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The Characteristics of an Exceptional Channel Leader with Janet Schijns

The channel is changing at a rate and pace of change previously unseen in the industry and the world.  Make the wrong turn as a leader and your company will suffer as will your career. Take the right turn as a leader and you and your company will prosper.  But just exactly how do you make the right decisions as a channel leader?  Effective channel leadership skills and actions are the keys to thriving; but most leaders don’t have a roadmap for their own personal and professional development that aligns with the changing realities in our market. That’s about to change.  Join Janet Schijns CEO of the JS Group as she shares their research regarding just what it will take to make it to the top and stay there in the coming years. 

About Janet Schijns:

I have over two decades of experience building, optimizing, and evangelizing channel programs and go-to-market strategies. To my delight, I earned 5-Star Channel Program Awards at Motorola, Verizon, and Cisco EMEA and am the holder of lots of industry awards. In 2019, I was honored to be named Channel Influencer of the Year by Channel Partners, and Analytics Insights dubbed me both a Top 10 Women in Technology and Top 10 Most Impactful Women in Technology for 2020.

Prior to JS Group, I served as EVP and CMSO at Office Depot, where I led a major transformation to drive traction in IT services. I was the Chief Channel Executive and Chief Marketing Technologist Verizon Business from 2012 to 2017, and Vice President of Verizon Wireless’ Business Solutions Group from 2010 to 2012. Additionally, I ran the channel organization for Motorola Enterprise and Government.