2022 CRN Channel Chief
May 24, 2022
Gene Hawks of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise captures coveted top IT channel vendor executives recognition
Calabasas, USA, May 24, 2022 – Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, a leading provider of communications, cloud and networking solutions tailored to customers’ industries, is pleased to announce that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Gene Hawks, head of Channel in North America, to its 2022 Channel Chiefs list. CRN’s annual Channel Chiefs project identifies top IT channel vendor executives who continually demonstrate expertise, influence and innovation in channel leadership.
A panel of CRN editors selected the honorees for their channel dedication, industry stature and accomplishments as channel advocates. The 2022 Channel Chiefs are influential leaders who continue to shape the IT channel with innovative strategies, programs and partnerships.
Gene Hawks has led the channel at ALE for North America for going on four years. His experience across the channel gives him the ability to deliver better support to partner and distribution communities, removing the complexity of doing business while ensuring partners are highly trained and more profitable when selling ALE solutions. He and his team are responsible for the 2021 revamp, simplified and improved VAD strategy at ALE which included partner recruitment and further increases of partner profitability with new logos.
“CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs recognition is given exclusively to the foremost channel executives who consistently design, promote, and execute effective partner programs and strategies,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “We’re thrilled to recognize the tireless work and unwavering commitment these honorees put into fostering outstanding business innovation and building strong partner programs to drive channel engagement and success.”
CRN’s 2022 Channel Chiefs list has been featured in the February 2022 issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/ChannelChiefs.
About Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise delivers the customised technology experiences enterprises need to make everything connect.
ALE provides digital-age networking, communications and cloud solutions with services tailored to ensure customers’ success, with flexible business models in the cloud, on premises, and hybrid. All solutions have built-in security and limited environmental impact.
Over 100 years of innovation have made Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise a trusted advisor to more than a million customers all over the world.
With headquarters in France and 3,400 business partners worldwide, Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise achieves an effective global reach with a local focus.
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