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Verio Executive Named Industry Leading Channel Chief by Everything Channel’s CRN

February 23, 2009 by  

Webmaster NewsCENTENNIAL, Colo. – Verio Inc. the leading provider in delivering online business solutions to SMBs worldwide, including web hosting, application hosting and Software as a Service (SaaS), today announced that Scott Calvert has been named a 2009 Channel Chief by Everything Channel’s CRN. CRN Channel Chiefs are recognized as influential executives who consistently defend, promote and execute successful channel partner programs and strategies.

“Effective channel executives consistently ensure that the Channel’s voice is heard when strategic decisions are being made and continually nurture mutually profitable relationships,” said Robert C. DeMarzo, SVP/Editorial Director, Everything Channel. “This year’s Channel Chiefs are strong channel advocates and we applaud them for their successful partner programs and strategies.”

Under Calvert’s direction, the company grew its channel sales substantially in 2008 and launched the new viaVerio Partner Program which included an impressive lineup of innovative channel tools, business and technical training resources and a new partner portal, www.viaverio.com. Calvert also successfully launched incentive programs to help partners grow their business in 2009 and beyond.

“Scott’s leadership and his team’s commitment to our channel partners truly differentiates Verio from its competitors and creates significant value in being a viaVerio partner,” said Steve Renda, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing for Verio. “We commend him for his efforts in creating a strong channel network as well as developing tools and programs to help partners drive success and fuel growth.”

This is the seventh consecutive year that CRN has developed the Channel Chief list. Top Channel Chiefs were chosen based on criteria including policy and program innovations made during the past year, the amount of revenue their company generates through partners, their willingness to speak out publicly on behalf of the channel, and the number of years they have dedicated to channel activities.

“Being named a Channel Chief is a great honor and one I share this with the entire Verio team,” said Calvert. “Our partners are a key component in delivering Verio’s solutions to the marketplace and we are committed to ensuring they have the tools, resources and support necessary to achieve success.”

2009 viaVerio Partner Summit
To further support its channel community, Verio is holding its annual viaVerio Partner Summit March 15-17th in Reston, VA. The 2009 summit will offer a combination of keynote presentations, business building tracks led by industry experts and peer-to-peer roundtable sessions covering informational topics that partners can utilize immediately to grow their hosting practice and maximize profitability. Expert tracks include featured speakers from Microsoft®, Trend Micro, and Accrisoft and more as well as business, sales and technical tracks led by Verio’s Product Management and Senior Leadership Teams. To register for this world-class event, visit http://www.e-ventcentral.com/events/2009ViaVerioPartnerSummit/agenda.php.

For additional information on the CRN Channel Chief list, visit http://www.crn.com/crn/chiefs/2009cc.jhtml?chief=140.

About Verio Inc.
Verio is the leading provider in delivering online business solutions to SMBs worldwide. Distributed through its global network of viaVerio channel partners, Verio’s solutions provide web hosting, application hosting and SaaS that enables SMBs to drive online success. Verio is a subsidiary of NTT Communications, one of the largest companies in the world and supports its operations with their highly reliable and scalable Global IP Network providing customers and partners with access to business solutions in more than 200 countries. In January 2009, Verio was named “Best Web Hosting Company 2008” by HostReview.com. For more information, visit www.verio.com.

Everything Channel
Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com) is the one-stop shop for accessing, enabling, managing and accelerating technology sales channels. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with unparalleled audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels through an extensive database. Everything Channel provides innovative sales and marketing solutions to arm the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited
United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM’s businesses operating in the U.S. include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.

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