AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO – February 24, 2014 – AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the online security company for 177 million active users, announced today that Luke Walling has been named one of 2014 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.
CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales.
It is the second year running that former reseller and service provider Walling, who oversees all aspects of channel engagement from sales to technical support and marketing for AVG North America, has been named among CRN’s top Channel Chiefs. In the past 12 months Luke has used his deep appreciation of what most matters to resellers to help rapidly grow the partner-base actively involved with the AVG CloudCare™ cloud-based security services platform to around 2,500 partners.
“We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.
“To receive the CRN Channel Chief award for the second time is a tremendous compliment and I am absolutely thrilled,” said Walling. "This year we set ourselves the fresh challenge of retaining and growing an established community of channel partners through the acquisition of our AVG Managed Workplace® remote monitoring and management (RMM) application suite. The whole team has devoted passion and tireless energy into engaging with as many of those partners as possible in person to listen and respond to their recommendations. I am extremely proud of everyone involved.”
The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com