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HPE’s Hope, SolarWinds’ McCullough Holding Early Leads In Channel Madness Quarterfinals

Jennifer Follett

It’s nearly halftime of Round 3 in the CRN Channel Madness tournament, and the Enterprise 8 are fighting for a place in the Field of Four.


The Enterprise 8 are battling each other in the quarterfinal round of the 2022 CRN Channel Madness Tournament of Chiefs, with the regional Infrastructure, Hardware, Cloud and Security crowns on the line.

A number of channel chiefs got out quickly to early leads in their quests to make it to the Field of Four.

One of the two closest matchups so far is taking place in the Infrastructure region, where Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s George Hope has garnered 59 percent of the vote over Shannon Sbar of Schneider Electric, who’s sitting at 41 percent.

The other is in the Cloud region, where Jeff McCullough of SolarWinds is leading with 59 percent of the vote over Veeam Software’s Kevin Rooney, who’s at 41 percent.

Here’s a full look at the matchups so far:


George Hope, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, 59 percent vs. Shannon Sbar, Schneider Electric, 41 percent


Scott Mann, Scale Computing, 72 percent vs. Richard Vaughn, Dynabook Americas, 28 percent


Kevin Rooney, Veeam Software, 41 percent vs. Jeff McCullough, SolarWinds, 59 percent


Frank Rauch, Check Point Software Technologies, 30 percent vs. Lori Cornmesser, CyCognito, 70 percent

Voting in Round 3 remains open until Thursday, March 31 at noon ET. Visit to cast your votes and choose your chief!

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