Press Releases Archive   Search Press Releases
Press Release

F5’s Dean Darwin and Steve McChesney Named CRN 2012 Channel Chiefs

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that Dean Darwin, SVP of Worldwide Channel Sales, and Steve McChesney, Regional VP of Channel Sales in the Americas, have been named CRN 2012 Channel Chiefs. Channel Chiefs are recognized for their dedication to the partner community and their ability to drive channel sales growth while promoting the value of the channel in the industry.

For the ninth consecutive year, the CRN editorial team has considered channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support of channel sales in creating its annual Channel Chiefs list, featured in the February issue of CRN magazine and at http://www.crn.com/.

As SVP of Worldwide Channel Sales, Darwin leads F5’s global engagement strategy for the company’s worldwide network of sales partners. Since joining F5 in 2005, he has been instrumental in the creation and successful implementation of a number of strategic channel initiatives, including the global launch of F5’s UNITY Partner Program.

“It’s gratifying to see F5 recognized for its longstanding commitment to provide our partners differentiated solutions and programs,” commented Darwin. “I’m honored to be named a Channel Chief and I share this recognition with the entire partner organization at F5.”

In his role as Regional VP of Channel Sales in the Americas, McChesney is responsible for F5 sales through channel partners and distribution across the Americas.

“F5 is in the sweet spot of industry and business trends, and we count on our channel community to provide customers with the products and services they need for successful deployments,” said McChesney. “This award is further evidence of our dedication to partners and customers alike.”

Supporting Quotes

“As an F5 partner, I work closely with both Dean Darwin and Steve McChesney,” said Joe Luciano, CEO at AccessIT Group. “With their respective experience and knowledge of the channel, they’re able to help my organization navigate toward new and expanding market opportunities. Their placement on CRN’s list of 2012 Channel Chiefs is well deserved, and I offer them my congratulations.”

“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.”

About UBM Channel

UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.

About UBM plc

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), helps the world’s largest enterprises and service providers realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand IT. F5® solutions help integrate disparate technologies to provide greater control of the infrastructure, improve application delivery and data management, and give users seamless, secure, and accelerated access to applications from their corporate desktops and smart devices. An open architectural framework enables F5 customers to apply business policies at “strategic points of control” across the IT infrastructure and into the public cloud. F5 products give customers the agility they need to align IT with changing business conditions, deploy scalable solutions on demand, and manage mobile access to data and services. Enterprises, service and cloud providers, and leading online companies worldwide rely on F5 to optimize their IT investments and drive business forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.

You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technology. For a complete listing of F5 community sites, please visit www.f5.com/news-press-events/web-media/community.html.

F5 is a trademark or service mark of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

# # #

This press release may contain forward looking statements relating to future events or future financial performance that involve risks and uncertainties. Such statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," or "continue," or the negative of such terms or comparable terms. These statements are only predictions and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these statements based upon a number of factors including those identified in the company's filings with the SEC.

TAGS: