Seattle – February 23, 2015 – SkyKick (www.skykick.com), the easiest way to Office 365, announced today thatComputer Reseller News (CRN) has selected SkyKick’s Vice President of Business Development Peter Labes as a 2015 CRN Channel Chief. CRN describes executives on this annual list as, “the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their channel partners.” The CRN editorial team chose Channel Chiefs based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.
“SkyKick’s mission is to help partners be successful in the cloud,” said Labes. “It’s an honor to receive this recognition, and I look forward to accelerating SkyKick’s impact on the channel and helping more partners move their customers to the cloud.”
Since leaving his leadership position with Microsoft for SkyKick in October 2014, Labes has rapidly expanded the company’s channel program and directed new products to market. In that short time period, he has successfully scaled SkyKick’s global market reach through new agreements with key distributors, IT solution providers, and channel service organizations. In addition, he partnered closely with Microsoft to provide channel partners special incentives to operationalize and accelerate their Office 365 practice.
“Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.
The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
SkyKick makes it fast, safe and easy for IT solution providers to move businesses to Microsoft Office 365. The company’s award-winning SMB and Enterprise Migration Suites help partners manage migration projects including the sales, planning, migration, management and on-site phases of their customer’s move to Office 365. SkyKick is a Microsoft Partner of the Year and is headquartered in Seattle. For more information visit www.skykick.com.