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Steve Harvey, VP of Worldwide Sales at Digium, Recognized as 2015 CRN Channel Chief
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Feb. 23, 2015 - Digium, Inc., The Asterisk Company, announced today that Steve Harvey has been named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs. The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.
The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support for the channel by consistently defending, promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies. Harvey was instrumental in the development of Digium's premises focused partner channel and more recently has placed a heavy emphasis on developing Cloud Agents, recruiting five Master Agents and nearly 300 cloud partners. Digium's total cloud agent count has grown to more than 400, and total reseller count to more than 3,400. Overall partner productivity increased 17 percent during the previous year.
"Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.
"I am honored to be included as a 2015 CRN Channel Chief. It serves as further confirmation of the value Digium continues to offer through our best-in-class channel programs and our outstanding business communications solutions," said Harvey. "Digium attracts the very best partners in the industry because of our commitment to grow our business through a channel sales model that centers around creating and delivering programs and tools to help partners grow their technical expertise, solve customers' complex communications problems, and grow their sales with Digium."
The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
For more information on Digium's Partner program, visit www.digium.com/partners.
Digium®, Inc. provides Asterisk® software, telephony hardware, and on-premises and hosted Switchvox business phone systems that deliver enterprise-class Unified Communications (UC) and UC as a Service (UCaaS) solutions at an affordable price. Digium is the creator, primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project; the world’s most widely used open source communications software. Asterisk turns an ordinary computer into a feature-rich communications server. A community of more than 80,000 developers and users worldwide uses Asterisk to create VoIP communication solutions in more than 170 countries. Since 1999, Digium has empowered developers to create innovative communications solutions based on open standards and open source software, providing an alternative to proprietary phone systems. Digium Switchvox Cloud and other cloud-based products and services are offered through Digium Cloud Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digium, Inc. Digium’s business communications products are sold through a worldwide network of reseller partners. More information is available at www.digium.com and www.asterisk.org.
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