Rick Whiting has been with CRN and CRN.com since November 2006, originally as a senior editor and more recently as feature/special projects editor.
Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also oversees the editorial component of CRN’s annual solution provider lists and awards including the Solution Provider 500, MSP 500, Tech Elite 250, Fast Growth 150 and Triple Crown Winners.
Whiting also covers the Big Data beat for CRN, writing about companies and technologies in business analytics, database and data management software; big data platforms; and data engineering, data science and machine learning tools.
Whiting was a 2014 winner of the ASBPE Awards of Excellence – New England Region.
Before joining CRN Whiting worked at United Business Media‘s InformationWeek magazine from 1998 to 2006 as a senior editor and, later, news editor. Other publications he has held writer/editor positions with include Software Magazine, Electronic Business Magazine and Computer System News.
Before moving into trade publishing Whiting was a newspaper reporter at the Daily Transcript in Dedham, Mass. from 1980 to 1986.
Whiting holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and political science from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and a
Master of Business Administration degree from the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.