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2016 GTDC Summit Rising Stars Award Winners

Rising Star_GenericThe GTDC’s 11th U.S. Rising Star Awards were presented in Burlingame, Calif., at the annual dinner event kicking off the organization’s two-day Summit at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. Two winners were honored from each of these eight categories based on the highest total market share and year-over-year growth rates within The NPD Group’s Distributor Track®.

Network Software

Sector Market Share Champion (Tied)

Citrix
Tim Curran, CEO, GTDC with Johnna Bowley, Head of WorldWide Distribution and Breadth Business, Citrix and Michael Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics and Chairman, GTDC

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Sector Market Share Champion (Tied)

Veeam
Tim Curran, CEO, GTDC with Tracy Balent, Senior Director of North America Distribution, Veeam and Michael Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics and Chairman, GTDC

“Partners are exposed to greater revenue and integrated solutions opportunities through distribution.” – Tracy Balent, Veeam

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Sector Growth Champion

VMware
Tim Curran, CEO, GTDC with Frank Rauch, VP, Americas Partners, VMware, Pat O’Conner, Sr. Director of Distribution, VMware and Michael Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics and Chairman, GTDC

“Distributors’ scale, specialization and business intelligence have been key to our above-market growth.” – Frank Rauch, VMware

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Back-Up Software

Sector Market Share Champion

IBM
Tim Curran, CEO, GTDC with Neal Callahan, Vice President North America Hardware channels, IBM and Michael Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics and Chairman, GTDC

“As IBM becomes a cloud-based, cognitive solutions company, distributors play a critical role in our success.” – Michele Stern, IBM

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Sector Growth Champion

Symantec
Tim Curran, CEO, GTDC with Erick Foy, Director, North America Channel Sales, Symantec and Michael Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics and Chairman, GTDC

“With the evolution of cloud, distribution is helping to transform our business.” – Erick Foy, Symantec

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Security Software

Sector Market Share Champion

Symantec
Tim Curran, CEO, GTDC with Erick Foy, Director North America Channel Sales, Symantec and Michael Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics and Chairman, GTDC

“With the evolution of cloud, distribution is helping to transform our business.” – Erick Foy, Symantec

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Sector Growth Champion

IBM
Tim Curran, CEO, GTDC with Neal Callahan, Vice President North America Hardware channels, IBM and Michael Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics and Chairman, GTDC

“As IBM becomes a cloud-based, cognitive solutions company, distributors play a critical role in our success.” – Michele Stern, IBM

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Unified Communications & Collaboration

Sector Market Share Champion

Cisco
Tim Curran, CEO, GTDC with Julie Hens, Vice President of Global Distribution Sales, Cisco and Michael Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics and Chairman, GTDC

“Enabling new services and consumption models for partners is a critical function for distributors” – Julie Hens, Cisco

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Sector Growth Champion

Plantronics
Tim Curran, CEO, GTDC with Virginia Anderson, Director of Global Enterprise Channel Programs, Plantronics and Michael Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics and Chairman, GTDC

“We highly value the relationships with our distributors.  They make it all happen!”- Virginia Anderson, Plantronics

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ProAV

Sector Market Share Champion

Samsung
Tim Curran, CEO, GTDC with Thomas Perrier, Senior Director of Distribution, Samsung and Michael Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics and Chairman, GTDC

“Distributors are helping us develop vertically-focused solutions and customers.” – Greg Taylor, Samsung

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Sector Growth Champion

Sharp
Tim Curran, CEO, GTDC with Laura Blackmer, Senior Vice President of Sales, Sharp and Michael Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics and Chairman, GTDC

“We value our distributors for their ability to accelerate market access and sales growth potential.” – Laura Blackmer, Sharp

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Stationary Computing

Sector Market Share Champion

HP
Tim Curran, CEO, GTDC with Stephanie Dismore, Vice President and General Manager, Americas Channels, HP and Michael Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics and Chairman, GTDC

“Through transparency and collaboration, we’ve built a solid partnership with our distributors.” – Stephanie Dismore, HP

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Sector Growth Champion

Dell
Tim Curran, CEO, GTDC with Jonas Brown, Director of North America Distribution Sales & Strategy, Dell, Frank Vitagliano, Vice President of Global Distribution Sales & Strategy, Dell and Michael Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics and Chairman, GTDC

“Distribution has played a major role to enable our channel growth the last few years.” – Frank Vitagliano, Dell

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Mobile Computing

Sector Market Share Champion

Lenovo
Tim Curran, CEO, GTDC with Sammy Kinlaw, North America Channel Chief, Lenovo and Michael Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics and Chairman, GTDC

“The one thing about distribution is we always work together for a win-win outcome.” – Sammy Kinlaw, Lenovo

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Sector Growth Champion

Microsoft
Tim Curran, CEO, GTDC with Jeff Turner, GM, US SMB, Microsoft, Cindy Bates, VP, US SMB and Distribution, Microsoft and Michael Long, Chairman, President and CEO, Arrow Electronics and Chairman, GTDC

“Our distributors are adding a tremendous amount of value to Microsoft’s cloud strategy.” – Jon Strausburg, Cloud Sales Director SMB&D, Microsoft

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Hyperconverged

Sector Market Share Champion

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Sector Growth Champion

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