Justin Crotty and Raghu Kamath honored as two of the IT channel’s most powerful and influential executives
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 21, 2012 – NetEnrich, Inc., a global Remote Operations Center (ROC) with services designed to help managed service providers (MSPs) and solution providers (SPs) transform their IT operations, today announced that CRN Magazine has named its Senior Vice President and General Manager, Justin Crotty, and its Vice President of Partner Management, Raghu Kamath, as 2012 Channel Chiefs.
CRN Magazine publishes its prestigious Channel Chiefs list of most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel annually. The list recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry. This is the second year in a row that Justin Crotty has been named to the list for NetEnrich.
Crotty and Kamath were both chosen as 2012 Channel Chiefs for their role in championing NetEnrich’s efforts to provide VARs, MSPs and IT solution providers with a better and more profitable enterprise-scale IT operation for increasing recurring IT service revenues.
“NetEnrich provides the technology, engineering expertise and proven enterprise-class methods to transform the way IT solution providers service their SMB and SME end users,” says Crotty. “Through the NetEnrich ROC, our channel partners can maximize their valuable engineering time and gain the tools, service capability and scale that is necessary to deliver a better experience for their end clients. Our vision is to enable solution providers to serve as the go-to service providers for the SMB and mid-market – the thousands of small and midsized companies that don’t rely on offshore IT outsource companies for their remote IT infrastructure management today.”
Under the leadership of Crotty and Kamath, NetEnrich focuses on partner enablement and empowering services transformation for the IT channel. In 2011, the company invested in more channel expertise and resources to support its partners in developing a new services culture and go-to-market plan for managed services businesses.
“Our growing channel team is dedicated to working with our partners to evolve their focus from a technical/engineering services organization to a consultative services organization that is able to profitably grow their managed services and more confidently take on cloud management,” says Kamath. “No other service provider is better equipped to support the IT channel with the most sophisticated cloud environments, traditional data center technologies and on-premise small business technologies from a single source.”
For the ninth consecutive year, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.
“The 2012 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, UBM Channel. “Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is 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.”
Selected by CRN’s editorial staff, the 2012 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.
NetEnrich CEO, Raju Chekuri, acknowledges the recognition given by CRN Magazine, “Justin and Raghu have worked very hard over the past year to support our channel partners’ growth and profitability. We are honored to have them recognized as 2012 Channel Chiefs, and look forward to further enabling our partners with first-rate midmarket enterprise IT services that will better position their growth in the future, and during the coming year.”
About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)
UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.
NetEnrich transforms the way IT solution providers serve small-and-midsized enterprise businesses. NetEnrich’s Remote Operations Center (ROC) offers enterprise-class remote infrastructure management of complex systems and applications, networks, virtual environments, and the cloud, all at a predictable monthly service fee. Partners who use NetEnrich position themselves as strategic IT service providers to mid-market businesses, targeting new growth and business value on the OpEx side of IT budgets. NetEnrich services and technology power a comprehensive suite of remote “Closet to Cloud” managed services delivered by a secure ISO 27001 IT Operations Center working 24x7x365. Visit us at www.netenrich.com, follow us on Twitter @netenrich, or call 408-436-5928.
Suzanne Collier for NetEnrich