Sage, a market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of the world's entrepreneurs, today announced that Paige Erickson, vice president of partner strategy and programs, has been named a 2016 Channel Chief by CRN Magazine. Channel Chiefs are chosen for their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community and innovative strategies.
This influential list represents the top leaders in the IT channel who have demonstrated loyalty and dedication to the channel while driving growth and revenue in their organization. The 2016 Channel Chiefs are selected by CRN's editorial staff for their continued promotion and execution of outstanding channel partner programs. Erickson was chosen for her commitment to building innovative channel programs that helped transform Sage into a forward thinking, partnercentric organization.
In her short time at Sage, Erickson has led the development of several programs and initiatives focusing on partner relationships and fulfillment. Recently, Erickson led the reinvigoration of the Sage North America Partner Program. The updated program focuses on gaining new customers while recognizing and rewarding partners. Erickson's team launched key initiatives in 2015 including the renewal of the Sage Business Partner Advisory Council to improve collaboration with Sage partners by leveraging their years of experience and expertise in the channel and the return of the President's Circle, a recognition trip for top-performing Sage partners.
"It is an honor and a privilege to be named a channel chief alongside many great leaders and advocates in the industry," said Paige Erickson, vice president of partner strategy and programs for Sage. "Our team has worked hard to implement new programs while keeping our customers and partners at the forefront; it's exciting to have our efforts recognized."
"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year."
The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.
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