Advizex announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named C.R. Howdyshell, President, to its 2021 Top 100 Executives list. This annual list honors the passionate and hard-working technology executives who are supporting, growing, and redefining the IT channel. The executives named on this list have demonstrated their commitment to the channel and proved themselves as exemplary leaders through their innovative channel-focused strategies and initiatives.
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.
“Advizex is very honored to be recognized again this year by CRN,” said C.R. Howdyshell. “This award demonstrates our focus and approach to the business are evolving as planned. We are very appreciative for CRN’s recognition as a Top 25 Disruptor.”
CRN’s Top 100 Executives list acknowledges the tech visionaries who are blazing new trails within the larger IT space. It honors executives across four sub-categories: the 25 Most Influential Executives, Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders, Top 25 Innovators and Top 25 Disruptors, each with its own set of strengths that impact the IT channel.
“New technology trends, such as the shift to remote work, cloud computing, SaaS, and IoT, have forced companies to rapidly adapt to an IT landscape that gets more complex by the day,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “However, with IT executives like those featured on our CRN 2021 Top 100 Executives list leading the charge, those same companies are better equipped to tackle modern IT challenges. These leaders have demonstrated an unceasing commitment to business growth and IT innovation, and I have no doubt they’ll continue to do so as new challenges arise.”
The Top 100 Executives list will be featured in the August 2021 issue of CRN Magazine and online at CRN’s Website.
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