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GreenPages' Chris Ward Named One of Top 25 Innovators of 2015
Annual CRN List Recognizes the IT Industry’s Foremost Channel Leaders
Kittery, ME—August 25, 2015—GreenPages, a leading systems integrator and cloud services company, announced today that Chris Ward, CTO, has been named one of the top 25 innovators of 2015 as part of The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Top 100 list. The annual list recognizes the efforts of agile decision makers who play an integral role in evolving the way the channel does business. These leaders, handpicked by the CRN editorial staff, were recognized across four categories: Most Influential, Sales Leaders, Disrupters, and Innovators.
In the Innovator category, Ward was acknowledged as one of the best and brightest pushing the technology envelope, driving corporate strategy from a visionary perspective, and delivering game-changing technology to customers.
“I am honored and humbled to have my name mentioned in the same breath as the other award recipients,” said Ward. “I’ve always possessed a passion for guiding our internal teams and clients through the ever-shifting technology landscape and I’m excited to continue this advisory role as we navigate through the revolutionary changes taking place today.”
As GreenPages’ CTO, Ward is responsible for driving the overall technical direction of the organization and evaluating new and emerging technologies to ensure GreenPages' consultants and architects are consistently certified to deliver the latest, most advanced IT services to support the needs of clients. Ward is an expert with virtualization and management/orchestration of virtual infrastructures in environments ranging from SMB through the enterprise. His broad virtualization, hybrid cloud computing, networking, data management, and collaboration experience help solve the most complex client business and technical challenges.
“The CRN Top 100 list recognizes an elite group of executives that demonstrate leadership skills and innovation that propel the IT channel forward,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “Each individual named on this exclusive list has overcome business challenges and capitalized on opportunities while demonstrating a passion and dedication to the IT channel. This list is comprised of industry veterans with years of proven leadership as well as newcomers taking the channel by storm. All deserve recognition for their outstanding efforts in evolving the channel forward into new market opportunities.”
GreenPages is a leading systems integrator and cloud services company that helps clients move toward software-defined, hyper-converged, and hybrid cloud infrastructure models to drive IT transformation, ITaaS, and business innovation. The company’s deep technology expertise, broad engineering certifications, and unique Cloud Management as a Service (CMaaS) solution provide clients across the U.S. with unparalleled visibility into and control of modern-era hybrid cloud environments.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN®, XChange® Events, IPED® and SharedVue®, is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more atwww.thechannelcompany.com.