03.18.16 / Enterprise

Greg Taylor, Vice President, Sales for Samsung Electronics America Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

Ridgefield Park, NJ – March 7, 2016 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Greg Taylor, Vice President, Sales, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

Taylor steers the development of channel sales and growth strategies, works with Samsung’s product and brand marketing teams on new product introductions and develops strategic channel partner relationships. In 2015, he drove several innovations in Samsung’s partner organization, including enhancements to its partner incentive claiming platform – part of the company’s goal to streamline workflow for partners – and expansion to its channel partner base for Samsung KNOX, the company’s market-leading defense-grade security platform.

“We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”

“This recognition from CRN reinforces Samsung’s strategic approach and commitment to the B2B IT channel,” said Greg Taylor, Vice President, Sales, Samsung Electronics America. “Samsung is dedicated to empowering our partner community and will continue to do so through best-in-class sales and marketing tools – along with innovative training and certification programs – that help partners drive greater demand and profitability into the coming year and beyond.”

Samsung takes a vertical approach to the enterprise market, with a focus on healthcare, hospitality, education, retail, financial services and federal government. In 2016, Taylor’s channel team will focus on four key areas: driving greater demand through partners, accelerating knowledge transfer, increasing partner profitability and simplifying platforms.

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the recent February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more of the award-winning products you love with Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com and for the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow on Twitter@SamsungNewsUS.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

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