ATLANTA, Ga. – February 14, 2018 – Sage, a global technology company and leader in business management innovation, today announced that Scott Ehmen, Vice President of Partner Strategy for Sage North America and Taylor Macdonald, Senior Vice President of Channel Sales at Sage Intacct, have been named to CRN’s prestigious list of Top Channel Chiefs for 2018. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organization 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 2018 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 CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel,” said Robert Faletra, Executive Chairman of The Channel Company. “These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”
At Sage, Ehmen is responsible for creating partner strategies and programs that support sales growth, profitability and customer satisfaction for the Sage partner ecosystem in North America, including VARs, System Integrators, and ISVs.
Sage North America has ushered in a new era of partner relationship management. Sage simplified its partner program to help partners meet or elevate their tier status and be more successful. The Sage partner ecosystem this year exceeded revenue production levels not seen since 2015.
Taylor Macdonald has more than 25 years of experience building and operating some of the largest and most successful channel programs in the world for financial and ERP software providers. At Sage Intacct, Macdonald is responsible for managing the Sage Intacct Value Added Reseller (VAR) and CPA channel initiatives, and has played a vital role in growing Sage Intacct’s channel program since its inception.
Sage Intacct’s Partner program is designed to foster a network of partners that deliver comprehensive, high quality services, support, and software to help companies get maximum value from their Sage Intacct investment. The Sage Intacct Partner Program has attracted the cream of the crop, boasting 31 of the Top 100 CPA firms and 30 of the Top 100 VARs in the industry – the most of any cloud financial management software provider. During 2017, the program added 31 new VAR partners and 45 new IAP partners, while turning away six to seven times as many firms that didn’t make the cut.
The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.
Sage (FTSE: SGE) is the global market leader for technology that helps businesses of all sizes manage everything from money to people – whether they’re a start-up, scale-up or enterprise. We do this through Sage Business Cloud - the one and only business management solution that customers will ever need, comprising Accounting, Financials, Enterprise Management, People & Payroll and Payments & Banking.
Our mission is to free business builders from the burden of admin, so they can spend more time doing what they love – and we do that every day for three million customers across 23 countries, through our 13000 colleagues and a network of accountants and partners. We are committed to doing business the right way, and giving back to our communities through Sage Foundation.
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Sage Intacct is the innovation and customer satisfaction leader in Cloud Financial Management. With the powerful combination of Sage and Intacct, the Sage Business Cloud offers the best capabilities of both companies. Bringing cloud computing to finance and accounting, Sage Intacct’s innovative and award-winning applications are the preferred financial applications for AICPA business solutions. In use by organizations from startups to public companies, Sage Intacct is designed to improve company performance and make finance more productive. Hundreds of leading CPA firms and Value Added Resellers also offer Sage Intacct to their clients. The Sage Intacct system includes accounting, cash management, purchasing, vendor management, financial consolidation, revenue recognition, subscription billing, contract management, project accounting, fund accounting, inventory management, and financial reporting applications, all delivered through the cloud.
Sage Intacct is based in San Jose, California and an entity of Sage, the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of entrepreneurs and business builders and a FTSE 100 business. For more information on Sage Intacct, please visit www.sageintacct.com or call 877-437-7765. Connect with Sage Intacct on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
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Lisa Williams, Sage, 781-924-1171
Brittany Benson, Sage Intacct, 408-620-3928