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IGEL’s Eric Jans Named To CRN “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” List

Annual Guide Shines a Light on the IT Channel’s Rising Stars

Eric Jans IGEL IGEL, a world leader in endpoint security and optimization software for the secure enterprise, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Eric Jans, Channel Manager for the Central and West Regions, as one of the 100 People You Don’t Know But Should in the IT channel for 2018.

This annual list is compiled by the CRN editorial team, using feedback from solution providers and industry executives, to acknowledge channel management team members from the industry’s top vendors and distributors. Those recognized on this list work diligently to drive innovation, profits, and successful partnerships, keeping the IT channel growing and their firms thriving.

Eric joined IGEL in May 2017 from AppSense (now Ivanti) where he served as a Channel Manager and Channel SE for the Central Region. With 20 years of channel experience, Eric helps IGEL partners grow their businesses by demonstrating the value that well-managed endpoints can offer organizations of all sizes – from the SMB to the mid-market and enterprise.

“Since joining IGEL, Eric has made several significant contributions to the growth and success of our partner program,” said Jed Ayres, President and CEO, IGEL North America. “These include helping to introduce a new loyalty program and creating and executing our certification program for channel partners. We are tremendously proud of his accomplishments and thank the staff at CRN for recognizing him as one of the IT channel’s rising stars.”

Michael Hogan, President, Hogan Consulting Group, and IGEL Platinum-level partner, added, “The addition of the sales certifications and enablement programs has allowed us to drive additional IGEL revenue in existing projects as well as uncover new opportunities in our client base. The combination of sales and technical enablement in addition to the Loyalty Rewards rebates makes IGEL a key partner in our continued growth and profitability. Congratulations Eric and the entire IGEL channel team on this award.”

2018_100-people you should know_AwardAs a 100 percent channel-driven company, IGEL is committed to providing channel partners innovative tools and resources that help them grow their businesses more quickly and more profitably, and was recognized in 2018 with a CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) Award as a best-in-class provider of desktop and server virtualization solutions. Earlier this year, IGEL expanded its partner program to include Gold Level. The IGEL Partner Program now has three tiers – Platinum, Gold, and Authorized. IGEL also added a $20K back-end rebate for IGEL Platinum partners that reach $500K in sales, and a $50K rebate if they hit $1M in sales.

Additionally, IGEL recently launched the IGEL Certified Engineering (ICE) training at the 2018 IGEL DISRUPT End User Computing Forum events held in Australia, Germany and the U.S. To date, 10 of IGEL’s Gold and Platinum partners in the U.S. now have technicians on staff who have earned ICE certification, and the numbers continue to grow.

In 2018, IGEL is also giving away $120,000 to current and potential customers to help IT Pros become IT Ballers by saving money, improving operations and increasing security. Throughout the year, there are six opportunities to win $20,000. To enter the IT Baller sweepstakes, participants must complete a short survey localhost:9000/itballer-contest.

“This outstanding group of unsung channel heroes work tirelessly to create, promote, and manage programs and policies that support their partners and the advancement of the channel overall,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company.  “We are honored to bring these individuals into the spotlight with CRN’s 2018 list of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should and to recognize them for their undeniable contributions to the channel.”

The 2018 list of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should will be featured in the October issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

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About IGEL

IGEL delivers powerful unified endpoint security and optimization software that is revolutionary in its simplicity and purpose-built for the enterprise. The company’s world-leading software products include the IGEL OS™, Universal Desktop Converter™ (UDC), IGEL Cloud Gateway™ (ICG), IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions enable a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint security and optimization platform across nearly any x86 device. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered and manufactured thin, zero and all-in-one client solutions deliver the industry’s best warranty (5 years), support (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to precisely control all devices running IGEL OS as well as Windows 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 localhost:9000.

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