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Brad Dupee, Executive Vice President, Business Markets of Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

The world’s most recognized conferencing brand, today announces that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Brad Dupee, Executive Vice President, Business Markets, 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.

Dupee brings more than 22 years of entrepreneurial sales and marketing leadership in telecommunications. His role at For Business™ focuses on maximizing the exposure and value of enterprise conferencing and collaboration solutions. In the last year, he has worked to implement a channel-only sales model and deal registration process, which almost entirely eliminates channel conflict. He designed a program that provides the highest commissions in the industry (up to 2x the industry comparable) and created a solution set and go-to-market plan that gives channel partners the opportunity to move upmarket and gain easy entry into the enterprise.

“We congratulate Brad on this outstanding recognition from CRN,” said President Bob Wise. “Our goal for the channel at For Business is to increase the profitability of our partners by offering unprecedented commissions, innovative programs and an experienced staff of industry veterans. Being recognized as a Channel Chief is a testament to Brad’s commitment to our partners, innovation and the program he has built.”

"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.”

For more information on becoming a channel partner, visit our website. The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at

About is recognized as a top conferencing and collaboration provider around the world, boasting more than 800,000 business customers, worldwide, including users from many Fortune 500 companies. Service offerings around the globe with unlimited use include: high-quality free HD audio conferencing screen sharing, video conferencing, audio and visual recordings, customized greetings, security features, desktop scheduling and mobile applications. Mid-market and enterprise customers can take advantage of For Business: high-quality, reliable and secure conferencing and collaboration services complemented by 24/7 customer support, enterprise account management teams, consolidated billing, customized user analytic reports, employee rollout and training and white-label services. was founded by David Erickson in 2001 and is based in Long Beach, California.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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