September 21, 2015 17:05 ET

Sage Appoints Channel Champion as Vice President of Partner Strategy and Programs

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Sep 21, 2015) - Sage North America, a leading provider of business management software and services to small and medium businesses, today announced the appointment of Paige Erickson as vice president, Partner Strategy and Programs. Erickson will lead the management of the Sage Partner Channel including Partner Strategy, Partner Programs, Partner Development and Education, and Partner Communications.

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With more than 30 years of industry experience, Erickson brings with her an impressive record of building and managing teams in fast-paced, high-pressure environments. Erickson is skilled at creating partner strategies, messaging and go-to-market models. In addition, Erickson is an expert at developing new partner programs and launching partner networks, including comprehensive partner training and certification programs.

"Paige's understanding of the channel and passion for innovative programs will push Sage to progress and lead across the industry," said Rich Spring, chief revenue officer for Sage North America. "Her dedication to all things channel is a turning point for Sage as we continue our transformation toward a more partner-focused mind-set." 

"I am thrilled to join a team that is dedicated to capitalizing on new developments in our industry while ensuring the continued success of both our customers and partners" said Erickson. "I'm excited to bring my experience of building innovative partner and channel programs to Sage and look forward to seeing the positive results we generate together for both our partners and customers."

As a channel veteran, Erickson is the recipient of multiple awards and industry recognition including CRN Channel Chief, CRN Top Women of the Channel, VARBusiness Top Executives, and a Five Star Rating from VARBusiness.

Erickson's past roles include senior vice president of business development for Billtrust, VP of partners & alliances at CA Technologies, and 15 years of leadership roles with BMC Software.

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