Oracle NetSuite Corporate Communications
Senior Director, Global Communications
Craig West is the ‘Cloud’ Chief, Pioneering the Channel Sales Horizon
SAN MATEO, Calif.—March 14, 2011—NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, today announced that Craig West has been named a Channel Chief by the Everything Channel's CRN for the third consecutive year. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers. They have consistently defended, promoted and executed effective channel partner programs and strategies. The accolade was awarded to West for executing successful game changing cloud channel strategies for NetSuite.
West joined NetSuite in 2002 and has since played a critical role in the strategic development, growth and success of NetSuite's Solution Provider Program. Launched in 2002, the NetSuite Solution Provider Program has brought hundreds of solution providers to the cloud. With cloud computing at the forefront of the hottest current trends, the NetSuite Solution Provider program offers a wealth of opportunities to grow channel business, with industry-leading margins and incentives.
This year's Channel Chiefs were chosen by Everything Channel editorial based on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.
"We have received numerous awards from CRN over the past few years for our continued success with channel programs, partners and the cloud, and CRN's repeated acknowledgment is an outstanding honour," said Craig West, Vice President, Channel Sales at NetSuite.
"Being named a Channel Chiefis one of the most prestigious honours in the IT industry. This year's Channel Chiefs offer tremendous insight into the who's who of the Channel," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. "Top channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships. We applaud this year's Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies."
For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, visit www.channelweb.com. The Channel Chief list was published in the February 21, 2011 issue.
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NetSuite Inc. is the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites. NetSuite enables companies to manage core key business operations in a single system, which includes Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Accounting, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Ecommerce. NetSuite's "real-time dashboard" technology provides an easy-to-use view into up-to-date, role-specific business information. For more information about NetSuite Inc., please visit www.netsuite.com.au.
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