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SUSE’s Rachel Cassidy Honored as a 2023 CRN Channel Chief


CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Rachel Cassidy, SUSE’s SVP Global Channel & Alliances on its 2023 Channel Chiefs list 

 About CRN’s 2023 Channel Chiefs List 

 Every year, CRN honors the IT channel executives who work tirelessly to advance the channel agenda and deliver successful channel partner programs and strategies through the Channel Chiefs list. 

 The 2023 Channel Chiefs have helped their solution provider partners and customers navigate an increasingly complex landscape of interconnected challenges and shifting industry dynamics. With the innovative strategies, programs, and partnerships of these Channel Chiefs in place, the solution provider community has continued to thrive. 

 The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the editorial staff based on their record of business innovation and dedication to the partner community. This year’s list represents the top IT executives responsible for building a robust channel ecosystem. 

 This isn’t the first year that Rachel has been recognized, having also made the list in in 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2015. 

 Partners are Important to SUSE & Customer Innovation 

 Rachel explains how our partners help us in our quest to allow our customers to “Innovate Everywhere”, “I believe in the power and impact of the “partner trifecta”, where multiple partners provide an integrated solution fostering innovation working across the ecosystem to build solutions that meet customer needs. Partners working together not only fosters innovation but creates powerful solutions that far outweigh what any one vendor can do on their own.” 

 This CRN recognition also demonstrates SUSE’s continued focus and investment in our partner ecosystem.  

 In the past few years, we’ve listened to our partners’ feedback and improved and overhauled the: 

  • Partner Program, launching the current iteration of the SUSE One Partner Program, which provides partners with the flexibility to participate in one of six specializations that cater to different partner business models 
  • Deal registration to make it simpler and easier for partners to claim and benefit 
  • Partner portal, the partner gateway to key SUSE assets and other web properties 

 We also recognize that SUSE partners are some of the most loyal and committed out there. That’s why we launched a partner loyalty platform, SUSE Champions, where partners can challenge themselves and earn points, while also serving as a spot for partners to make those all important connections with each other. 

 Watch this space, as we continue to evolve the SUSE One Partner Program and offerings with our partners! 


 The 2023 CRN Channel Chiefs list will be featured in the February 2023 issue of CRN Magazine. In the meantime, you can read Rachel’s entry


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Miriam Kang Partner Marketing Director, SUSE