DURHAM, North Carolina – December 2, 2020 – SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has selected Sarah Hill, senior events specialist at SolarWinds MSP, as one of the IT channel’s 100 People You Don’t Know But Should for 2020. This annual list pays tribute to the below-the-radar best and brightest who power the channel every day.
Based on feedback from leading solution providers and industry executives, the CRN editorial team uses the 100 People You Don’t Know But Should list to draw attention to those outstanding channel players who may not be household names, but still work tirelessly to keep their partners thriving and the IT channel growing.
“Nobody in the channel has had to pivot more due to COVID-19 than event professionals. Along with our world-class events team, Sarah turned on a dime and quickly transformed our global community events into dynamic virtual engagements,” said John Pagliuca, president, SolarWinds MSP. “Her detailed and well-thought-out approach has had a huge impact on our partners—from education and training to business transformation and partnership building. Our thanks to CRN for recognizing people like Sarah who have taken extraordinary steps to make a difference in the channel this year.”
In 2020, SolarWinds MSP continued to build upon its commitment to fuel partner success and help MSPs create a more connected and efficient ecosystem through expanded collaborations and integrations with companies such as Microsoft® and Cisco®. In addition, earlier this year, the company launched the SolarWinds Head Nerds program to provide expert resources to partners and maximize MSP growth across security, automation, backup, and operations. And in June 2020, it introduced a 24/5 global customer care team, an expanded onboarding team, enhanced localized customer success managers, and new partner advisory groups to help drive MSP business growth and profitability.
“Managing a successful channel partner program today calls for a small team of people, but only a few channel chiefs tend to enjoy widespread recognition,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “With the 100 People You Don’t Know But Should, we are delighted to shine a spotlight on an exceptional group of unsung team members, giving them some of the acclaim they deserve for their indispensable contributions to channel success.”
SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI) is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software. Our products give organizations worldwide—regardless of type, size, or complexity—the power to monitor and manage their IT services, infrastructures, and applications; whether on-premises, in the cloud, or via hybrid models. We continuously engage with technology professionals—IT service and operations professionals, DevOps professionals, and managed services providers (MSPs)—to understand the challenges they face in maintaining high-performing and highly available IT infrastructures and applications. Targeted for MSPs, the SolarWinds MSP product portfolio delivers broad, scalable IT service management solutions that integrate layered security, collective intelligence, and smart automation. Our products are designed to enable MSPs to provide highly-effective outsourced IT services for their SMB end-customers and more efficiently manage their own businesses. Learn more today at www.solarwindsmsp.com.
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