SOURCE: Global Convergence, Inc.

Global Convergence, Inc.

February 23, 2015 09:30 ET

Short, President, Global Sales & Marketing, and Lewis, Senior Vice President, Channel Sales at Global Convergence, Inc. (GCI) Both Recognized as 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs

OLDSMAR, FL--(Marketwired - Feb 23, 2015) - Global Convergence, Inc., a U.S.-based value-added distributor with a full, channel-driven IT services portfolio, announced today that Simon Short and Richard Lewis have been named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs. The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support for the channel by consistently defending, promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies.

Simon Short was instrumental in the launch of GCI's international operations and the expansion of its global presence. "GCI holds a firm vision and belief that our Channel Partners and their end customers face growing demands for IT solutions to be delivered in a fast, seamless manner, consistently and globally," said Short. "Supporting the channel with coverage in 170 countries, our size, expertise and agility make it possible for us to offer the channel truly global capability."

Richard Lewis, also recognized as a 2014 Channel Chief, restructured GCI's inside solutions team to evangelize its unique portfolio, enable partner development and provide an exceptional customer experience for its partner and strategic vendor community. "GCI's business model continues to attract new channel partners interested in solutions that enhance their existing offerings and provide opportunities to differentiate themselves from the competition." said Lewis.

"Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

"I'm really proud of the channel-driven solutions and services we've provided to help our partners deliver higher value to their customers and that have squarely placed and preserved Global Convergence's channel leadership on the CRN Channel Chief list for 2015," said Jim Bradshaw, Chairman and CEO at Global Convergence. "My congratulations to both Simon and Rick for this significant recognition."

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN, and online at

About Global Convergence, Inc.

Founded in 1990, Global Convergence Inc. (GCI) is the channel's services and solutions company. GCI empowers solution providers to bring innovative and disruptive technologies to market, that complement their portfolio and provide them with new revenue opportunities. With a strong foundation as a U.S.-based value-added distributor with a full, channel-driven IT services portfolio specializing in voice and data networks and enterprise mobility, GCI has global capabilities in 170 countries. Learn more at or follow us Twitter @GlobalConverg.

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

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