Avnet today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, named Jeff Bawol, president of Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, and Sergio Farache, senior vice president, strategy and specialist business units, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas, to its prestigious list of 2017 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 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs. Bawol and Farache were selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.
“Jeff and Sergio’s leadership embodies Avnet’s focus on helping partners successfully transform their businesses to address customers’ evolving needs as the market has shifted to next-generation technologies,” said Patrick Zammit, global president of Avnet Technology Solutions. “In a year of significant change within the channel, both Jeff and Sergio led their teams in introducing Avnet’s new solutions specialist approach to our partners and suppliers throughout the Americas. Jeff and Sergio are at the forefront of enabling our partners’ success by ensuring they have the specialized expertise needed to capitalize on high-growth opportunities related to big data and analytics, the cloud, converged infrastructure, IoT, mobility, security, the public sector and more. Their inclusion on CRN’s list of Channel Chiefs is a well-deserved recognition of their accomplishments.”