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Sergio Bea, Vice President Global Enterprise and Channels, Recognized as 2019 CRN® Channel Chief

Montreal, Canada, March 20, 2019 – Accedian, the global end-to-end network and application performance experts, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Sergio Bea, Vice President Global Enterprise and Channels, to its list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. It is an impressive fourth year in a row that Mr. Bea has been recognized on this prestigious list of top leaders.  

Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to their channel partner programs. Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff as a result of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community, and strategies for driving future growth and innovation.

Mr. Bea leads the first global enterprise and channel business for Accedian. Leveraging Mr. Bea’s profound experience working with partners all over the world, he has assembled a team of talented professionals to grow the Accedian Enterprise business exponentially. As part of the Enterprise strategy, Mr. Bea and his team added 30% more partners and revitalized another 30% through a “grow at your own pace” model, encouraging stronger relationships and communication for greater revenue for Accedian’s partners and channels. With a primary focus on Managed Service Partners(MSP), Accedian’s 4X Partner program revolutionized the way these companies can go to market leveraging the 4X SNAP methodology.

In addition, Mr. Bea leads the implementation of a the channel-partner strategy that enables the company and partners to effectively deliver Accedian’s unique value proposition with SkyLIGHT, the industry’s fully Integrated Solution for Network and Application Monitoring and Performance Management (APM and NPM).

SkyLIGHT provides 360° network visibility and analytics for all types of IT infrastructures – physical, virtualized, software-defined, and cloud. It combines advanced network flow monitoring, real-time application transaction capture, and end-user experience tracking.

“The individuals on CRN’s 2019 Channel Chiefs list deserve special recognition for their contribution and support in the development of robust partner programs, innovative business strategies, and significant influence to the overall health of the IT channel,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “We applaud each Channel Chief’s remarkable record of accomplishments and look forward to following their continued success.”

“I’m very proud to be recognized for a fourth year in a row by CRN as a Channel Chief as it is equally recognition of Accedian’s dedication to our customers’ success,” said Sergio Bea, Vice President Global Enterprise and Channels, Accedian. “Digital transformation and the inherent implications of cloud migration will require more adaptation to new environments. We are here to help our partners introduce network and application performance as a service, and give them the tools they need for next-level visibility.”

The 2019 CRN Channel Chiefs list, including the 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs, is featured online at and appears in the February 2019 issue of CRN.

About Accedian

Accedian delivers exceptional end-to-end network and application performance visibility, for control over the best possible user experience. Full visibility across network services and application chains — spanning virtualized, cloud, software-defined, and physical infrastructure —empowers service providers and enterprises to embrace transformation, to make the most efficient use of digital assets to realize business goals, and to strengthen their competitive positions.

Accedian is an established expert at instrumenting networks of every size, with SkyLIGHT™ platform solutions that scale to monitor multinational networks. Since 2005, Accedian has partnered with its customers to deliver solutions across the globe, helping them and their users Experience Performance.

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Kaela Loffler
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