Ruckus Networks’ Raelyn Kritzer recognized as 2019 CRN Channel Chief

Avatar_NewDog Ruckus Networks February 11, 2019

Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named industry-veteran Raelyn Kritzer, Channel Chief, Vice President of Worldwide Channels, to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization with their channel partners.

CRN Channel Chief

According to Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company, each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision and commitment to their respective channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff based on their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Skelley. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”

Indeed, Kritzer is a recognized channel leader with expertise in building partner programs, onboarding and enablement and developing multi-touch marketing campaigns that drive revenue to and through the channel. Kritzer has played a major role in developing Ruckus’ Ready Partner Program and Ruckus’ Cloud-Ready Specialization Program for Channel Partners. In addition, Kritzer has helped launch an integrated wired and wireless program and developed specializations that recognize the unique verticals and expertise of Ruckus’ partnerships. These include Cloud programs, support for new delivery offerings and finance programs designed to empower MSPs.    

“Ruckus has always been a company fully dedicated to the channel,” said Kritzer. “Since our success is determined by our partners, we continue to bring simplified, feature-rich programs to our channel to help them boost their profitability. I’m honored to be part of this prestigious CRN Channel Chief list for the second straight year alongside other top executives.”

It should be noted that the 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and will appear in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

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