Daniel Gannon of Functionize Recognized on CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs List

February 10, 2020
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San Francisco, California, February 10, 2020 – Functionize announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Daniel Gannon, VP of Global Alliances & Channels, to its 2020 list of Channel Chiefs. This annual list recognizes the top vendor executives who continually demonstrate exemplary leadership, influence, innovation, and growth for the IT channel.

Dan is a results focused channel sales executive, entrepreneur, business strategist and athlete. With more than 30 years of expertise in enterprise software across a wide variety of application types and vertical industries, he focuses on developing solutions in the software quality marketplace as well as creating product solutions to address the requirements of the burgeoning DevOps and integrated continuous testing markets.Operating from a set of core values that support his management philosophies, Dan shapes teams for high performance by synthesizing complex concepts and applying focus, discipline and urgency to create a plan for execution.Dan has also served as a business advisor to numerous early stage software companies, assisting in developing effective go-to-market strategies and business execution plans that include both channel and hybrid strategies. He enjoys mentoring executives, and sales and marketing professionals to help them achieve greater success.“There is a substantial change in our market as long time legacy players and new entrants alike come to market with AI based solutions. We are addressing this by creating superior solutions using AI/ML, and have added human augmented capabilities that leverages our partners services and expertise. This makes for a win/win with us, our partners and most importantly our mutual customers. Our ecosystem is an essential part of the Functionize go to market strategy and we look forward to continued expansion in 2020.” ~ Dan Gannon, VP of Global Alliances & Channels.“Our Summit Partner Program was launched and expanded from concept to revenue in 2019, to include an online portal as well as a comprehensive training program. We have created an effective global channel in less than one year by being surgically focused on attracting world class channel partners, performing thorough training and enablement, and delivering outstanding pre-sales and sales support.” ~ Irina Astrom, Program Director, Global Alliances & Channels 

RN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list honors the distinguished leaders who have influenced the IT channel with cutting-edge strategies and partnerships.  

The 2020 Channel Chiefs have shown outstanding commitment, an ability to lead, and a passion for progress within the channel through their partner programs. The Channel Chief honorees were chosen by the CRN editorial staff for their dedication, industry prestige, and exceptional accomplishments in driving the channel agenda and evangelizing the importance of channel partnerships. 

“The IT channel is undergoing constant evolution to meet customer demands and changing business environments,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Channel Chiefs work tirelessly, leading the industry forward through superior partner programs and strategies with a focus on helping solution providers transform and grow. Our team here at The Channel Company congratulates these outstanding individuals for their dedication to the channel.” 

CRN’s 2020 Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2020 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs

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About FunctionizeFunctionize is the first testing platform to leverage advanced AI techniques and machine learning algorithms with proven successful methodologies to create a truly-autonomous intelligent test agent. Our autonomous testing platform enables non-technical business users to create English language test cases describing the application, and the Functionize platform transforms them into AI driven test assets. We provide innovative test creation, self healing test maintenance and a complete storage and execution infrastructure for mid-market to global enterprise customers across all vertical industries. To learn more, please visit www.functionize.com 

About The Channel CompanyThe 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. www.thechannelcompany.com 

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