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Wayne Newton, Director of Channel Sales at Belkin International, Recognized as 2015 CRN Channel Chief


Wayne Newton, Director of Channel Sales at Belkin International, Recognized as 2015 Crn Channel Chief


Playa Vista, CA, March 2, 2015 Belkin International, a leading provider of business and consumer solutions through the Belkin, Linksys and WeMo brands, announced today that Wayne Newton 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.


“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.


“This honor salutes our teams’ effort to building a channel program and strategy that address today’s resellers,” said Wayne Newton, director of channel sales, Belkin International. “Over the past year we have brought back more than 40 Linksys networking solutions to address value and quality for the SMB reseller, while also building on our mobility, power management and secure KVM products for business, education and government. The growing success of our new Partner Advantage program helps both Linksys and Belkin partners drive sales, increase profit, and better identify and generate new opportunities through sales training, incentives and marketing/sales support. This is a just the start and we look forward to growing and engaging with the channel.”


The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.


About Belkin International, Inc.

Today the three brands of Belkin International, Belkin, Linksys and WeMo, enhance the technology that connects people to the activities and experiences they love. Across all brands, the company’s expertise has been proven in wireless home and business networking solutions with Linksys, mobile accessories, cables, power management and education solutions via Belkin products and, home automation through our WeMo brand. Visit www.belkinbusiness.com or www.linksys.com/business for more information on our channel solutions.


About The Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, 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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