NinjaRMM is pouring resources into its reseller partner program.
Launched a year ago, the NinjaRMM Partner Program targets VARs and MSPs who provide the company’s RMM software to end user IT departments. According to Dean Yeck, a Duo Security veteran who became Ninja’s chief revenue officer in March, the program is “growing exponentially” amid equally strong adoption of Ninja’s flagship product beyond the company’s original MSP user base.
“Customers are coming into the VAR resellers asking for quotes,” Yeck says. “That’s a signal to us that it’s time to really invest heavily in our VAR reseller program.”
Yeck, who declined to specify how many members that program has at present, said Ninja is currently assembling a team tasked solely with recruiting more members.
In addition, the company announced the hiring of another former Duo employee, Vinh Pham, as its first director of channel sales yesterday. Together, Yeck and Pham grew Duo’s partner program to $20 million in annual recurring revenue.
According to Yeck, Ninja is actively hiring partner account managers and sales engineers, and recently introduced a new commission plan designed to encourage its in-house sales force to bring partners in on deals.
“They’re still going to be rewarded in the same manner as if they were working directly with the customer,” he says. “That’s a huge investment.”
Ninja also announced that it’s eliminating revenue commitments for the program this week. “We really want to minimize the barrier to entry to work alongside Ninja,” Yeck says.
The NinjaRMM Partner Program has two tiers. Members in the entry-level Red Belt tier get access to a dedicated account manager, discounted licenses, deal registration, unlimited training, and unlimited end user onboarding assistance. They also receive one-on-one sales and product demo support.
“If they need one of our AEs on that initial call, we will bring in one of our AEs to do that initial demo,” says Yeck, referring to account executives.
In addition to the benefits Red Belt partners receive, Black Belt partners qualify for higher margins, market development funds, and participation in a lead generation program.
Margins on NinjaRMM seats run from 20 to 30%, according to Yeck.
Earlier this week Ninja shipped a new edition of its RMM software with built-in documentation functionality.