Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Amazon Consulting Recruits Former Everything Channel IPED Director Kevin Rhone as New Director of Client Services

Amazon Consulting, a leading partnering services firm dedicated to helping companies elevate the impact of partnering, today announced its new Director of Client Services Kevin Rhone. Formerly Director of Consulting for Everything Channel IPED, Kevin comes to Amazon Consulting with more than 25 years of experience in services-driven technology businesses responsible for client relationships, business development, field operations, channel partner relationships and sales.

As the Director of Consulting for Everything Channel, Kevin was responsible for leading an IPED consulting practice which included defining channel consulting programs and delivering complex client engagements for channel research and education to vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft and Juniper who were looking to develop and refine their channel strategies and programs. In his new role at Amazon Consulting, Kevin is responsible for building client relationships, evangelizing Amazon Consulting services at industry events, providing thought leadership, and increasing impact for our clients.

"We are extremely excited to have Kevin come on board and begin evangelizing our value proposition throughout the industry," said Amazon Consulting CEO Diane Krakora. "Over the past 25 years, Kevin has proven to make a strong impact in the technology channel. We know he will continue our mission of elevating the impact of partnering to our clients."

Kevin Rhone has more than 25 years experience in technology, with a special focus in channel partnering strategies. He has held various management-level operations positions for The York Group, Workscape, Wildfire Communications, Kronos, and Clearpoint Research Group and he was even the President and CEO of SmartTime Software. Kevin has an MBA in Finance and Operations from Northeastern University and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Bucknell University.

About Amazon Consulting

Amazon Consulting, LLC is a partnering development firm based in Silicon Valley, California, wholly dedicated to helping companies elevate the impact of partnering. We achieve this by effectively designing, implementing and automating channel and alliance models. We offer services ranging from channel models and program development plans to partnering operations and program execution. PartnerPath provides our clients a best-in-class partner portal and program automation system. For more information please visit us at www.amazonconsulting.com.

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