Meltwater | November 06, 2023
Doug Balut has consecutively received the CRN Channel Chiefs Award in 2021, 2022, and 2023.
He led global teams and forged partnerships with organizations such as SAP, Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, and Intel, among others.
At Meltwater, Doug Balut will be crucial in growing the company and enhancing client satisfaction through partner programs and strategic relationships.
Meltwater, which empowers companies with solutions spanning media, social, consumer, and sales intelligence, has announced the appointment of Doug Balut as Senior Vice President of Global Alliances and Partnerships.
In this new position, Doug Balut will be cultivating a dynamic partner network, establishing a resilient channel sales structure, and formulating go-to-market strategies. These initiatives are all geared toward advancing the company's expansion, enhancing customer value, and reinforcing its standing as a comprehensive set of enterprise-grade solutions.
Doug Balut possesses over 25 years of experience in the technology industry, with a strong background in building and leading strategic alliances, channel sales, and business development within the SaaS sector. Before this, he worked as Senior Vice President of Global Alliances at Sprinklr. During his tenure at Sprinklr, he was pivotal in establishing a partner organization and successfully implementing a growth-oriented methodology, culminating in Sprinklr's IPO in 2021. Before his time at Sprinklr, he held various leadership positions in sales, both in direct sales and indirect partner sales, at Cisco. He directed teams on a global scale and established collaborations with entities like SAP, Accenture, Deloitte, IBM, and Intel, among others.
John Box, CEO of Meltwater, remarked
I am thrilled to welcome Doug Balut to the Meltwater team as our new SVP of Alliances and Partnerships. He has a proven track record of driving revenue growth, expanding market reach, and creating value for customers and partners.
[Source – Meltwater]
John Box emphasized that Doug Balut will be pivotal in fortifying the company's partner ecosystem and expediting its worldwide expansion. He added that the company anticipates a fruitful collaboration with Doug Balut to provide clients with excellent media, social, and consumer intelligence solutions.
Doug Balut expressed his enthusiasm upon joining Meltwater, expressing his profound excitement about the opportunity to establish a novel partner ecosystem in support of Meltwater's growth and enterprise transformation initiatives. He emphasized that the current moment is opportune for directing attention toward expanding large accounts on a global scale, marking the next phase in Meltwater's dynamic history. He acknowledged that partnerships serve as a driving force for this expansion and affirmed his readiness to construct an organizational framework and a network of influential partners to facilitate the attainment of these objectives.
Business Wire | October 30, 2023
Contentsquare, a global leader in Digital Experience Analytics, today announced the appointment of Jean-Christophe Pitié as Chief Marketing & Partnerships Officer. In this dual role, Jean-Christophe will lead the company’s global marketing organization and oversee strategic partnerships.
Starting as of today, Jean-Christophe will lead Contentsquare’s global marketing initiatives, focusing on strengthening the brand and driving customer demand in markets around the world. He will also be responsible for identifying, nurturing and enhancing strategic alliances with key partners, and continuing to grow Contentsquare’s rich partner ecosystem worldwide.
Jean-Christophe brings a solid track record of leading global companies through their digital growth and transformation journeys, while building scalable and world-class demand generation strategies. Prior to joining Contentsquare, he spent more than two decades at Microsoft, playing a key role in Microsoft’s journey to cloud-based solutions, and helping to launch Office 365 for consumers and Microsoft 365 for businesses. He also led Microsoft’s digital stores division at the company’s global headquarters in Seattle. More recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer for Microsoft France, where he was responsible for executing Microsoft’s go to market and strategy within the French market.
We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Jean-Christophe to the team. Not only does he have an impressive track record of bringing innovative technology to market, he also embodies our company values and puts his team first with everything he does, said Jonathan Cherki, CEO & Founder of Contentsquare. Contentsquare is at an exciting stage of its journey and Jean-Christophe’s deep expertise in tech will be incredibly valuable as we continue to grow. We couldn’t think of a better person to activate our brand vision and partner strategy.
“Having access to a holistic understanding of customers is critical in today’s business landscape and Contentsquare is leading the way when it comes to customer experience insights. I’m thrilled to join the company at this exciting moment in time and to help bring its unique insights to more teams,” said Jean-Christophe Pitié.
Jean-Christophe holds an MBA in Business and Economics from INSEAD and a degree in Civil Engineering from ESTP (École Spéciale des Travaux Publics, du Bâtiment et de l’Industrie).
Contentsquare is a leading digital experience analytics platform that empowers businesses to understand and optimize the user experience across web, mobile, and app platforms. Its AI-powered platform provides rich and contextual insight into customer behaviors, feelings and intent — at every touchpoint in their journey — enabling businesses to build empathy and create lasting impact.
More than 1300 leading brands use Contentsquare to grow their business, deliver more customer happiness and move with greater agility in a constantly changing world. Its insights are used to optimize the experience on over 1.3 million websites worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.contentsquare.com.
Thrive | November 08, 2023
The 2023 Channel Futures MSP 501 list recognizes leading global MSPs for their achievements in growth and innovation within a volatile business environment.
The accolade was conferred upon Thrive during the MSP 501 Awards Gala on November 1 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach in Florida.
The award recognizes Thrive's commitment to delivering advanced global cybersecurity programs with excellence.
Thrive, a distinguished managed services provider specializing in cybersecurity and digital transformation, has announced its recognition as The Channel Futures 2023 Managed Security Services Partner of the Year. The company excels at optimizing business outcomes through NextGen managed services and client security programs, employing its Thrive5 methodology.
The award underscores Thrive's dedication to delivering cutting-edge, comprehensive cybersecurity programs to global businesses. Its recognition as The Channel Futures 2023 Managed Security Services Partner of the Year reaffirms its commitment to safeguarding and empowering its clients with cybersecurity solutions.
Rob Stephenson, CEO of Thrive, said
We're honored to be recognized as The Channel Futures 2023 MSSP of the Year. This award reflects the hard work and dedication of our team to prioritize our clients' security needs.
[Source – Business Wire]
He further emphasized that in an era characterized by pervasive data breaches and cyber threats, Thrive adheres to its mission of delivering the utmost protection for businesses spanning North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.
Thrive distinguishes itself from its industry peers due to its unique approach, which involves integrating cutting-edge tools, a 24/7 Security Operation Center staffed by vigilant experts, and advanced cybersecurity mesh automation systems, all aimed at enhancing the overall security posture of its clients. The company consistently demonstrates innovation, expertise, and a client-centric approach to streamline all security functions through its state-of-the-art SOAR and ServiceNow platforms, in contrast to the limited, point-in-time solutions many competitors offer.
This year's survey has seen one of the fiercest competitions in its history. Thrive has jumped to the 21st position on the 2023 Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings, a significant leap from its 2022 ranking at 50.
The MSP 501 ranking does not exclusively recognize MSPs based on their size and revenue; instead, it assesses organizations by considering criteria such as annual sales, recurring revenue, profit margins, revenue composition, growth, innovation, and the technologies they supported in the preceding year. The study also acknowledges their business acumen, best practices, and the consistent and reliable advice they provide to their customers.
MSPs worldwide regarded 2022 as a significant year, marked by increased investments by SMBs, the integration of cloud computing for hybrid workforce support, automation, AI development, M&A activities, and the elevation of MSPs to trusted business and technology experts in their roles as frontline employees. The providers featured in this list exemplify their commitment to driving progress within the MSP sector and the entire channel, ushering in a new wave of innovation.
Before the MSP 501 Gala, Rob Stephenson participated as a featured expert panelist in two distinguished sessions at the Channel Futures MSP Summit: 'Gaining an Edge in Cybersecurity with AI: A Channel Partners Playbook' and '(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About AI: Tips and Best Practices for Building AI Solutions Customers Actually Need.'