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Arnie Bellini, CEO of ConnectWise, Recognized as one of CRN's 2012 Channel Chiefs

Arnie BelliniFourth consecutive year Bellini has been named as one of CRN's Channel Chiefs

TAMPA, Fla., February 20, 2012 –– ConnectWise, developer of the leading  service management software designed exclusively for IT service providers, VARS, ISVs and MSPs, announced today that its CEO Arnie Bellini has been named one of CRN’s 2012 Channel Chiefs.  This prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Bellini has been named as one of CRN’s Channel Chiefs. This past year has seen ConnectWise:

  • Grow partner base to 5200 with 11,500 new users in 2011 – introducing an average of 113 partners to the community each month.
  • add additional ConnectWise user groups to help partners connect and share their experiences with using ConnectWise
  • attract its largest crowd yet at its annual ConnectWise IT Nation event with more than 1,600 attendees
  • give partners more flexibility in meeting customer needs,  easier collaboration between team members and new ways to drive profitability as their businesses evolve and grow with its latest version of the ConnectWise software

For the ninth consecutive year, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.

“Being named a Channel Chief is one of the greatest honors in our industry, and I am grateful and humbled to receive it from CRN for the fourth straight year,” said Bellini.  “I share this honor with everyone at ConnectWise and their continued devotion to the IT Nation, education, partnerships, innovation and enhancing our products.”

“The 2012 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, UBM Channel.   “Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year’s Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community.”

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2012 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.

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About ConnectWise
Designed exclusively for the IT Channel, ConnectWise is the leading business management solution for service providers, MSPs, technology consultants, integrators, and developers. Today more than 62,000 IT professionals rely on ConnectWise to achieve greater accountability, operational efficiency and profitability. ConnectWise fully integrates CRM, sales, help desk ticket and tracking, project tracking, IT service management, SLAs, dispatch scheduling, mobile IT services, time and expenses into a singular IT management software to dramatically streamline IT companies. Over the last 29 years, ConnectWise has become the premier business operating system for IT solution providers. ConnectWise APIs are accessed by over 300 organizations, including ConnectWise partners and industry leaders of the IT Nation. For more information visit www.ConnectWise.com or call 800-671-6898.

About UBM Channel: (www.ubmchannel.com)
UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at www.ubmchannel.com.

UBM plc (www.ubm.com)
UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries is organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com

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