October 11, 2018
**DENVER, CO** (October 11, 2018) – [Pax8](http://www.pax8.com), the leader in cloud distribution, today announced that Channel Futures has selected Ryan Walsh, Chief Channel Officer at Pax8, as a winner of the 2018 Circle of Excellence Awards.
Ryan has more 16 years of experience helping channel partners build successful cloud practices by enabling them to easily sell, bill, and manage cloud subscription services. He is dedicated to offering the education partners need to achieve more with cloud through his leadership with Channel Futures’ Think Tank and as the Co-Chair of CompTIA’s Channel Advisory Board. Under his direction, Pax8 is redefining how distribution works for the channel in a cloud-centric world.
“It is an honor to receive this award from Channel Futures for the innovations we are offering channel partners and our dedication to their business growth,” said Walsh. “This award shines a spotlight on the importance of the partner journey to the cloud and how Pax8 is focused on offering the best Wingman experience in the industry. We thank Channel Futures for this recognition and their leadership.”
Channel Futures Circle of Excellence winners were honored during an awards ceremony at the Fall 2018 Channel Partners Evolution in Philadelphia. These winners will be featured on a special Channel Futures Immersion Center on the Channel Futures website.
“Circle of Excellence award winners represent the best in channel management. Through their thought leadership, partner loyalty and business performance, they distinguish themselves from their peers,” said T.C. Doyle, editorial director at Channel Futures.
Added Kelly Danziger, market leader of channels at Informa, “Channel Futures is proud to honor these remarkable executives for their achievement and commitment to the channel. Their unwavering dedication to the channel community sets a high standard that inspires others.”
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).
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**About Informa's Channel Group**
Channel Futures is devoted to helping digital architects better manage their operations and deliver higher-value business solutions to end customers. Channel Futures provides inspiration, insights and tools to the diverse ecosystem of companies that comprise the "new channel," which includes managed service providers (MSPs), systems integrators, born-in-the-cloud companies, telecom agents, VARs and other market specialists that operate outside the traditional information and telecommunications technology (ICT) ecosystem.
For more than two decades, Channel Partners has been the leader in providing news and analysis to indirect sales channels serving the business technology. It is the unrivaled resource for resellers, aggregators, agents, brokers, VARs, systems integrators, interconnects and dealers that provide network-based communications and computing services, associated CPE and applications as well as managed and professional services. Channel Partners is the official media of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo and Channel Partners Evolution.
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