Silver Peak Top Channel Executives Recognized as 2019 CRN® Channel Chiefs

Michael O’Brien, vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales, and Allen
Arguijo, vice president of North America Channel Sales, named to
prestigious list

SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Silver
Peak®
, the global SD-WAN leader, delivering the
transformational promise of the cloud with a self-driving wide area
network™, announced today that CRN®,
a brand of The
Channel Company
, has named Michael O’Brien, vice president of
Worldwide Channel Sales, and Allen Arguijo, vice president of North
America Channel Sales, to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs.
The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to
drive growth and revenue by advancing the success of their global
channel partners.

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership,
vision, and commitment to their organization’s channel partner programs.
Channel Chief honorees are selected by the CRN editorial staff as a
result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry,
dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving
future growth and innovation.

As the Vice President of worldwide channel sales, Michael O’Brien leads
the Silver Peak global channel strategy and program with a primary focus
on enabling partners to accelerate customer acquisition and market
expansion. In his first year at Silver Peak, Michael led a range of
sweeping enhancements to the Silver Peak Partner
Edge
partner program, implementing new channel programs, incentives
and expanded enablement tools and resources to provide partners with a
clear path to success in the burgeoning SD-WAN market.

As the Vice President of North America (NA) channel sales, Allen Arguijo
leads the Silver Peak channel strategy and program in NA with a primary
focus on enabling partners to build profitable SD-WAN business
practices. In his first year at Silver Peak, Allen was a key driver in
the enhancements to the Partner Edge program intended to incent and
reward partners for their willingness to invest in Silver Peak technical
and sales proficiencies.

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special
recognition for their contribution and support in the development of
robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant
influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley,
CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable
record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued
success.”

“As a channel-first company, the recognition of Michael and Allen as CRN
Channel Chiefs serves to underscore our commitment to rewarding partners
for growing their business with Silver Peak,” said John Vincenzo, senior
vice president and CMO at Silver Peak. “Our global partners understand
the long-term opportunity SD-WAN presents and we remain steadfastly
committed to enabling them to build profitable business models to
capitalize on the financial benefits of this rapidly expanding market
opportunity.”

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential
Channel Chiefs, is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs
and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

About Silver Peak

Silver Peak, the global SD-WAN leader, delivers the transformational
promise of the cloud with a business-first networking model. The Unity
EdgeConnect™ self-driving wide area network platform liberates
enterprises from conventional WAN approaches to transform the network
from a constraint to a business accelerant. Thousands of globally
distributed enterprises have deployed Silver Peak WAN solutions across
100 countries. Learn more at silver-peak.com.

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 unequaled channel experience, we
draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for
ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

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the Silver Peak logo, and all Silver Peak product names, logos, and
brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of Silver Peak Systems,
Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. CRN is a registered
trademark of The Channel Company, LLC.
All other product names,
logos, and brands are property of their respective owners.

Contacts

Press Contacts:
Danielle Ostrovsky
Silver Peak
410-302-9459
[email protected]

The Channel Company Contact:
Jennifer Hogan
The Channel
Company
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