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Fuze, the leading cloud-based communications and collaboration platform provider for the modern global enterprise, announced today that CRN ® , a brand of The Channel Company, has named Fuze Chief Sales Officer Chris Doggett to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually drive growth and revenue in their organizations through their channel partners.


Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.


“As the unified communications and collaboration market continues to mature, partnerships have become a key element of our overall growth strategy,” said Chris Doggett, chief sales officer, Fuze. “This recognition combined with our 5-star partner program rating reflects the success of our entire team in redefining our partner programs and the relationships with our channel partners over the last 18 months.  Today, Fuze partners are having a big impact on our joint customers––accelerating their shift to a modern communications platform, decreasing their costs, and driving end-user productivity.”


In 2018, Chris expanded the Global Partner Program (GPP) to enable partners to resell the Fuze platform in addition to the existing referral model and also launched the Professional Services (PS) Partner Program, hosting Fuze’s first PS Partner Summit in October. These program expansions significantly increased Fuze’s service delivery business through the partner community, while doubling Fuze’s channel headcount globally.


“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”


The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at crn.com/channelchiefs and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.


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About Fuze
Fuze is a global cloud communications and collaboration software platform for the enterprise. Through an innovative and consumer-inspired unified experience, Fuze enables seamless transition between voice, video, messaging, and content sharing. Fuze empowers the digital workforce anytime, anywhere, and across any device. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Fuze has additional locations including New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Irvine, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta, Ottawa, London, Reading (UK), Amsterdam, Aveiro (Portugal), Paris, Munich, Switzerland, Copenhagen, and Sydney. For more information, visit www.fuze.com.


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