to
partners, a team that understands the market nuances and innovations that will
make our partners successful is key, and these honors show we have among the
industry`s top teams." 

Kelly Damore, senior vice president and editorial director, CRN

"The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving
channel programs in the IT marketplace. It`s a must-read for IT solution
providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These
are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider
needs to know. We congratulate this year`s Channel Chiefs for their stellar
record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to
the partner community." 

Mark Enzweiler, vice president of Global Channels and Alliances

"It's an honor to be recognized by CRN along with Roger and Mike. While Roger
and Mike have done an excellent job building out their respective programs, this
award is also a tribute to our partners who have enthusiastically supported Red
Hat and helped us build out our channel program for the mutual benefit of our
customers, partners and Red Hat." 

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