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Zenoss VP of Worldwide Sales Recognized as 2017 CRN Channel Chief

Patrick Emerson Recognized as a Top Leader in the IT Channel for Driving Growth and Revenue

AUSTIN, Texas - Feb. 21, 2017 - Zenoss Inc., the leader in hybrid IT monitoring and analytics, today announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, named Patrick Emerson, vice president of worldwide sales at Zenoss, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.

Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN's editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2017 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.

Over the past two years, Emerson has reinvigorated the Zenoss channel program, significantly growing new business through channel partners and OEM agreements. As the IT industry continues to evolve and transition to hybrid environments, Zenoss is quickly becoming the go-to monitoring and analytics platform and is a trusted partner to value-added resellers (VARs) at the epicenter of this transformation.

"The executives on our 2017 Channel Chiefs list have distinguished themselves by building strong partner programs, developing and executing effective business strategy, and helping to advance the channel as a whole," said Bob Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. "They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their achievements and look forward to their successes in the coming year."

"I'm excited to be recognized with this prestigious award, and I'm even more excited for our partners around the world," Emerson said. "They've chosen to drive customer success through IT modernization and innovation using Zenoss as the cornerstone of their strategy — and they're posting record numbers in doing so. Our channel partners are critical to our overall company strategy, and we'll continue to reward them with updated programs, incentives and putting them front and center in driving our growth."

The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.

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About Zenoss
Zenoss works with the world's largest organizations to ensure their IT services and applications are always on. As the global leader in hybrid IT monitoring and analytics software, Zenoss provides complete visibility for cloud, virtual and physical IT environments. Zenoss customers gain IT performance and risk insights into their unique IT ecosystems through real-time analytics that adapt to the ever-evolving data center and cloud, enabling them to eliminate disruptions and accelerate business. www.zenoss.com

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com

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