SOURCE: D-Link Systems, Inc.

D-Link Systems, Inc.

March 14, 2011 08:00 ET

Nick Tidd, President of D-Link North America, Recognized as a 2011 Channel Chief by Everything Channel's CRN Magazine

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - March 14, 2011) - D-Link, the end-to-end networking solutions provider for consumers, businesses, and service providers, today announced that Nick Tidd has been named a 2011 Channel Chief by the Everything Channel's CRN Magazine. Channel Chiefs are leaders in creating effective channel programs for solution providers. They consistently defend, promote and execute effective channel partner programs and strategies.

As President, Tidd implements strategies that drive D-Link's small business and medium enterprise channel leadership position in North America. Under his direction, the company launched its best-in-class partner program, which includes compelling financial incentives that are unique to the industry. Since the program's launch, the rate of new partner acquisition has increased ten-fold.

In addition, Tidd recently helped implement the fastest launch of the Salesforce.com automation platform in the history of Salesforce.com, driving robust efficiencies throughout the organization to ensure better response time to the channel. Tidd also realigned field, inside sales and marketing teams to better serve key geographic and vertical marketplaces.

This year's Channel Chiefs were chosen based on Everything Channel's editorial criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.

"This year's Channel Chiefs offer tremendous insight into the who's who of the Channel," said Kelley Damore, vice president, editorial director, Everything Channel. "Top channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel's voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships. We applaud this year's Channel Chiefs for their successful partner programs and strategies."

This is the second consecutive year Tidd has been honored as a CRN Channel Chief. In addition, Everything Channel has previously recognized Tidd for his accomplishments and commitment to the channel, naming him a CRN "Top 25 Channel Sales Leader" in 2010 and a ChannelWeb "Top 25 Channel Maverick" in 2009.

For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, visit http://www.crn.com. The Channel Chief list was published in the Feb. 21 issue.

About D-Link
D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit at www.dlink.com or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).

About Everything Channel
Everything 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, Everything 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. Everything Channel is a UBM company (http://www.ubm.com). To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/everythingchnl.

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