Tech Data's Alex Ryals Named to CRN "100 People You Don't Know But Should" List

October 1, 2018 10:00 AM

CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Alex Ryals, vice president, Security Solutions as one of 100 People You Don't Know But Should in the IT channel for 2018.

Alex Ryals, vice president, Security Solutions, at Tech Data

This annual list is compiled by the CRN editorial team, using feedback from solution providers and industry executives, to acknowledge channel management team members from the industry's top vendors and distributors.

"We are proud of what Alex and his team consistently deliver on a daily basis," said Colin Blair, vice president, Specialist Solutions Sales, Americas, at Tech Data. "It is particularly rewarding to see an influential publication such as CRN recognize Alex's accomplishments. He works diligently to drive innovation for our channel partners, keeping his customers and their end-user clientele thriving."

Ryals is responsible for accelerating the sales of security solutions through the Tech Data channel partner ecosystem. Leveraging vendor sales, training and enablement, custom IP solutions and delivery services, Ryals and his team help channel partners build strong security practices and deliver solutions that help address today's security needs.

"This outstanding group of unsung channel heroes works tirelessly to create, promote and manage programs and policies that support their partners and the advancement of the channel overall," said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. "We are honored to bring these individuals into the spotlight with CRN's 2018 list of 100 People You Don't Know But Should and to recognize them for their undeniable contributions to the channel."

The 2018 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

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