2023 Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders
Rick Whiting, Jennifer Follett
For the fourth year we present CRN’s Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders list, recognizing today’s up-and-coming solution provider executives, directors and managers who are poised to be tomorrow’s channel leaders.
The New Generation
Innovation is the lifeblood of the IT industry. Not just in the technology itself, but also in how to best bring that IT to businesses and utilize it to its maximum potential. For the IT channel, that requires people with new ideas, new talents and new life experiences—as well as the drive and the passion—to develop and deliver leading-edge IT solutions.
For the fourth year we present CRN’s Next-Gen Solution Provider Leaders, highlighting the rising solution provider executives, directors and managers who are poised to be tomorrow’s leaders.
The list recognizes solution provider employees 40 years of age or younger who have made significant contributions to their company’s strategic direction and driving growth in the channel during the past year.
The list includes people who have followed very different career trajectories, from those who have started their own solution provider business to people who began as interns where they work today and have risen to influential positions. There are people who have been in the IT industry (and even the IT channel) since the start of their professional careers while others have come from other industries (and even some with non-business backgrounds such as the military), bringing with them their unique experiences, expertise and insight.
The contributions of these next-generation leaders have been all the more important in 2023, a year marked by economic uncertainty and the ever-accelerating pace of technological change—the wave of AI development racing through the IT industry being the most visible example.
With their passions and new approaches to problem-solving, the people on this list—and many others like them—are helping solution providers thrive in these turbulent times.
Here’s a look at 64 rising stars in the channel, including a brief overview of what they see as some of their biggest accomplishments and most innovative ideas over the past year.
(by last name)