Alan Laing, EVP, Partners and Alliances at Sage Recognized as 2017 CRN® Channel Chief


Atlanta (February 20, 2017)Sage, the market leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment solutions, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has added Alan Laing, EVP, Partners and Alliances at Sage, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives on the 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.
"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."
Prior to joining Sage in February 2015, Laing was SVP of Western Europe at Avaya, a global communications technology provider. In just under two years since joining Sage, Laing has built upon Sage’s heritage of strong partnerships, growing global relationships with Salesforce, Microsoft, Apple and Slack. Laing has also successfully supported the global partner division in achieving more than 200 new ISVs, 100 of which are now fully integrated ISVs on the Sage Marketplace.
"I am thrilled to be recognized as a 2017 CRN Channel Chief," said Laing. "This award underscores the impact our entire partner program has in the industry. As we continue to build a market-leading brand, we look forward to innovating our solutions by adding strategic partners to our global channel."
The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at

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