For another consecutive year, Bob has been recognized for being a leading IT channel executive driving success for the channel community.
Raleigh, N.C., Feb. 9, 2023 — RapidScale, a Cox Business company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Bob Buchanan, senior director of sales for RapidScale, on its 2023 Channel Chiefs list. Every year, this list honors the IT channel executives who work tirelessly to advance the channel agenda and deliver successful channel partner programs and strategies.
As a notable leader in the IT channel space, Buchanan has been recognized on CRN’s prestigious annual list of Channel Chiefs for more than 3 years in a row. This past year he further expanded his company’s sales team to support partners in new and existing markets throughout the U.S., promoted leaders, and was instrumental in bringing in top talent across the organization. Buchanan established new National Partner Manager roles to further evolve RapidScale’s channel partner program and enhance sales enablement, so partners have the resources and support they need to unlock more revenue. Under his leadership, the company continues to increase in revenue, new business, and employee growth year over year. Furthermore, Buchanan has helped lead the company in achieving recognition among the partner community, specifically with Intelisys’ Cloud Provider of the Year Award, Sander Partners’ Top Cloud Supplier Award, and ChannelVision’s Visionary Spotlight Award for Channel Partner Program of the Year and Managed Services.
“Today’s enterprises heavily rely on our partners to make strategic technology decisions and prepare them for growth,” said Buchanan. “We’re committed to supporting partners in expanding their expertise and capabilities, driving more value for their customers, and delivering seamless user experience with innovative managed cloud and IT services.”
The 2023 Channel Chiefs have helped their solution provider partners and customers navigate an increasingly complex landscape of interconnected challenges and shifting industry dynamics. With the innovative strategies, programs, and partnerships of these Channel Chiefs in place, the solution provider community has continued to thrive.
The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the editorial staff based on their record of business innovation and dedication to the partner community. This year’s list represents the top IT executives responsible for building a robust channel ecosystem.
“Once again, this year’s list gives well-deserved recognition to the IT Channel Chiefs who are dedicated to driving the channel agenda and advocating for the development of strong channel partnerships,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Under their exceptional leadership, influence, and innovation, the IT channel vendor community continues to deliver solutions and services that meet the rapidly evolving needs of their solution provider partners and their customers.”
The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2023 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.
For IT and business leaders looking to scale, secure, and simplify their IT, RapidScale, a Cox Business Company, is the next-generation managed cloud services provider that aggregates best-in-class cloud technology under a single management portal, enabling IT to accomplish more and providing an exceptional end-user experience. By delivering simple and secure access to company data and applications from anywhere, any time, on any device, RapidScale sets itself apart from other cloud providers through its team of technology experts, award-winning end-user customer support, flexible co-management options, and easy-to-use management portal. For more information on RapidScale, visit http://www.rapidscale.net.
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