Carolee Gearhart, Vice President of Global Channels & Partners of Adaptive Insights Recognized as One of CRN's 2014 Channel

Carolee Gearhart, Vice President of Global Channels & Partners of Adaptive 
Insights Recognized as One of CRN's 2014 Channel Chiefs 
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/02/14 --  Adaptive Insights has
announced that Carolee Gearhart, Vice President of Global Channels
and International Sales, has been named one of CRN's 2014 Channel
Chiefs. This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT
channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving
channel sales and growth within their organization, while
evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT
Industry. 
CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on
channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and
public support for the importance of IT channel sales. 
Gearhart was chosen for her contributions to the strong growth that
Adaptive Insights experienced over the past year and for her work
with Adaptive's 200+ global channel partners. Under her leadership,
in 2013, Adaptive Insights saw 100 percent year over year growth in
the number of partners elevated to Gold status, based on revenue
generation. She also helped Adaptive's highest performing partners
grow in numbers by 17 percent and in sales by a combined average of
37 percent in 2013.  
Gearhart has implemented a Market Development Funds program that
creates increasing value for the top performing partners. The past
year has seen major translation and support investments in
international segments -- from new product translations, additional
marketing translations, new dedicated Adaptive resources on
international partner markets and joint go-to market plans in EMEA,
Asia Pacific and Latin America. 
"We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the
industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel
community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees
lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to
help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT
industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their
continued success," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.  
The 2014 Channel Chief award by CRN is an honor that is well
deserved," says John Herr, CEO, Adaptive Insights. "Carolee Gearhart
has done a remarkable job in accelerating our global partner sales
opportunities and enhancing our relationship base with new globally
recognized partners, such as Cap Gemini and Cognizant Technology
Solutions. Carolee's leadership and vision has led Adaptive Insight's
partner program to become largest, most robust channel ecosystem in
cloud corporate performance management."  
The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue
of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com. More information on the Partner
Program for Adaptive Insights can be found online here.  
About Adaptive Insights
 Adaptive Insights is the worldwide leader in
cloud-based business analytics solutions for companies and nonprofits
of all sizes. The company's software as a service (SaaS) platform
allows finance and management teams to work together to plan,
monitor, report on, and analyze financial and operational
performance. With capabilities for budgeting, forecasting, reporting,
consolidation, dashboards, and business intelligence, Adaptive
Insights enables finance, sales, and other business leaders to make
better, faster, more collaborative decisions that drive a true
competitive advantage. Adaptive Insights is used by over 1,900
organizations worldwide, from midsized companies and nonprofits to
large corporations, including AAA, Boston Scientific, CORT, Konica
Minolta, NetSuite, Philips, and Vail Resorts. The company is the #1
fastest growing cloud business analytics and CPM software company on
the Deloitte Technology Fast 500(TM) list; and ranks #1 in customer
satisfaction in independent industry surveys. With customers and
partners in 85 countries worldwide, the company has the strongest
channel ecosystem in the cloud CPM space, with worldwide partners
including Armanino, Intacct, IntuitiveTek, Plex Systems, SAP, and
NetSuite, which offers a specialized version of Adaptive Insights as
the NetSuite Financial Planning Module. Adaptive Insights is
headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. and is funded by Bessemer Venture
Partners (BVP), Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), Royal Bank of Canada
(RBC), ONSET Ventures, Monitor Ventures, and Cardinal Venture
Capital. 
About The Channel Company
 The Channel Company is the channel
community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with
established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and
SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven
and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and
marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company
provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand
Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology
partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com. 
Press Contacts:
Betzi-Lynn Hanc 
The Channel Company 
508.416.1182 
bhanc@thechannelcompany.com  
Gina Giachetti
Highwire PR for Adaptive Insights
415-963-4174 x17
AdaptiveInsights@highwirepr.com 
 
 
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