TORONTO, ON (Feb. 6, 2024) – Aptum, a global cloud solutions provider specializing in technology consulting and managed services, announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Michael Stephens, Vice President, Partnerships and Strategic Alliances, to the prestigious 2024 CRN® Channel Chiefs list, which recognizes the IT vendor and distribution executives who are driving strategy and setting the channel agenda for their companies.
Stephens has nearly three decades of experience in sales and partner strategy roles. In 2023, Stephens joined Aptum, where he is responsible for the company’s global partner strategy and implementing new programs with trusted ISVs, SaaS, technology distributors, and digital natives to accelerate growth. Prior to Aptum, Stephens was the Global Partner Channel Chief at Rackspace Technology and Vice President of Channels for CenturyLink.
“We’re incredibly proud of Michael for being recognized as a Channel Chief by CRN,” said Ian Rae, CEO and President of Aptum. “He is a tremendous asset to our team as we expand our partnerships and services to better serve our customers. Michael is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced professionals in the Channel space, and we’re honored to have him on our team.”
The Channel Chiefs list, released annually by CRN, showcases the top leaders throughout the IT channel ecosystem who work tirelessly to ensure mutual success with their partners and customers.
“These channel evangelists are dedicated to supporting solution providers and achieving growth by implementing robust partner programs and unique business strategies,” said Jennifer Follett, VP, US Content, and Executive Editor, CRN, at The Channel Company. “Their efforts are instrumental in helping partners bring essential solutions to market. The Channel Company is pleased to acknowledge these prominent channel leaders and looks forward to chronicling their achievements throughout the year.”
CRN’s 2024 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2024 issue of CRN® Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.
Aptum is a global cloud solutions provider specializing in technology consulting and managed services. With over 20 years of deep technical knowledge and comprehensive hybrid multi-cloud expertise, Aptum advises organizations on infrastructure modernization, business transformation, application migrations and cloud-native development. Its cloud platform-agnostic approach and certified expertise provide customers with the tools and insight to control and optimize workloads across hyperscale, regional, private, and edge cloud platforms. Aptum serves customers in North America, Latin America, UK, and Europe, and is a portfolio company of DigitalBridge, a global investment firm dedicated to strategic opportunities in digital infrastructure. For more information, visit www.aptum.com.
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