BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/06/13 -- Continuum, a leading provider of managed service solutions, announced today that Steve Ricketts, vice president of marketing, has been named one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.
"I am honored to be named Channel Chief," said Steve Ricketts. "Continuum is completely committed to our partners' success through a broad set of marketing and sales enablement, training, and technical support programs. We are making significant, across-the-board investments to help our partners be the most profitable managed services providers in the industry."
For over 10 years, 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.
"The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, Senior Vice President, Editorial Director, CRN. "Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community."
Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the Feb. 15 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.
Continuum provides a leading SaaS-based managed services platform that managed services providers (MSPs) use to efficiently backup, monitor, troubleshoot, and maintain all client devices connected to the network including desktops, servers, smart phones, tablets and other endpoints. The comprehensive platform provides an intelligent remote monitoring and management (RMM) solution, comprehensive 24 x 7 Service Desk and an advanced backup and disaster recovery (BDR) offering branded Continuum Vault -- all integrated with an industry-leading network operations center (NOC), delivering a single, unified managed services experience. The company currently employs more than 650 professionals worldwide, supports over 3,300 MSPs, and monitors more than 500,000 endpoints. The principal owner of Continuum is Summit Partners (www.summitpartners.com), a Boston based growth equity firm that has raised more than $15 billion in assets. For more information, please visit www.continuum.net.
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