Mauro Meanti of Parallels Recognized as 2015 CRN Channel Chief

RENTON, Wash.--()--Parallels announced today that Mauro Meanti, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider, Parallels, has been named to the prestigious list of 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs. The influential executives on this annual list represent the most powerful leaders in the IT channel who hold direct responsibility for driving growth and revenue for their organizations through their indirect channel partners. Individuals are selected for inclusion based on their record of channel accomplishments, standing in the industry, dedication to the partner community and plans for driving future business innovation and channel growth.

“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized as a CRN Channel Chief”

Meanti leads Parallels sales, services, support and ISV and partner ecosystem programs. In this past year, Parallels expanded its partner community to reach more than 10,000 service providers and 10 million SMBs in more than 130 countries. Additionally, the Parallels APS ecosystem now features more than 500 applications and is supported by more than 250 ISVs, developers, system integrators and strategic partners. As a result, Parallels broad ecosystem of partners have valuable resources to drive sales and revenue.

“Each year, our editors carefully vet an extensive group of highly accomplished channel executives to highlight those exemplary individuals who earn the mantle of CRN Channel Chief. These executives strive to advance the success and standing of the channel community within their organizations. The 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs lead by example and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the IT channel. We applaud their accomplishments and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

“It’s an incredible honor to be recognized as a CRN Channel Chief,” said Meanti. “This award serves as a testament to Parallels commitment to its partners and our continued dedication to enable them to provide leading solutions that create value for their customers.”

The list of 2015 CRN Channel Chiefs is featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN and online at

About Parallels

Parallels provides the software that powers the cloud ecosystem, from small and local hosters to some of the world’s largest telecommunication companies. By partnering with Parallels, service providers gain access to industry expertise, a catalog of the most in-demand cloud applications, and the most comprehensive selection of software including web server management, server virtualization, provisioning, and billing automation. With offices in 15 countries, Parallels supports more than 10,000 service providers in delivering applications and cloud services to more than 10 million SMBs. For more information, visit, follow us on Twitter, or like us on Facebook.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. 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


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