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IGEL’s Jed Ayres Recognized as a 2017 CRN® Channel Chief

An IT Channel “Mover and Shaker,” Ayres Also Named One of CRN’s 50 Most Influential Leaders

SAN FRANCISCO – IGEL, a world leader in the delivery of powerful unified endpoint security and optimization (UEM) software, software-defined endpoints, and thin and zero client solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Jed Ayres, President and CEO of IGEL North America, to its prestigious list of 2017 Channel Chiefs. Ayres was also named one of CRN’s 50 Most Influential Leaders on the 2017 list. Ranking among the channel’s “movers and shakers, he joins an elite group of the IT channel’s top executives and brands, 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.

“As a 100% channel focused company, IGEL is committed to creating new opportunities for our channel partners that enable them to grow their businesses more quickly and more profitably,” said Heiko Gloge, Founder and Managing Director, IGEL Technology. “Over the last few months, Jed has played an instrumental role in helping us modernize our partner program, and we are excited to have recently welcomed 17 new partners at the Platinum level who represent the IT channel’s top virtualization partners. We are looking forward to working with them, as well as our Authorized IGEL partners and resellers to drive mutual success in the coming year, and I would especially like to thank CRN for recognizing Jed for the leadership role he plays here at IGEL and within the IT channel as a whole.”

Ayres joined IGEL in June 2016 with more than two decades of technology sales and marketing experience and a proven track record for building innovative partner programs and driving high-growth, having most recently served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for AppSense, which is now Ivanti. In addition to expanding IGEL’s partner enablement programs, Ayres has also been working to strengthen the relationships the company has with its top alliance partners including AMD, Cisco, Citrix, Intel, Microsoft, Samsung, and VMware, and its distribution partners Ingram Micro and Synnex. To learn more about the IGEL Partner Program, connect with Ayres on Twitter, LinkedIn and via email at

“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.”

The 2017 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2017 issue of CRN and 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 Device Converter (UDC), IGEL Cloud Gateway (ICG), Universal Device 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.

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