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Dave Hallmen, Chief Revenue Officer at Scale Computing, Recognized as 2018 CRN® Channel Chief


Scale Computing Expands Channel Program, Enlists Scott Mann as New North American Director of Channel

INDIANAPOLIS (PRWEB) February 12, 2018

Scale Computing, a market leader in hyperconverged solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Chief Revenue Officer Dave Hallmen to its exclusive 2018 list of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs.

The executives on this annual list are part of an elite group drawn from the larger pool of Channel Chief honorees each year and represent the cream of the IT channel crop—leaders who drive the channel agenda and evangelize the importance of channel partnerships. This distinguished group is recognized for outstanding achievement in driving growth and revenue in their organization, as well as extraordinary leadership in the channel as a whole.

Hallmen was selected as a Channel Chief for his leadership in launching the Scale Partner Community, a newly reimagined channel program. The strategic program re-engineers Scale Computing's partner strategy and benefits offered to the channel, allowing Scale Computing to work more closely with partners both in North America and EMEA. Furthering this mission, Scale Computing promoted Scott Mann to North American Director of Channel.

"The executives on CRN's 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel," said Robert Faletra, executive chairman of The Channel Company. "These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy, and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief's impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes."    

All Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN's editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding partner programs. However, only 50 of these were selected for the Most Influential list, each singled out for his or her prominent role in guiding and shaping the IT channel itself.

"In 2017, Scale Computing grew its partner base by 100 percent and Dave's contributions played a major role in this," said Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder of Scale Computing. "Since joining Scale Computing in 2016, Dave has helped drive the company's success through the launch of the Scale Partner Community as well as his input on the HC3 certification training. With Dave, and the promotion of Scott Mann, we are putting all the right pieces in place for continued channel momentum in 2018."

The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.

About Scale Computing
Scale Computing is the industry leader in complete hyper-converged solutions with thousands of deployments spanning from the SMB to the distributed enterprise. Driven by patented technologies, HC3 systems install in minutes, can be expanded without downtime, self-heal from failures, and automatically optimize workloads to maximize price-performance.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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