Independence, OH, July 27, 2020 – Advizex announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named C.R. Howdyshell, President, to its 2020 list of Top 100 Executives. This annual list recognizes the trailblazing technology executives who are shaping, transforming, and disrupting the IT channel.
C.R. Howdyshell joined Advizex in 2003, holding a variety of leadership roles, including Regional VP/GM and EVP of Sales. In February of 2017, Howdyshell was appointed President of Advizex and has since been dedicated to transforming from a hardware-focused strategy, to a model leading with services solutions. Since putting Howdyshell’s vision in place, Advizex has grown the overall services business by 20% annually. Advizex is also reshaping their approach to selling product, with more focus on allowing customers to consume “Everything as a Service”. Currently, Howdyshell serves on the Advisory Boards of Dell, HPE and VMware, which further enhances the opportunity for OEM alignment on their strategy.
“At Advizex, we are both honored and humbled to receive this award from CRN, who has an impeccable reputation”, said C.R. Howdyshell. “Our company has been around for 45 years, and this award reinforces our strategic focus and cutting-edge efforts. At Advizex, we have a great team of people who truly care about the organization, as well as the customers we serve.”
The 2020 CRN Top 100 Executives list honors the tech visionaries who power the IT channel. It is broken down into four sub-lists: The 25 Most Influential Executives, Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders, Top 25 Innovators, and Top 25 Disrupters.
The Top 100 Executives being recognized have demonstrated exemplary leadership and innovative ideas for the IT channel. In doing so, they help vendors, solution providers, and technology suppliers thrive in an IT marketplace that is both fast-changing and ever more complicated.
“As the IT channel becomes increasingly complex, especially when companies have had to shift to an all-remote workforce, it has presented new challenges for solution providers and technology suppliers alike,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The technology executives on CRN’s 2020 Top 100 Executives list have been able to adapt their channel strategies and continue to provide exemplary leadership to keep their businesses running seamlessly, regardless of today’s challenges.”
The Top 100 Executives list will be featured in the August 2020 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/Top100. ▪
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