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IGEL CEO Jed Ayres Honored by CRN on the 2021 Top 100 Executives List

For the 6th year in a row, Ayres recognized for his commitment to the IT channel and innovative leadership style that has helped to propel IGEL’s leadership in transforming how businesses access digital workspaces from the cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2, 2021 – IGEL, provider of the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named IGEL CEO Jed Ayres to its 2021 Top 100 Executives list. This annual list honors the passionate and hard-working technology executives who are supporting, growing, and redefining the IT channel. The executives named on this list have demonstrated their commitment to the channel and proved themselves as exemplary leaders through their innovative channel-focused strategies and initiatives. This is the sixth year in a row that Ayres has been featured on CRN’s Top 100 Executives list.

Since joining IGEL in 2016, Ayres’ enthusiasm and optimism have inspired and propelled IGEL’s rise as a leader in transforming the way businesses optimize their use of cloud-delivered digital workspaces. Aligning itself with the world’s most prominent cloud workspace providers including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Citrix, Microsoft and VMware, IGEL simplifies and secures the cloud-delivery of all needed applications and resources for today’s modern end-user computing environments. This has driven an expansive growth trajectory for IGEL, which has reported triple-digit growth over the past five years in billings, margin, and units. For the year ending December 31, 2020, IGEL increased revenues from recurring software products and services by over 150% year-over-year worldwide, supported by IGEL’s growing channel partner ecosystem.

Bill Veghte, Executive Chairman, IGEL said, “IGEL OS offers the proven security, manageability and flexibility businesses need today to deliver on the promise of work from anywhere. That, coupled with the passion, conviction and courage Jed has demonstrated in building up IGEL’s robust partner ecosystem and go-to-market strategies, delivers tremendous value for enterprise customers. It’s easy to see why Jed has been repeatedly recognized by CRN for his innovation and leadership in the IT channel.”

CRN’s Top 100 Executives list acknowledges the tech visionaries who are blazing new trails within the larger IT space. It honors executives across four sub-categories: the 25 Most Influential Executives, Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders, Top 25 Innovators and Top 25 Disruptors, each with its own set of strengths that impact the IT channel.

“New technology trends, such as the shift to remote work, cloud computing, SaaS, and IoT, have forced companies to rapidly adapt to an IT landscape that gets more complex by the day,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “However, with IT executives like those featured on our CRN 2021 Top 100 Executives list leading the charge, those same companies are better equipped to tackle modern IT challenges. These leaders have demonstrated an unceasing commitment to business growth and IT innovation, and I have no doubt they’ll continue to do so as new challenges arise.”

The Top 100 Executives list will be featured in the August 2021 issue of CRN Magazine and online at

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About IGEL

IGEL provides the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. The company’s world-leading software products include IGEL OS™, IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and IGEL Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions comprise a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management and control platform across nearly any x86-64 device. Easily acquired via just two feature-rich software offerings, — Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack — IGEL software presents outstanding value per investment. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered endpoint solutions deliver the industry’s best hardware warranty (5 years), software maintenance (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to save vast amounts of money by extending the useful life of their existing endpoint devices while precisely controlling all devices running IGEL OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit

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