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Infor's Jeff Abbott Recognized as 2016 CRN® Channel Chief

United States – February 22, 2016, 09:00 AM

Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced that Jeff Abbott, senior vice president, global channel business unit, has been named one of the 2016 Channel Chiefs by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, marking the fourth consecutive year he has been featured on the list. The executives on this annual list represent top 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. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

"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."

In his role at Infor, Abbott is responsible for Infor's partner go-to-market strategy and the Infor Partner Network as well as the channel sales organization, which manages 1,500 partners. He brings over twenty years of experience in sales, business development, channels/alliances, and marketing in the enterprise software business. In addition to providing partners support and enablement of existing business and new on-premise business, Abbott is focused on putting partners in a strong position to create, transition, and sustain cloud-based business models through access to industry rich cloud solutions, providing guidance and enablement on how to build a profitable, sustainable and growing cloud practice.

"Infor Partners are a crucial part of our growth strategy, and we are dedicated to ensuring they have access to the necessary tools to grow and advance their organizations," Abbott said. "It is a great honor to receive this accolade for the fourth year in a row. This is a further testament to the investments that we are continually making to the Infor Partner Network and we look forward to continuing to innovate and grow with our partners."

The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at

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