February 25, 2015 07:07 ET

Venyu's Business Development Manager Recognized as 2015 CRN Channel Chief

Blake Allen Takes Award for Increasing Partners' Profit via Tailoring Cloud Offerings to Channel Needs

BATON ROUGE, LA--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2015) - Venyu, a leader in business continuity, cloud-based virtualization, and battle-tested data recovery, today announced Blake Allen has been named to the prestigious list of the 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs. Allen was recognized for his help developing new revenue models that enable channel partners to improve profitability via more efficient packaging, streamlining and implementation of VenyuCloud offerings. Net result: In 2014 Venyu's channel program experienced a 30 percent revenue growth and a 30 percent increase in new channel partners.

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, industry ranking, 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. Blake Allen stood out from other applicants due to his proven success in establishing channel programs that help partners consistently improve their bottom line. Through Allen's guidance in 2014, Venyu has implemented program changes that allow partners to quickly provide accurate customer quoting, faster implementation of solutions, as well as improve customer support and profit margins. 

"Venyu recognizes that a large part of the company's success is due to our partners' support," Allen said. "To continue our partners' success, we are constantly reviewing our channel program and administering new ways to help them improve their sales and support. As a result, we have several partners who experienced 200 percent growth in 2014. I'm proud CRN has acknowledged our channel program with this prestigious award and grateful to our partners for their sales skills, product knowledge and continued support of Venyu."

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

"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. 

About Venyu
Venyu is a premier provider of data center, managed hosting, cloud, virtualization and data protection solutions. By leveraging Venyu's portfolio of innovative, ROI-focused solutions, including VenyuCloud and RestartIT, within secure, highly available data centers, organizations can reduce IT costs while increasing security and scalability. For more information about Venyu and its industry-leading offerings, please visit Your Data Made Invincible™.

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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