Kimberly King, VP Of Global Partners And Channels At Progress, Recognized As A CRN 2014 Channel Chief

Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced that Kimberly King has been named one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

Progress has worked with 2,000+ partners in 140+ countries to develop its industry-leading Partner Program,  Partner+. Progress provides a consultative relationship that offers partners around the world a wealth of resources to meet their customers’ needs, grow and sustain a profitable business, and achieve long-term business goals. Through its award-winning empowerment programs, Progress Partners have access to experts who help them solve business and technical challenges in their markets. Progress works with its partners throughout the business opportunity cycle; from concept to deployment and optimization, to drive business growth.

CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales. The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at

Executive Quotes:

Phil Pead, CEO of Progress said, “Progress is dedicated to developing and providing real-world products and services designed to speed and simplify application development, making it possible for our partners to bring their ideas to reality. We are proud that Kimberly has once again been recognized for her efforts in driving a successful Partner+ program as we continue to bring best-in-class offerings and expertise to our growing global partner community.”

Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, said, “We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success.”

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