SOURCE: Xirrus


February 22, 2016 09:00 ET

Xirrus Channel Executives Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chiefs

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2016) - Xirrus, the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Xirrus CMO and Vice President Channel Sales, Jillian Mansolf and Senior Director, Sales and Channels, Malissa King to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN's editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

To expand Xirrus' network of global channels and address the growing demand for fast, reliable Wi-Fi, Mansolf and King built the Xcellerate Partner Program from the ground up. Launched in May 2015, Xcellerate enables new and existing partners to easily and on board and successfully sell and market Xirrus' high-density, secure Wi-Fi solutions. Xirrus now offers a full circle program that includes lead generation for the channel enabling partners to reach new markets and close larger opportunities.

Mansolf and King bring decades of combined experience in sales leadership, enterprise marketing, channel marketing and channel management to their respective roles at Xirrus. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, they have helped drive the company's global growth and expansion. In the past year, Xirrus saw a 30 percent increase in the number of active partners in its community, and a recent survey of partners gave the Xcellerate partner portal a 97 percent approval rating.

"We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year."

"We are thrilled to be recognized as CRN 2016 Channel Chiefs, among such an influential group of leaders," said Jillian Mansolf, CMO and vice president channel sales at Xirrus. "This acknowledgment underscores Xirrus' continued commitment to providing channel partners with the most innovative Wi-Fi solutions, along with top-of-the-line resources and programs to help them succeed."

"It's an honor to receive this recognition from CRN's prestigious award program, and we look forward to continuing to build upon our fast-growing Xcellerate Partner Program," said Malissa King, senior director of sales and channels at Xirrus. "Our team will continue to focus on fostering success for our channel partners by designing innovative Wi-Fi products for businesses that need fast, reliable and secure connectivity."

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at

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About Xirrus, Inc.
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Xirrus solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances, offering consistent "wired-like" performance with superior coverage and security. The Xirrus suite of Wi-Fi optimized solutions -- high density access points, access points and cloud services -- provide seamless connectivity and unified management across the network. Xirrus provides a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage to industries that depend on wireless to operate business-critical applications. With tens of thousands of customer solutions deployed globally, Xirrus maintains operations and partnerships across the globe and is a privately held company, headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA. For more information please visit: and follow us on Twitter:@Xirrus.

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