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. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.
“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.”
Rihm has spent the past ten years growing CoreDial into a best-in-breed cloud communications provider and establishing the company’s award-winning entrepreneurial culture. Under Rihm’s leadership, CoreDial has experienced tremendous growth, attracting more than 440 partners at a rate of approximately 15 new partners per month. Partners are currently able to deliver measurable value to their customers, while realizing margins of up to 65 percent and double-digit growth rates. Rihm was also instrumental in building the CoreDial team to more than 100 employees, earning the company recognition as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Philadelphia region.
“Being named as a CRN Channel Chief for the third year running is not only a huge honor but also a testament to the great work we do at CoreDial to help our channel partners succeed. On behalf of the entire team at CoreDial, I look forward to continuing to serve the channel with innovative cloud solutions and top-notch customer service,” said Alan Rihm, CEO of CoreDial.
The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.