October 01, 2018
*Shining a Light on the IT Channel’s Best and Brightest Unsung Heroes*
**DENVER, CO** (October 1, 2018) – [Pax8](http://www.pax8.com), the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that [CRN](http://www.crn.com)®, a brand of [The Channel Company](http://www.thechannelco.com), has recognized [Craig Donovan](https://www.pax8.com/#/bio/craig-donovan), Vice President of Partner Solutions, as one of 100 People You Don’t Know But Should in the IT channel for 2018.
Craig Donovan drives the strategic direction of the company’s partner-focused software projects. With more than 18 years of experience in both engineering and leadership within software teams, Craig works with partners to understand their needs and incorporates that into the engineering cycle and provisioning. Throughout his career, Craig’s passion has been delivering solutions that exceed the customer’s needs with innovative technology.
“Craig has a unique ability to connect with our partners and the technical skills to ensure we are incorporating their business needs into our technology,” said Ryan Walsh, chief channel officer at Pax8. “He has a sharp focus on building technology, like the PSA integrations, that will offer our partners more ease of use, automation, and efficiency. We thank the CRN team and the partner community for recognizing Craig’s accomplishments.”
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. Those recognized on this list work diligently to drive innovation, profits, and successful partnerships, keeping the IT channel growing and their firms thriving.
“This outstanding group of unsung channel heroes work tirelessly to create, promote, and manage programs and policies that support their partners and the advancement of the channel overall,” said Bob Skelley, chief executive officer at 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 [www.crn.com/100people](https://www.crn.com/slide-shows/channel-programs/100-people-you-don-t-know-but-should-2018).
To learn more about Pax8, please contact the cloud solutions advisors at (855) 884-PAX8, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit [www.pax8.com](http://www.pax8.com).
Pax8 is the leader in cloud distribution. As a born in the cloud company, Pax8 empowers managed service providers (MSPs) to capitalize on the $1 trillion cloud opportunity. Through billing, provisioning, automation, industry-leading PSA integrations, and pre-and-post sales support, Pax8 simplifies cloud buying, improves operational efficiency, and lowers customer acquisition cost.
Pax8 is a proven, award-winning disruptor in the market, earning accolades like NexGen’s Best in Show two years in a row, Biggest Buzz at IT Nation, CRN’s Coolest Cloud Vendor, Best in Show at XChange two years in a row, HTG’s Rookie of the Year, and more. If you want to be successful with cloud, you want to work with Pax8. Get started today at [www.pax8.com](http://www.pax8.com).
**About The Channel Company**
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. Learn more at [www.thechannelco.com](http://www.thechannelco.com).
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