Dialpad, Inc., the industry leader in AI-powered communication and collaboration, today announced that Mike Kane, SVP, Global Partner Sales, was recognized among the 20 honorees on the first Channel Futures Channel Leaders list. The list recognizes these individuals as leaders who will determine the future of the channel as they redefine the partner-supplier relationship.
The communications and collaboration channel leaders were selected based on their companies’ market share, growth potential, strength of partner network, scope of partner program and the individual’s impact on the partner ecosystem.
In 2017, Dialpad hired Mike Kane as the company’s first-ever channel employee. In his first five years, Mike accomplished his goal of proving the value of the channel, and by doing so, helped push the company forward into a rapid growth phase and empowered Dialpad’s growing number of ecosystem partners to succeed. As a champion of channel growth, and because of Mike’s leadership, Dialpad has grown its channel program from a team of one to over 40 employees in the last four years. Mike is responsible for all channel go-to-market strategy, enablement, qualified pipeline and revenues across North America, EMEA and APAC.
“Mike has played an instrumental role in the company’s growth over the last five years and I couldn’t think of a more deserving person for this recognition,” said Craig Walker, CEO & Founder of Dialpad. “As we enter the next era of Dialpad, it is critical that we enable our channel partners and customers with the tools and solutions essential to propel long-term growth. This includes Ai-powered insights that enable them to unlock productivity and collaboration in the hybrid world while improving customer experiences and customer satisfaction during uncertain economic times. Mike and the channel team will continue to play a critical role in this larger company initiative.”
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“I am honored to be recognized by Channel Futures and to have our channel philosophy validated,” said Mike Kane, SVP, Global Partner Sales. “From day one, our goal has been, and remains to this day, to be the easiest provider for partners to work with. As Dialpad has scaled and grown over the years, I’m proud to be able to say that we have been able to maintain that. We continue to be the easiest solution for partners, eliminating friction and boosting our partnership efforts with channel partners to make us the go-to solution for their cloud based communications needs.”
“As the industry faces one of its most tumultuous periods, it is essential for channel partners to connect with the leaders of today’s strategic technology providers. These individuals are the ones who are guiding their organizations and partner ecosystems into the future with innovative thinking and industry-defining channel programs. Channel Futures has identified the individuals who are fueling a new wave of growth and solutions partners can bring to customers,” said Robert DeMarzo, vice president of content, Informa Tech Channels.
The channel leaders list, compiled by Channel Futures editors, are intended to provide the partner ecosystem with an in-depth look at each industry segment and spotlight those individuals responsible for the strategic direction of partner-facing organizations. As the nature of the channel changes, partners are developing deep ties with numerous suppliers in each technology solution segment they support. The channel leaders lists will identify the executives with whom they should establish strong relationships going forward.
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