Pax8’s Ryan Walsh Recognized as 2017 CRN® Channel Chief

DENVER, Feb. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pax8, the leading value-added cloud distributor, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Ryan Walsh, senior vice president of Partner Solutions, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

Walsh has more than 15 years of experience helping channel partners build successful cloud practices by enabling them to easily buy, sell, bill, and support cloud subscription services. Under his leadership, Pax8 is redefining how distribution works for the channel in a cloud-centric world.

“This distinguished award is a direct reflection of Ryan’s leadership, winning-strategy, and focus on transitioning service providers to the cloud,” said John Street, chief executive officer at Pax8. “As the market continues to shift toward cloud, Ryan is continuing to innovate, build relationships with best-of-breed cloud vendors, and create high-growth opportunities for partners. Ryan’s inclusion on the 2017 Channel Chief list is a well-deserved recognition, and we could not be more proud of his success.”

“It is an honor to be selected as a 2017 Channel Chief by CRN,” said Walsh. “The work we do at Pax8 is extremely gratifying because we get to help partners build their cloud strategy—ultimately helping them expand their businesses, provide more profit to their bottom line, and build deeper relationships with their customers. This award is also a reflection of the hard-working, driven, teammates I have the opportunity to collaborate with each day.”

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending, and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

“The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy and helping to advance the channel as a whole,” said Bob Faletra, chief executive officer at The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year.”

The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at

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About Pax8
Pax8 is the leading value-added cloud distributor offering top cloud products and solutions to the IT channel. The company is driving the business transition to the cloud through its comprehensive enablement and technology. The Pax8 cloud marketplace provides efficient and intelligent cloud product configuration so service providers can easily create and customize bundled solutions for their customers. To fuel partners’ success, Pax8 offers on-demand marketing programs, sales assistance and training, provisioning automation, and subscription billing. As the experts in cloud innovation, Pax8 is well-engineered to sell, assemble, and deliver quality cloud solutions to its worldwide channel of service providers. For more information, please visit Follow Pax8 on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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