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IGEL’s Jeff Kalberg Named to CRN “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” List

Recognized for his passion and commitment to helping channel partners implement best-of-breed VDI technologies and applications, Kalberg is among the unsung heroes of the IT channel

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 9, 2017 – IGEL, a world leader in endpoint security and optimization software for the secure enterprise, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Jeff Kalberg, Technology Evangelist, as one of the IT channel’s “100 People You Don’t Know But Should” for 2017.

With more than 35 years of industry experience, much of it spent as an IT consultant, Kalberg has advised some of the world’s largest and most respected companies on their endpoint security and optimization strategies. He is an expert at helping IGEL’s channel partners and their customers select and implement best-of-breed technologies that drive end-user efficiency, streamline IT operations and promote secure access to virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and applications. Over the past year, Kalberg has also played an integral role in helping IGEL achieve a number of important milestones including an 890% increase in software revenues in the U.S. market in the first half of 2017 and 156% growth worldwide.

“Jeff bleeds IGEL yellow, demonstrating a level of passion and commitment for VDI, IGEL and our channel partners that shines through in everything he does,” said Jed Ayres, President and CEO, IGEL North America. “A master problem solver, Jeff is always ready to impart his vast knowledge and understanding of IGEL to help our channel partners jump over the many small (and large) hurdles that often stand in the way of VDI success, making this complex world seem consumable and simple. And, as if that weren’t enough he’s an incredible orator to boot — leading partner training sessions and speaking at partner and customer events 50+ times per year. Congratulations Jeff on this well-deserved honor – we are extremely proud to have you on our team.”

100 People You Should Know Award IGELThe CRN editorial team, assessing feedback from solution providers and other industry executives, compiles the annual “100 People You Don’t Know but Should” list to celebrate under-the-radar channel management team members from the industry’s top vendors and distributors. Those selected have worked tirelessly to create, promote and manage programs and policies that support and advance the IT channel.

“A number of unsung channel heroes work hard every day to drive innovation, profits and successful partnerships, holding the IT ecosystem’s equilibrium steady and keeping it on a path to growth,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “They may not often share the spotlight with more high-profile channel figures, but the difference they make is irrefutable. We are pleased to shine a light on these individuals with CRN’s 2017 list of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should and to honor their essential contributions to the channel.”

The 2017 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 Click here for more information on the IGEL partner program. To experience the capabilities of IGEL’s OSTM, Universal Desktop ConverterTM (UDC) and Universal Management SuiteTM (UMS), download here, or request free evaluation hardware.

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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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