Jeff Abbott Selected as 2014 CRN Channel Chief

United States – February 24, 2014, 07:49 AM

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Jeff Abbott, senior vice president, Global Alliances and Channels, has been named one of CRN's 2014 Channel Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes executives who are directly responsible for driving partner sales and growth within their organization. Abbott was also selected for the 2013 list, making this his second consecutive honor.

"Receiving this accolade only provides further testament to the investments that Infor is making in its partner program," said Abbott. "We will continue to deliver new resources and launch innovative initiatives like our Micro-vertical Partner Program (MVPP) to help partners better meet the needs of Infor customers. Partners are a critical part of our growth strategy, and we are committed to providing them with the necessary tools to facilitate their own growth and advancement."

More than 160 new channel partners joined the Infor Partner Network (IPN) in 2013, an increase of 48 percent over the previous year. The IPN consists of partners with hands-on industry and product experience, facilitating the expansion Infor's global footprint by providing face-to-face resources to help Infor customers around the world better address unique regional and local challenges.

"We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

CRN Channel Chiefs are selected by the CRN editorial team based on experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales. To view the complete 2014 Channel Chiefs list, please visit

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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Infor is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both. To learn more about Infor, please visit

Infor customers include:

  • 19 of the top 20 aerospace companies
  • 12 of the top 13 high tech companies
  • 10 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies
  • 21 of the 25 largest US health delivery networks
  • 16 of the 20 largest US cities
  • 84 of the top 100 automotive suppliers
  • 31 of the top 50 industrial distributors
  • 5 of the top 9 brewers
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