SANTA CLARA, Calif., – February 20, 2017 – Hortonworks, Inc. ® (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Chris Sullivan, senior vice president of global channels and alliances at Hortonworks, 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.
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.
Chris was named a 2017 Channel Chief for his leadership role in launching Hortonworks Partnerworks, a comprehensive global program to support and enable partners selling, implementing and innovating with Hortonworks solutions. The Partnerworks program preserves the foundational principles of open source and community contribution, and has given new structure and partnering opportunities to over 2,100 partners. In the past year, Chris drove new ways for partners to go-to-market with Hortonworks through digital marketing, customer facing activities and enhanced education, all of which have helped accelerate customers’ shift to a connected data architecture.
“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, CEO of 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.”
“Since its founding, Hortonworks’ strategy has always been to grow and enable the ecosystem which is why I am so pleased with the growth and success of our Partnerworks program to date,” said Chris Sullivan. “I am honored to be named a Channel Chief and look forward to continued global partner success.”
The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.
Hortonworks is an industry leading innovator that creates, distributes and supports enterprise-ready open data platforms and modern data applications that deliver actionable intelligence from all data: data-in-motion and data-at-rest. Hortonworks is focused on driving innovation in open source communities such as Apache Hadoop, Apache NiFi and Apache Spark. Along with its 2,100+ partners, Hortonworks provides the expertise, training and services that allow customers to unlock transformational value for their organizations across any line of business.
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