Digium, Inc., The Asterisk Company, announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Steve Harvey, Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Service, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations 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. Each of the 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

Harvey was instrumental in the development of Digium’s premises and cloud-focused partner channel. He has been a driving force behind the implementation and success of Digium’s award-winning Cloud Agent program. The program features tiered levels designed to suit a partner’s capabilities and business model, and includes incentives, benefits, training, certification and marketing promotions to help Digium’s cloud partners gain a competitive advantage in today’s growing hosted VoIP and business phone market. This year alone, Digium’s Agent community has grown by an impressive 39 percent.

“The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy and helping to advance the channel as a whole,” said Bob Faletra, CEO of 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 achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year.”

I am honored to be included as a 2017 CRN Channel Chief, and am particularly grateful to all of our partners who truly make Digium’s channel program outstanding, year after year,” Harvey said. “I am also grateful for the tireless and talented sales directors on my team without whom I would not qualify for this Channel Chief nomination. I believe what helps set our program apart is that we not only value our partners, but we leverage their expertise and local capabilities in a meaningful way. This philosophy helps ensure Digium continues to attract the very best partners in the industry.

The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

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