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SAN JOSE, Calif. – Feb. 24, 2014 – Intacct, a leader in cloud financial management and accounting software, today announced that Taylor Macdonald, the company’s vice president of Channels, has been recognized on the CRN 2014 Channel Chiefs list and has been named as one of this year's 50 Most Influential. The prestigious Channel Chiefs list showcases those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT industry. The 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs list recognizes an elite subset of these channel executives based on their rank, channel savvy, ability to drive channel strategy within their own organization, and external impact on the channel at large.
The full CRN Channel Chiefs list was compiled by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales. The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com.
Macdonald has been a leader in the channel for nearly 25 years. At Intacct, Macdonald has completely revamped the company’s channel program and built it into the envy of the industry. Prior to his arrival, channel partners delivered less than 5% of the company’s new business – today, between 40-50% of Intacct’s new business comes through the channel.
Intacct has built a comprehensive network of partners, with proven capabilities, delivering high quality services, support, and software to help companies get the most value from their Intacct investment. In just the past year, Intacct has added over 100 new partners, including nearly a dozen Top 100 VARs and Top 100 CPA firms. Intacct’s channel program now includes 28 of the Top 100 CPA firms, 23 of the Top 100 VARs in the industry, and 23 VAR Stars – making it the strongest channel program of any cloud financial vendor.
“We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “To be named to CRN's list of the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs is among the highest honors in the industry, as we carefully consider all of the key players and select those individuals who have demonstrated a consistent and unwavering commitment to this community. The honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success.
“It is a great honor to be named to the prestigious CRN Channel Chiefs list for the third straight year, and I’m even more excited to make their list of the 50 Most Influential,” said Taylor Macdonald. “We’ve worked hard to build a partner program based on a foundation of mutually beneficial relationships that deliver increased growth for Intacct and new opportunities for success and recurring revenue for our partners. Interest in cloud financial applications has never been higher and our partners play a critical role in our ability to meet the growing demand for our award-winning applications.”
To learn more about Intacct’s partner network, please visit http://www.intacct.com/partners.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
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