CHICAGO, IL – February 8, 2021 Nitel, a leading nationwide next-generation technology services provider, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Mark A. Dickey, executive vice president of sales and marketing, to its 2021 list of Channel Chiefs. The prestigious CRN® Channel Chiefs list, released annually, recognizes leading IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate outstanding leadership, influence, innovation, and growth.

Last year, Mark led a seasoned sales organization to its highest grossing sales year in the history of the company, continuing Nitel’s long history of growth and success.

Mark has also been the catalyst of the company’s recent expansion of its channel strategy.  In targeting cloud MSPs and systems integrators, Nitel will deliver sought-after recurring revenue streams to these partner organizations through its next-generation network offerings. The partnerships will result in greater simplicity and customization for customers undergoing IT digital transformation.

“We will enable these new alliance partners to modernize and optimize their enterprise customers’ networks while seamlessly aligning with their cloud journeys and business transformations. These alliances will now be equipped to deliver a complete, end-to-end solution that doesn’t require them to be network experts. We enable our partners to leverage the expertise of our team to design custom solutions for their customers in a way that simplifies the complexities of their digital transformation,” said Dickey.

The 2021 Channel Chiefs are prominent leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies, programs and partnerships. All honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff based on their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments as channel advocates.

“CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list includes the industry’s biggest channel evangelists, a group of individuals who work tirelessly on behalf of their partners and drive growth through the development of strong partner programs and innovative business strategies that help bring business-critical solutions to market,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The Channel Company is proud to recognize these channel influencers and looks forward to following their continued success.”

CRN’s 2021 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN® Magazine and online at

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