SOURCE: AppSense


October 02, 2015 09:00 ET

AppSense's Jed Ayres and Jim Airdo Named to CRN "100 People You Don't Know But Should" List

Unsung Champions and Heroes in the IT Channel

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 2, 2015) - AppSense, the global leader of user environment management (UEM) solutions for the secure endpoint, today announced that Jed Ayres, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Jim Airdo, Vice President of Channel have been recognized as two of the "100 People You Don't Know But Should" in the IT channel for 2015 by The Channel Company's CRN.

The CRN editorial team, assessing feedback from solution providers and other industry executives, compiles this list to celebrate under-the-radar channel-management team members from the industry's top vendors and distributors. Those selected have worked tirelessly to create, promote and manage programs and policies that support and drive the IT channel. 

The partner channel is highly valued at AppSense and helping to foster channel success is a primary company mission. Jed Ayres has been driving a worldwide channel partner program to explosive growth. His track record illustrates his devotion to providing highly successful marketing for channel partners. Jim Airdo has been successfully providing winning strategies and techniques to channel partners internationally along with unparalleled guidance and leadership. Together their efforts stand out as proof of innovation and thought leadership at AppSense.

"CRN recognizes that many unsung heroes deserve to be spotlighted for their behind-the-scenes efforts," says Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "This list honors those in the IT-channel trenches, toiling each day to achieve success for their companies and partners."

"AppSense uniquely offers one of the most compelling channel partner programs in the industry, and puts their investments where it counts," said Ira Silverman, CEO of Gotham Technologies Group. "By driving complete alignment with channel partners and delivering the innovative UEM technology that assures endpoint security, performance and user productivity, AppSense has proven that it understands what the channel wants and delivers it each step of the way."

"At AppSense, we've worked to design a world-class partner program that both fuels channel success and drives successful customer relationships," said Scott Arnold, President and CEO, AppSense. "Both Jed and Jim have played instrumental roles in driving value and compelling programs for our channel partners and we are pleased to have them recognized as channel champions to know." 

Showcased in the October issue of CRN, the "100 People You Don't Know But Should" list can be viewed at

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About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN®, XChange® Events, IPED® and SharedVue®, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

About AppSense
AppSense is the leading provider of UEM solutions for the secure endpoint. AppSense user virtualization technology allows IT to secure and simplify workspace control at scale across physical, virtual, and cloud-delivered desktops. AppSense Solutions have been deployed by over 3,500 enterprises worldwide to over 8 million endpoints. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA with offices around the world. For more information please visit

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