RALEIGH, N.C. – February 29, 2024 — 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, to the prestigious 2024 CRN® Channel Chiefs list, which recognizes the IT vendor and distribution executives who are driving strategy and setting the channel agenda for their companies. View the list here.

This past year, Bob had effectively integrated the sales teams, hired new talent to cover emerging markets, and promoted leaders. He continues to invest in RapidScale’s channel program by hiring national and regional partner managers focused on developing strong relationships and ensuring partners have the resources and support they need to maximize their revenue opportunities.

As CRN’s Channel Chief for several consecutive years, Bob has made a significant impact on the channel and the team. Under his leadership, RapidScale has been a selected winner in CRN’s Channel Partner Program of the Year and MSP 500 list. Women under his leadership have been honored on CRN’s Women of the Channel. This past year, RapidScale was recognized with the Mobile Breakthrough Awards and ChannelVision’s Visionary Spotlight Award for Channel Partner Program of the Year and Managed Services. RapidScale has obtained recognition among the partner community, specifically with Intelisys’ “Cloud Provider of the Year” award and Sandler Partners’ Top Cloud Supplier Award.

“Technology can define a company’s ability to compete and win. As a channel-first company, RapidScale is committed to providing our partners technical resources, enablement tools, and expertise to expand their capabilities and drive value for their customers,” said Buchanan. “By leveraging the power of our robust portfolio of managed IT, private and public cloud services, our partners are in the best position to meet their clients’ needs regardless of where they might be on their technology journey.”

The Channel Chiefs list, released annually by CRN, showcases the top leaders throughout the IT channel ecosystem who work tirelessly to ensure mutual success with their partners and customers.

“These channel evangelists are dedicated to supporting solution providers and achieving growth by implementing robust partner programs and unique business strategies,” said Jennifer Follett, VP, US Content, and Executive Editor, CRN, at The Channel Company. “Their efforts are instrumental in helping partners bring essential solutions to market. The Channel Company is pleased to acknowledge these prominent channel leaders and looks forward to chronicling their achievements throughout the year.”

CRN’s 2024 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2024 issue of CRN® Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs. 

About RapidScale

Whether refreshing legacy IT systems or launching an app that will reach millions, RapidScale empowers your business with a complete set of private and public cloud solutions to simplify IT and unleash innovation.

From Infrastructure as a Service to AI, RapidScale brings you the best portfolio of managed services in the industry, backed by a deep bench of certified experts holding over 400 accreditations. RapidScale has helped hundreds of customers migrate to AWS and Azure while helping over 2000 customers drive the complexity and administration out of IT. RapidScale makes technology your biggest competitive advantage. For more information, visit http://www.rapidscale.net.

About Cox Communications 

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through technology. As the largest private broadband company in America, we operate fiber-powered networks in more than 30 states, providing connections and advanced managed IT and cloud services for nearly seven million homes and businesses nationwide. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that make each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.  

The commercial division of Cox Communications, Cox Business, provides a broad commercial solutions portfolio, includingadvanced managed IT and fiber-based network solutions that support connected environments, unique hospitality experiences, and diverse applications for nearly 370,000 businesses nationwide. For more information, please visit www.coxbusiness.com.  

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelcompany.com

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