Gruening recognized for leading the strategy and execution of Code42’s global channel partner program

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Feb. 23, 2015 — / — Code42, the leader in endpoint data protection and management for business and enterprise, announced today that Director of Channels Ryan Gruening has been named to the prestigious list of the “2015 CRN Channel Chiefs.”

The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their track record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community, and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs have demonstrated their enduring support for the channel by consistently defending, promoting and executing effective channel partner programs and strategies.

“Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief,” said Robert Faletra, chief executive officer of The Channel Company. “These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success.”

Since 2013, Gruening has overseen the development and impressive growth of Code42’s award-winning Summit Partner Program, with members reaching more than 900 channel partners including SHI, Datalink and SoftwareOne.

“Code42 is committed to equipping our channel partners with tools to grow their businesses and address client needs for enterprise-grade data protection and management,” said Gruening. “This is really a recognition for our broader Summit Partner Program and the Code42 team’s dedication to identifying the most strategic ways to enable our partner community. And as a result, our program continues to generate high-value, recurring revenue streams for the channel.”

The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN and online at

This recognition marks the latest in a series of honors recognizing Code42 for its dedication to the channel. Last October, Gruening was named to CRN’s “100 People You Don’t Know but Should” list and Code42 was named to the publication’s inaugural CRN “Cloud Partner Programs Guide.” Last August, Code42 celebrated the program’s one-year anniversary, which marked significant growth of its reseller roster.

For the complete list of Code42 achievements, visit the Honors page on the company’s website.

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About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation. 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

About Code42
Code42 is the endpoint data protection and management company that provides secure, integrated file sharing and backup at work, at home and everywhere in-between. The company’s award-winning products have become the gold standard for the enterprise, trusted by the most recognized brands in business and education, including Expedia, Procter & Gamble, Genentech/Roche and Harvard. Code42 is headquartered in Minneapolis and backed by Accel Partners and Split Rock Partners. For more information on the company and its solutions, visit

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