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Pax8’s Walsh Named Chief Channel Officer

Pax8, the leading value-added cloud distributor, announced that Ryan Walsh has been promoted to the company’s chief channel officer. In this role, Walsh will lead the strategic direction of the company’s IT channel strategy, partner solutions, and vendor relations. Walsh will continue to report to John Street, the company’s chief executive officer.

Walsh has more than 16 years of experience helping channel partners build successful cloud practices by enabling them to easily buy, sell, bill, and support cloud subscription services.  Under his leadership, Pax8 is redefining how distribution works for the channel in a cloud-centric world.

“Ryan is an outstanding leader who has a proven track record of success helping MSPs grow their businesses through vendor curation and award-winning cloud solutions,” said Street.  “As the chief channel officer at Pax8, Ryan will focus his efforts on providing the resources and well-configured cloud solutions that help partners gain efficiency, scale, and capture new profitable revenue streams. Please join us in congratulating Ryan, Pax8’s ultimate Cloud Wingman, on the well-deserved promotion.”

Gartner expects cloud migration to affect $1 trillion in IT spending by the end of 2020, making cloud computing one of the most disruptive technologies. In the role, Walsh will focus on enabling MSPs to meet the demand and capture the cloud opportunity in the market.

As Pax8’s chief channel officer, Walsh will oversee the company’s product team while delivering partners new growth opportunities, more automation, education around operational efficiency, and collaborate with leadership to create Pax8 stacks for strategic solutions bundling. He will continue to act as a thought leader in the IT channel as co-chair of CompTIA’s Distribution Council, a member of Penton’s Think Tank organization, and as an industry-leading speaker. 

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