SAN RAMON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 2018--
Inc. (NASDAQ: FIVN), a leading provider of cloud software for the
enterprise contact center market, announced today that CRN®,
a brand of The
Channel Company, has named Wendell Black, vice president of global
channel and international business, to its prestigious list of 2018
Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders
in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their
organization through channel partners.
Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the
basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry,
dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving
future growth and innovation.
Since joining Five9 in October 2015, Black has led the Five9 channel
team to accelerate partner-related business year over year. Since
Black’s Channel Chief award in 2017, his role has expanded to include
the Five9 global partner network to support business growth.
“One of the biggest drivers aiding our expansion is the disruption in
the historical partner relationships from companies in bankruptcy or
acquisition transitions,” says Wendell Black, vice president global
channel and international business, Five9. “These risks have motivated
the partner community to build new relationships with proven technology
providers like Five9. Coupled with this is the desire of end users to
move to the cloud and adopt CCaaS options. The migration from CPE to
cloud is therefore fueling partner’s interest in the solutions Five9
provides to meet end user objectives.”
“The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their
exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel,” said
Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “These
individuals deserve special recognition for their development and
support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and
significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing
channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of
accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”
The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential
Channel Chiefs, is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs
and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.
Five9 is a leading provider of cloud software for the enterprise contact
center market, bringing the power of the cloud to thousands of customers
and facilitating more than three billion customer interactions annually.
Since 2001, Five9 has led the cloud revolution in contact centers,
helping organizations transition from legacy premise-based solutions to
the cloud. Five9 provides businesses with cloud contact center software
that is reliable, secure, compliant and scalable, which is designed to
create exceptional customer experiences, increase agent productivity and
deliver tangible business results. For more information visit www.five9.com.
Engage with us @Five9, LinkedIn, Facebook, Blog.
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 unequalled channel experience, we
draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for
ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com
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