Five Red Hat Leaders Named 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs

Margaret-Ann Bolton, Rachel Cassidy, Mark Enzweiler, D. Robert Martin, and Scott Musson honored for leadership, advocacy, and commitment to partner success


Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that five leaders from its channel organization – Margaret-Ann Bolton, senior director, Global Partner Marketing; Rachel Cassidy, vice president, Global Partner Enablement; Mark Enzweiler, senior vice president, Global Channel Sales and Alliances; D. Robert Martin, vice president, North American Partner Sales; and Scott Musson, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances – have been named to CRN's 2015 list of Channel Chiefs. Enzweiler was also named by CRN as one of "The 50 Most Influential" channel chiefs.

2015 marks the sixth time Enzweiler has been named to the prestigious Channel Chief list since arriving at Red Hat, and the third Channel Chiefs recognition for Martin. Red Hat’s channel leaders were recognized among the most powerful leaders in the IT channel, holding direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for Red Hat through work with partners. They were selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.

Their recognition reflects significant strides made by Red Hat in the channel. Red Hat has continued to grow and refine its Red Hat Online Partner Enablement Network (OPEN) and Training Lab Cloud, which are both designed to help partners understand, deliver, and sell Red Hat solutions. Additionally, in 2014, Red Hat introduced Amazon Test Drives with Amazon Web Services, which enable Red Hat's partners to run, test, and demo solutions.

The Channel Chiefs recognition is one of many honors bestowed by CRN toward Red Hat over the past year. Red Hat was recognized as one of the “Coolest Cloud Vendors” in CRN's February 2015 issue – the second year in a row Red Hat has been named to this list. The company was also recently named to CRN’s “Data Center 100,” a collection of the top companies powering, supporting, and protecting today's complex datacenters.

Supporting Quotes
Arun Oberoi, executive vice president, Global Sales and Services, Red Hat
"I am very pleased to see Mark, D., Rachel, Scott, and Margaret-Ann, members of our partner leadership team, recognized by CRN for their commitment and thought leadership in developing our partner strategy and programs. Our partners are integral to Red Hat's objective of delivering world-class customer value. We look forward to continued strong teamwork and synergy with our partners in further accelerating business momentum."

Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company
“Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success.”

Mark Enzweiler, senior vice president, Global Channel Sales and Alliances, Red Hat
“It's an honor to be recognized by CRN, and to share that recognition with Margaret-Ann, Rachel, D., and Scott. We have a great team at Red Hat, one that's truly committed to helping our partners succeed, and it's our privilege to work with them to deliver open source solutions to customers.”

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