Chicago — February 24, 2023 — Nitel, a leading network as a service (NaaS) provider, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Jim Glackin, executive vice president of Channel Sales at Nitel, on its 2023 Channel Chiefs list. Every year, this list honors the IT channel executives who work tirelessly to advance the channel agenda and deliver successful channel partner programs and strategies.

“I am very pleased to be recognized as a 2023 Channel Chief by CRN,” Glackin said. “While this is a very special recognition in the world of the channel, I think it says a lot about Nitel as well. I can’t say enough about the support and commitment I get from Nitel regarding our efforts to make our channel programs the best in the industry.”

The 2023 Channel Chiefs have helped their solution provider partners and customers navigate an increasingly complex landscape of interconnected challenges and shifting industry dynamics. With the innovative strategies, programs, and partnerships of these Channel Chiefs in place, the solution provider community has continued to thrive.

The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the editorial staff based on their record of business innovation and dedication to the partner community. This year’s list represents the top IT executives responsible for building a robust channel ecosystem.

“Once again, this year’s list gives well-deserved recognition to the IT Channel Chiefs who are dedicated to driving the channel agenda and advocating for the development of strong channel partnerships,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “Under their exceptional leadership, influence, and innovation, the IT channel vendor community continues to deliver solutions and services that meet the rapidly evolving needs of their solution provider partners and their customers.”

The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs list was featured in the February 2023 issue of CRN Magazine and online at