SOURCE: Xirrus


February 21, 2012 09:00 ET

Xirrus Executive Recognized as One of CRN's 2012 Channel Chiefs

Wireless Networking Veteran Kevin Hollenbach Brings Strong Channel Background to Bolster Xirrus' Partnerships

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2012) - Xirrus, the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks, announced today that Kevin Hollenbach, vice president, America Sales, has been named one of CRN's 2012 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

Hollenbach brings more than 25 years of sales leadership to Xirrus, driving enterprise growth across the Americas. Throughout his career, Hollenbach has assisted in creating service provider and U.S. enterprise strategies, bringing increased market penetration and profitability in challenging markets. Prior to joining Xirrus, he was instrumental in driving double-digit sales increases for companies such as Amdahl, Cisco, Hitachi Data Systems, and most recently Juniper Networks. Hollenbach exemplifies a consistent history of promoting customer-focused environments, inspiring top performance from individuals and teams, and establishing and nurturing C-level relationships.

For the ninth consecutive year, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.

"Xirrus is a champion of the channel," said Dirk Gates, founder and CEO of Xirrus. "With a pledge to offer the best infrastructure for wireless across a breadth of industries, it's critical that we execute flawlessly in managing and supporting our channel partners. Kevin brings the channel focus, keen technology insights, and customer responsiveness that have contributed strongly to our growth."

"The 2012 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, VP, editorial director, UBM Channel. "Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community."

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2012 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at

"This award validates our dedication to the channel and reflects the feedback we regularly hear from our partners -- that Xirrus offers the most comprehensive, reputable, and financially rewarding channel program in the wireless networking industry," said Kevin Hollenbach, vice president, America Sales for Xirrus. "With our new channel program launch last year, we are building a best-in-class program and we work closely with our partners to exceed goals and deliver solutions that drive results. We are honored to have been recognized as one of the industry's leading Channel Chiefs for 2012."

About Xirrus
Xirrus is the leading provider of high-performance wireless networks. Our array-based solutions perform under the most demanding circumstances -- always. Their wired-like reliability and superior security allow our customers to confidently take their business-critical applications and operations mobile. Our solutions are unique in the industry, transforming enterprises and organizations around the world. At a time when everyone expects to connect wirelessly everywhere and business is increasingly done in the cloud, Xirrus wireless solutions are providing a vital strategic business and IT infrastructure advantage in thousands of deployments worldwide. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Xirrus is a privately held enterprise designing and manufacturing its products and solutions in the USA.

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