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Apr. 11, 2019 — LAS VEGAS — CHANNEL PARTNERS CONFERENCE — Channel Partners is pleased to announce that Alex Danyluk, Chief Strategy Officer of AVANT Communications, has been selected as a winner of the 2019 Circle of Excellence Awards.

Since 2014, the Channel Partners Circle of Excellence program has recognized channel leaders who inspire their partners to drive digital transformation for customers. The Circle of Excellence honors executives for their vision, innovation and advocacy of the indirect channel during a time of transition and convergence.
Channel Partners Circle of Excellence winners were honored during an awards ceremony on April 11 at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas. These winners will be included on the Circle of Excellence Immersion Center on the Channel Partners website.

“Jeff Bezos famously said, ‘In business, what’s dangerous is to not evolve,’” said Lorna Garey, editor in chief of Channel Partners and Channel Futures. “The channel leaders we’re recognizing in this year’s Circle of Excellence are providing not just the tools, but the spark and inspiration that partners need to transform their own businesses so they can better serve customers. The entire editorial team extends congratulations and thanks for their service to our community.”

Alex Danyluk has been part of the AVANT team for three years. He signed on with the leading IT decision-making platform with 30 years of telecom and IT experience, with over 15 years in the indirect channel. His previous roles have included Director, Communications Sector at Microsoft and Vice President, Business Development and Partner Ecosystem Program at Parallels/Odin (an Ingram Micro acquisition), and director of products at AT&T and Qwest (now part of Centurylink). At AVANT, Danyluk leads marketing and provider engagement. He has leveraged his deep expertise in channel development and the cloud and service provider industries to scale AVANT’s ecosystem to support thousands of Trusted Advisors via new enablement programs. Last year alone, his contributions helped AVANT’s programs scale to more than 30 in-person or online events.

“It’s not often that you find someone that is as deeply experienced and accomplished as Alex that is so committed to innovating and evolving,” said Ian Kieninger, CEO of AVANT. “Alex has an uncanny insight into emerging trends in the industry and a dynamic vision for the future of AVANT that perfectly captures our spirit, culture, and brand promise to usher partners and trusted advisors into the next generation of technology.”

In the past year, Danyluk has helped introduce key disruptors to the channel, including Alert Logic, Trustwave, LogicWorks, Talari (an Oracle Company) and other emerging players with first-time agency programs. In addition, Danyluk has launched groundbreaking new research about what makes a channel seller more successful (www.GoAVANT.net/Survey) and the state of disruption in the industry, driving insights into the pace of change in emerging IT technology such as SD-WAN, UCaaS, cloud and managed security.

“The entire team at AVANT extends our sincere congratulations to our colleague Alex Danyluk on this very well deserved recognition of his leadership in the channel community,” said AVANT President Andrew Lydecker. “Alex truly embodies the spirit of AVANT and the drive to support  our Trusted Advisor network in their efforts to assist in our customers’ digital transformation efforts.”

About AVANT Communications
AVANT enables the Trusted Advisor community as the nation’s premier distributor for next-generation technologies and a leader in powering next generation technology decision making. AVANT adds unique value with its IT decision platform, with expertise in technology market research, channel sales assistance, trusted advisor training, technology guidance, and tools to fuel IT services business growth. From complex cloud designs to global wide-area network deployments, AVANT sets the industry standard in enabling its partners and clients to make intelligent decisions about services, technology and cost-effective communications.

About Channel Partners
For more than 25 years, Channel Partners has been the undisputed leader in providing news, analysis and education to the indirect sales channels serving the business technology and communications industry. In addition, Channel Partners online delivers a constant content stream of unique and breaking industry news, feature articles and premium downloadable content. As official media of Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution, Channel Partners is the market leader that channel professionals turn to first.

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