Mimecast’s U.S. Partner Program has been recognized by CRN in a few different areas for outstanding performance and growth. First, it has given Mimecast a 5-Star rating in its 2016 Partner Program Guide. The guide is the definitive listing of technology vendors servicing solution providers or providing products through the IT channel – and 5-Star ratings recognize an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs.
To determine the 2016 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s research team assessed each vendor’s application based on investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support and communication.
CRN has also recognized a couple of stand-out individuals on the Channel team. For the third time in four years, our Director of Channel for North America, Sean Broderick, has been named a Channel Chief for his achievements in developing a robust partner program and his focus on nurturing partner relationships. Over the last five years, Sean has helped increase the size of Mimecast’s U.S. partner base by 500 percent and fostered a dedication to the channel that has attracted and grown large partners like Windstream, SHI and Softchoice.
In addition, MSP Sales Manager, Eileen MacIsaac, has been named a 2016 CRN Woman of the Channel. Eileen helped grow the MSP Channel Business 132 percent year-over-year and recruit 43 percent more MSP partners in FY16 than FY15.
We all look forward to another successful year as the U.S. Channel team continues to innovate in finding ways to help our current partner base – as well as new ones to come.