David Portnowitz Named a Channel Partners ‘Top Gun 51’ Channel Leader
Sarasota, FL , USA, July 15, 2020 -- David Portnowitz, Chief Marketing Officer of Star2Star, has been recognized as a "Top Gun 51" by the editors of Channel Partners and Channel Futures. The editors teamed with industry analysts and executives from master agencies and distributors to identify premier leaders in the indirect IT and telecom channel. 2020 Top Gun 51 Award.
David leads Star2Star’s creative, digital, and Partner marketing efforts as well as the Training team at Star2Star. He has spearheaded the company’s efforts to enhance Star2Star’s marketing efforts since joining the company in 2013.
To compile the Top Gun 51 list, determined each year in tandem with the annual MSP 501, Channel Partners and Channel Futures editors invited those who know channel executives best — distributors, master agents and industry analysts — to nominate leaders who exemplify channel advocacy and leadership. All nominations are strictly confidential.
A channel leader was defined as possessing integrity, knowledge and confidence, the ability to inspire others, commitment and passion. He or she must be adept at recognizing the increasing diversity of partner types, revenue models, and partner and customer journeys.
"It’s an honor to be recognized with this award," said David Portnowitz, regarding his win. "I am incredibly proud to lead the Star2Star Marketing and Training departments, and all that we have accomplished on behalf of our partners, customers, and the channel as a whole. It’s a very exciting time to be leading channel marketing and training efforts for Star2Star, which is seeing incredible growth and making great strides with our technology offerings. Thank you to my company, my team, and the person who nominated me!"
David and the rest of this year’s #TopGun51 will be recognized in a special program during Channel Partners Virtual: Digital Events for the Modern Channel. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution have been combined into a three-day online event to be held Sept. 8-10.
"Today’s channel leaders must be futurists, accountants, technologists, marketers and crisis managers," said Kris Blackmon, senior content director for Channel Partners and Channel Futures. "It’s important to recognize these outstanding executives on the basis of insights from within the community itself. We want to thank everyone who helped us assemble this year’s list."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
Date Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020
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