SOURCE: Adaptive Planning
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 26, 2012) - Adaptive Planning, the worldwide leader in cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes, announced today that Kevin Colgate, Sr. Director of Strategic Alliances, has been named one of CRN's 2012 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.
Kevin Colgate was chosen for his leadership in building Adaptive Planning's worldwide channel and alliance program. In this role, Colgate has successfully recruited and enabled VARS, business partners, and ISVs. In 2011, Adaptive Planning's network of over 200 global channel partners, including NetSuite, played an increasingly important role in the company's business, driving 33 percent of the company's new bookings and influencing 50 percent of new sales.
For the ninth consecutive year, 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.
"We are pleased to see Kevin Colgate recognized as a 2012 Channel Chief by CRN," says John Herr, CEO, Adaptive Planning. "His leadership and vision in helping partners of all types understand how to capitalize on the cloud computing opportunity has been remarkable. Adaptive Planning has the strongest channel partner program in the corporate performance management space and we are aggressively investing to expand our worldwide partner channel going forward."
"The 2012 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, UBM Channel. "These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community."
Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2012 Channel Chiefs list is featured in CRN Magazine at http://www.crn.com/channel-chiefs/cc2012-details.htm?c=7.
About Adaptive Planning
Adaptive Planning is the worldwide leader in cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes. The company's software as a service (SaaS) platform allows finance and management teams to work together to plan, monitor, report on, and analyze financial and operational performance. With capabilities for budgeting, forecasting, reporting, consolidation, dashboards, and business intelligence, Adaptive Planning enables finance, sales, and other business leaders to make better, faster, more collaborative decisions that drive a true competitive advantage.
Adaptive Planning is being used by over 1,200 organizations worldwide, from midsized companies and nonprofits to large corporations, including AAA, Boston Scientific, CORT, Konica Minolta, NetSuite, Philips, and Vail Resorts. The company is the 8th fastest growing company in Silicon Valley on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ list; has the #1 brand in midmarket CPM; and ranks #1 in customer satisfaction in independent industry surveys. NetSuite, the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP software suites, offers a specialized version of Adaptive Planning as the NetSuite Financial Planning module. Adaptive Planning is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and is funded by Norwest Venture Partners, Royal Bank of Canada, ONSET Ventures, Monitor Ventures, and Cardinal Venture Capital.
About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)
UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.
UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com