We are proud to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named

Frank Griffith, VIAVI Global Director of Channels, to its prestigious list of 2018 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2018 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

Frank was chosen as a 2018 Channel Chief because of his 20+ years of experience in the telecommunications industry across various disciplines, including sales, product management, logistics, operations and strategy. Frank joined VIAVI Solutions in July 2017 and is leading the award-winning Velocity Channel Partner Program, which enables our partners to more effectively deliver the unique VIAVI solution set to service providers, network equipment manufacturers and enterprises of all types.

We asked Frank to tell us how he’s planning to help VIAVI partners succeed during the rest of 2018.  Here’s what he said:

“My focus since starting at VIAVI has been on making the Velocity Partner Program a program our partners can truly benefit from.  We want Velocity to provide our partners with the best enablement and rewards we can offer, while improving on the ease of how we do business together. Velocity partners are essential to realizing the VIAVI vision and growth strategy, and we are committed to investing in our community of dedicated and capable partners.”

Bob Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company, had this to say about the 2018 Channel Chiefs:  “The executives on CRN’s 2018 Channel Chiefs list stand out for their exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to the channel. These individuals deserve special recognition for their development and support of robust partner programs, innovative business strategy and significant contribution to the overall health of a vigorously growing channel. We applaud each Channel Chief’s impressive record of accomplishments and look forward to their future successes.”

The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2018 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

Congratulations to Frank on this industry recognition!

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