Richard Steranka, VP Worldwide Channels for Avaya Recognized as one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs

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For Immediate Release:25 Feb 2014

Santa Clara, Calif. --Avaya, a global leader in business communications and collaboration software and services announced today that Richard Steranka has been named one of CRN’s 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.
Richard Steranka has helped accelerate the midmarket, networking and video business practices of Avaya’s partners while creating new paths for capturing market share in areas such as Cloud solutions. He has advanced the Avaya channel partner go-to-market strategy through his focus on channel growth and the ongoing evolution of the Avaya Connect Partner Program. Under Richard’s leadership, Avaya has taken steps to improve the profitability of Avaya channel partners by increasing partner margins and decreasing the cost of doing business.
The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
Quotes:
"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."
Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company
"Our channel partners are highly skilled, hard-working, independent business people. In all we do, we are acutely aware of the fact that they have selected and invested their business with Avaya. We endeavor to build our relationship on mutual trust and respect for their business goals."
Richard Steranka, vice president, Worldwide Channel, Avaya
About Avaya
Avaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information, please visit www.avaya.com.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. 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.
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