LAS VEGAS – April 12, 2017 – Channel Partners magazine, a resource for indirect sales channels offering IT and telecom systems and services, is pleased to announce that Ian Kieninger, CEO, AVANT, has been selected as a winner of the 2017 Circle of Excellence Awards.

Circle of Excellence winners were honored during an awards ceremony on April 12 at the Spring 2017 Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. These winners will be featured throughout the rest of 2017 on a special Channel Partners Immersion Center.

“Circle of Excellence honors executives for their vision, innovation and advocacy of the indirect channel during a time of transition,” said Art Wittmann, content director of Channel Partners. “This program recognizes IT and telecom channel leaders who are helping their partners create business value for their customers.”
“I’m honored for this recognition from Channel Partners,”said Kieninger.  “It’s a reflection of the commitment that each and every member of the AVANT team has to leveraging the most innovative technology and tactics to deliver a channel sales enablement ecosystem that can move the needle for our partners selling next-gen IT solutions.”

Ian serves on Comptia’s Distributor Advisory Council and is a cofounder of the Technology Channel Association (TCA), the indirect channel industry’s first trade association. Prior to AVANT, Ian oversaw various advanced technology practices at CDW.

Channel Partners editors selected Circle of Excellence winners from applications submitted through January 15, 2015 detailing the candidate’s leadership in the industry, the channel or their company and highlighting their advocacy for channel support/resources within their own company.

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For more than two decades, Channel Partners has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the business technology industry. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. Channel Partners is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Cloud Partners.

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