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Belkin international’s Wayne Newton named to CRN top 100 list

 


Belkin International’s Wayne Newton Named To CRN Top 100 List

Annual List Recognizes Leaders Among Channel-Friendly North American Tech Businesses

 

Irvine, Calif. – July 17, 2014 –Belkin International and manufacturer of Linksys® branded SMB products today announced today that its Director of Business to Business Sales Director, Wayne Newton has been named to the prestigious 2014 CRN Top 100 list. CRN’s annual Top 100 list salutes the key players who continue to shape the way the channel does business.  These 100 leaders, hand-picked by the CRN Editorial staff, represent the top influencers, sales leaders, innovators and disruptors in the IT channel.

“The CRN Top 100 list is based on feedback gathered from technology solution providers throughout the year by CRN editors with rankings reflecting each company’s channel influence, effectiveness and visibility, along with its business and sales impact on the IT channel. Among the criteria considered are channel sales volume, channel investment and resources, channel advocacy, and performance in research projects conducted by The Channel Company's CRN Intelligence research arm, including its esteemed Annual Report Card and Channel Champions reports.”


“We have been extremely aggressive in the past year since we acquired Linksys to bring back the heritage of what the Linksys brand has represented for more than 25 years – quality and value,” said Wayne Newton, Director of B2B Sales for Belkin International. We have brought to market more than thirty new networking and security products purpose built for the SMB environment and a channel program that helps partners drive sales, increase profit, and better identify and generate new opportunities through sales training, incentives, and marketing/sales support. We are committed to building long lasting relationships with the channel that will help drive sales and growth.”


“The CRN Top 100 list is the ‘Who’s Who’ of the IT channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “Each individual on this list has left an indelible stamp on the IT channel this year. Some are industry veterans with innovative leadership styles. Others are rising stars who have demonstrated a deep commitment to the channel. All deserve recognition for helping push the channel forward toward new market opportunities.”


The CRN Top 100 honorees will be featured in the August issue of CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel, and will be available online at www.crn.com.


About Linksys
The Linksys brand has pioneered wireless connectivity since its inception in 1988 with its leading innovation and engineering strategies, and best-in-class technology, design, and customer service.  Linksys enables a connected lifestyle for people at home, at work and on the move, and with its award-winning products, simplifies home control, entertainment, security and Internet access through innovative features and a growing application and partner ecosystem. For more information, visit www.linksys.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or watch us on YouTube.


About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

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