Boy, are we lovin’ February! Our Austin DISRUPT event last week was a standout success. And our latest good news is IGEL’s North America VP of Sales Brad Tompkins has been named to the 2018 CRN® Channel Chiefs list!
Brad joined IGEL less than a year ago and is a great example of how our IGEL team goes from zero to 60 quickly in contributing to IGEL’s milestone record of successes. He has been a key player in moving IGEL to a software-driven sales model. His decade-long experience in driving adoption of virtualization has helped all our channel partners to effectively sell IGEL’s endpoint security and optimization software solutions to our rapidly growing customer base.
The numbers tell the story:
- IGEL ended 2017 with 74% revenue growth in the U.S., year-over-year.
- Software sales were up by 589% in the U.S., and specifically included sales for IGEL’s Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC) and UD Pocket™ solutions.
- During 2017 IGEL added 258,000 hardware units and 115,000 software seats, globally, resulting in a 16% growth in revenue for IGEL.
When Brad joined our team he had this to say: “IGEL is an innovative company that understands that endpoint security and optimization software is the key to delivering powerful virtual desktops and that a robust channel is the preferred way to integrate this software into the larger VDI and XaaS environment.”
We agree! As a channel-first company, we succeed due to great contributors like Brad who understand how to tell our story to companies: that our smart, simple and secure endpoint security and optimization solutions can quickly and cost effectively improve their end user computing environment.
The 2018 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs and will appear in the February 2018 issue of CRN.
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